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What is dicyclomine?

Dicyclomine is the active ingredient in the drug sold under the brand name Bentyl. It is an antispasmodic medication that is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome and other bowel conditions. Dicyclomine is a prescription medication and targets the receptors in smooth muscle tissue in the digestive tract to reduce spasms. Dicyclomine may be administered as a tablet, capsule, oral liquid or injection.

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