Review: could Bentyl cause Gastritis?


Gastritis is found among people who take Bentyl, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Prilosec, and have Gastrooesophageal reflux disease . We study 4,079 people who have side effects while taking Bentyl from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Gastritis. Find out below who they are, when they have Gastritis and more.

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Bentyl has active ingredients of dicyclomine hydrochloride. It is often used in irritable bowel syndrome. (latest outcomes from Bentyl 4,457 users)


Gastritis (inflammation of stomach) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, rashes, thrombocytopenia, diarrhea (latest reports from 24,583 Gastritis patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

4,079 people reported to have side effects when taking Bentyl.
Among them, 73 people (1.79%) have Gastritis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Bentyl cause Gastritis?

Time on Bentyl when people have Gastritis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 100 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Gastritis when taking Bentyl *:

  • female: 87.32 %
  • male: 12.68 %

Age of people who have Gastritis when taking Bentyl *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.67 %
  • 20-29: 8.33 %
  • 30-39: 5.0 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 21.67 %
  • 60+: 38.33 %

Severity if Gastritis when taking Bentyl **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (15 people)
  • Pain (11 people)
  • Osteoporosis (11 people)
  • Arthritis (10 people)
  • Hypertension (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prilosec (21 people)
  • Fosamax (18 people)
  • Zocor (15 people)
  • Nexium (15 people)
  • Flexeril (14 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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