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My PCP has prescribed bentyl 20 mg 4 x day for the ibs

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My PCP has prescribed bentyl 20 mg 4 x day for the ibs abdominal pain and spasms. In 2008, I was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia 3m. I read that taken bentyl could affect it. Should I have another upper gi test done before I take this med. I started taking it however I started having more upper stomach pains. The PCP insist on me taking this med. don't know what to do.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Remeron 15 mg at night; clonazepam 1 mg 3 x day; promethazine 25 mg as needed. I'm allergic to reglan, flagyl and Fosamax .
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: levator ani/ pelvic floor dysfunction; occasional constipation; depression/ anxiey due to the medical issues. The meds for this don't seem to be working like they use to.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for this question

There is absolutely no concern here

I have many patients that have a hiatal hernia and take bentyl

it is perfectly safe

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