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Review: could Bentyl cause Gastritis?

We study 3,298 people who have side effects while taking Bentyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 74 have Gastritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Gastritis and more.

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Bentyl

Bentyl (latest outcomes from 3,647 users) has active ingredients of dicyclomine hydrochloride. It is often used in irritable bowel syndrome.

Gastritis

Gastritis (inflammation of stomach) (latest reports from 151,255 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, depression.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 3,297 people reported to have side effects when taking Bentyl. Among them, 74 people (2.24%) have Gastritis. They amount to 0.05% of all the 151,239 people who have Gastritis on eHealthMe.

Trend of Gastritis in Bentyl reports

Time on Bentyl when people have Gastritis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gastritis0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Gastritis when taking Bentyl * :

FemaleMale
Gastritis85.14%14.86%

Age of people who have Gastritis when taking Bentyl * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gastritis0.00%0.00%1.52%6.06%3.03%28.79%22.73%37.88%

Severity of Gastritis when taking Bentyl ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gastritis0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Gastritis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (14 people, 18.92%)
  2. Arthritis (14 people, 18.92%)
  3. Osteoporosis (10 people, 13.51%)
  4. Pain (9 people, 12.16%)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (8 people, 10.81%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (24 people, 32.43%)
  2. Nexium (21 people, 28.38%)
  3. Fosamax (16 people, 21.62%)
  4. Zocor (16 people, 21.62%)
  5. Prevacid (16 people, 21.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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