Amitiza vs Bentyl

Amitiza
(Rx)
Bentyl
(Rx)
Amitiza is a gastrointestinal medication.
Bentyl is a gastrointestinal medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for IBS
2.6
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for IBS
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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January 31, 2006
May 11, 1950
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,462 Discussions
12,887 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
Amitiza is prescribed for Constipation, IBS and Chronic Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for IBS
#2 for Cramping
#3 for Spasms
Bentyl is prescribed for IBS and Cramping and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ami
Bloating
10
Weight Gain
2
Depression
1
Dizziness
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Stomach Cramps
1
Hemorrhoids
1
Dehydration
1
Addiction
1
Diabetes
1
Ben
Dizziness
2
Drowsiness
2
Dry Mouth
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Weight Gain
1
Fever
1
Blurred Vision
1
Arthritis
1
Gastroparesis
1
Burps
1
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Ben
Bloating
Ami
Ben
10
0
Weight Gain
Ami
Ben
2
1
Depression
Ami
Ben
1
0
Dizziness
Ami
Ben
1
2
Shortness of Breath
Ami
Ben
1
0
Stomach Cramps
Ami
Ben
1
0
Hemorrhoids
Ami
Ben
1
0
Dehydration
Ami
Ben
1
0
Addiction
Ami
Ben
1
0
Diabetes
Ami
Ben
1
0
Dizziness
Ben
Ami
2
1
Drowsiness
Ben
Ami
2
0
Dry Mouth
Ben
Ami
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ben
Ami
1
0
Weight Gain
Ben
Ami
1
2
Fever
Ben
Ami
1
0
Blurred Vision
Ben
Ami
1
0
Arthritis
Ben
Ami
1
0
Gastroparesis
Ben
Ami
1
0
Burps
Ben
Ami
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Amitiza during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Bentyl during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amitiza and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Bentyl and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Capsule: 8 mcg, 24 mcg
Capsule: 10 mg
Solution: 10 mg/mL
Syringe: 10 mg/mL
Syrup: 10 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 20 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Lubiprostone
Dicyclomine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amitiza and Bentyl: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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