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Benefiber Abdominal Distension Side Effects

Benefiber Abdominal Distension Side Effect Reports


The following Benefiber Abdominal Distension side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Abdominal Distension, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Benefiber or it might take time to develop.



Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Erythema, Fatigue, Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Abdominal Pain Upper, Abdominal Distension, Irritability

This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,irritable bowel syndrome,constipation. The patient was prescribed Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid (dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid), which was started on Aug 27, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (3 Tsp, Tid)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (2 Tsp, Bid)
When starting to take Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pruritus
  • Erythema
  • Fatigue
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Dyspnoea
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Irritability
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid.
Bronchitis, Abdominal Distension, Endotracheal Intubation Complication, Throat Irritation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

This Abdominal Distension Benefiber Stick Packs side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on May 10, 2013. A Female , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Bronchitis
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Endotracheal Intubation Complication
  • Throat Irritation
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
. Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: 1 Df, Tid. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Gastrointestinal Disorder, Haematochezia, Pain, Dehydration, Constipation, Fluid Intake Reduced, Abdominal Distension, Flatulence, Off Label Use

This is a Benefiber side effect report of a 53-year-old patient (weight:NA) from CA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: irritable bowel syndrome, who was treated with Benefiber (dosage:6 Tsp, Qd, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Abdominal Distension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Haematochezia
  • Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation
  • Fluid Intake Reduced
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Flatulence
  • Off Label Use
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber treatment in patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, resulting in Abdominal Distension.

Feeling Abnormal, Malaise, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Retching, Abdominal Pain, Flatulence, Abdominal Distension

A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Benefiber Stick Packs treatment (dosage: 2-3 Servings, Per Day) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber Stick Packs treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Malaise
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Retching
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Flatulence
  • Abdominal Distension
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fibercon
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Stick Packs side effects, such as Abdominal Distension.
Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Off Label Use, Abdominal Distension

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin on Feb 19, 2013. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: bronchitis, sinusitis, off label use, abdominal distension Additional patient health information: Female , 81 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Df, Bid. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Liver Disorder, Fluid Overload, Blood Pressure Increased, Cerebrovascular Accident, Oedema Peripheral, Polyp, Gastritis, Diverticulitis, Abdominal Distension

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Abdominal Distension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): prophylaxis,gastritis and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk, Unk) starting 2001. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Liver Disorder
  • Fluid Overload
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Polyp
  • Gastritis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Abdominal Distension
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Miralax
  • Protonix
  • Nexum
  • Compazine
  • Zofran
The patient was hospitalized. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Distension, may still occur.
Aortic Occlusion, Abdominal Distension, Dyspnoea, Rectocele

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 19, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Daily, Amount Depends On How Bloated She Feels) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 73 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: aortic occlusion, abdominal distension, dyspnoea, rectocele. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Gas-x (Unk, Unk)
Gastritis, Off Label Use, Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Distension

This Abdominal Distension problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation.On Jan 01, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Gastritis
  • Off Label Use
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Abdominal Distension
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Distension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Urinary Tract Infection, Abdominal Distension

This is a Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: medical diet and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd) starting Jan 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lovaza
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Abdominal Distension
This opens a possibility that Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin could cause Abdominal Distension and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Abdominal Distension, Urinary Tract Infection, Abdominal Pain, Constipation

This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Nov 14, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: abdominal distension, urinary tract infection, abdominal pain, constipation. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Lovaza
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin.
Colostomy, Necrotising Fasciitis, Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain Upper, Surgery, Off Label Use

This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk , Unk), which was started on Jan 01, 2001. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Colostomy
  • Necrotising Fasciitis
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Surgery
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Abdominal Distension, Cardiac Operation, Flatulence, Incorrect Dose Administered, Off Label Use

This Abdominal Distension Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 13, 2010. A Female , 66 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Cardiac Operation
  • Flatulence
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Off Label Use
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 3 Tsp (1 Tablespoon), Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Toprol-xl (Unk, Unk)
  • Amiodarone Hcl (Unk, Unk)
  • Coumadin (Unk, Unk)
Abdominal Distension, Cardiac Operation, Flatulence, Incorrect Dose Administered

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effect report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity,hypertension, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage:3 Tsp (1 Tablespoon), Qd, start time: Aug 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Toprol-xl (Unk, Unk)
  • Amiodarone (Unk, Unk)
  • Coumadin (Unk, Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Abdominal Distension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Cardiac Operation
  • Flatulence
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) treatment in female patients suffering from bowel movement irregularity,hypertension, resulting in Abdominal Distension.
Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain, Condition Aggravated, Insomnia, Intestinal Functional Disorder, Nausea, Weight Decreased

A 92-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nutritional support,irritable bowel syndrome started Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) treatment (dosage: 2 Df, Bid) on Jan 01, 2009. Soon after starting Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal Functional Disorder
  • Nausea
  • Weight Decreased
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) side effects, such as Abdominal Distension.
Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Diverticulum, Faeces Hard, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Urinary Tract Infection, Weight Increased

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder on Jul 17, 2009. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: abdominal distension, abdominal pain, constipation, diverticulum, faeces hard, irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infection, weight increased Additional patient health information: Female , 51 years of age, weighting 215.8 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid, Oral. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cymbalta
  • Clonopin
  • Adderall 10
  • Benazepril Hydrochloride
Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence, Hepatic Neoplasm

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder Abdominal Distension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid, Oral) starting Jan 01, 2008. Soon after starting Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Flatulence
  • Hepatic Neoplasm
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Metamucil (ispaghula, Plantago Ovata)
Although Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Distension, may still occur.
Abdominal Distension, Clostridial Infection, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 04, 2009 by a male taking Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid, Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 39 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: abdominal distension, clostridial infection, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Keppra
  • Carbatrol
  • Lasix
  • Potassium (potassium)
  • Magnesium (magnesium)
  • Vitamin B6
Abdominal Distension, Aortic Valve Replacement, Cardiac Failure Congestive, Chest Pain, Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea, Gait Disturbance, Gastrointestinal Infection, Intestinal Obstruction

This Abdominal Distension problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): diverticulitis,nutritional support.On Jan 01, 2003 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd, Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive
  • Chest Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dyspnoea
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Gastrointestinal Infection
  • Intestinal Obstruction
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Distension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Distension, Cardiac Operation, Flatulence, Intestinal Obstruction

This is a Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid (wheat Dextrin) side effect report of a 75-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and was treated with Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid (wheat Dextrin) (dosage: 1 Tsp,qd,oral) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Aspirin
  • Antihypertensive (no Ingredients/substances)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Cardiac Operation
  • Flatulence
  • Intestinal Obstruction
This opens a possibility that Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid (wheat Dextrin) could cause Abdominal Distension and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Abdominal Distension

This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 25, 2008. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: abdominal distension. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd, Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Furosemide
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder.

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Benefiber Abdominal Distension Reviews

Thu, 03 May 2012

It's been recalled by the manufacture. :(

Mon, 20 Dec 2010

ok so this is my third day using Benefiber. it helped me go to the bathroom once. but ive been using it 3 times a day 2 tsp in my drinks. and now it wont seem to work. i put it on everything and i still only go number 2 like i did with low fiber in my diet. when i had low fiber i only went number 2 most 3 times a week, and the stool was very dry and big. i ate Benefiber with milk one night..then the next morning after eating cereal with Benefiber in it.. i went number 2. it was easy to pass cause of the moisture from fiber. but it seemed to only work once. i put a lot everytime i eat, i dont know why its not working now. havent went number 2 since the first time i used it though. hopefully the stool will be easy to pass since im using Benefiber. and also i put it on a mcdonalds burger.. and it turned into plastic! i dont know what happend! its not suppose to do that. and then i put it in an iced mocha frappe from mcdonalds and it got a little lumpy.

Thu, 26 Apr 2012

Found that out, too...that walmart doesn't have it.  Neither does Walgreens anymore!  Tried to find out why but didn't find anything on the web....the orange version tastes just like TANG!

Tue, 06 Mar 2012

I have been taking Benefiber for a couple of years now. I drink it cold in the summer and hot in the winter. (I mix one packet with 16 ozs water, and drink about 16 ozs each day).
Recently I have experienced a burning sensation in the lower part of my stomach. Usually wakes me up in the middle of the night. Could this possibly be a side effect from the Benefiber? Has anyone else out there experienced anything like this?

Wed, 20 Apr 2011

significant gas and a continuing itchy rach all over my back

Mon, 30 Apr 2012

me  too  does  any one   know  where  we  an  buy  Benefiber

Sun, 09 May 2010

Abdominal cramping

Mon, 22 Mar 2010

Gots bad gout from Benefiber... any suggestions?

Sat, 22 Oct 2011

After taking one half tsp. of Benefiber in 80z of water. I began having anaphylaxix symptoms, my throat started to swell and chest tightened. I stated Bendadry 2 tablets every 4 hours. The next morning after breakfast the symptoms stared to reoccur. I started the Bendadry again to counteract the reaction. It is now 36 hours and still experiencing the side effects.
I read that the ingredient in this is wheat starch processed with acid. I strongly believe because of my severe reaction and others', this product needs to taken off the market.
Please warn others as I will do.

Fri, 11 Dec 2009

I had hives and rash with itching and had to seek medical help to counteract with medication. Whats in the Benefiber that cause that? >:o

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