The following Benefiber Atrial Fibrillation side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.
This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Atrial Fibrillation, 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.
Atrial Fibrillation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Overdose
This Atrial Fibrillation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 58-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 48 To 96 Tsp, Qd), which was started on 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Off Label Use
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
This Atrial FibrillationBenefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 02, 2012. A Female , 55 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Three Times Daily. Additional drugs used at the same time:
Bufferin Regular Strength (Unk, Unk)
Anxiety, Atrial Fibrillation
This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: irritable bowel syndrome, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage:Unk, Unk, start time: Jan 01, 1997), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Atrial Fibrillation side effect. The patient presented with:
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment in female patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, resulting in Atrial Fibrillation.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Atrial Fibrillation
A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: constipation started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) treatment (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd) on Jan 01, 2008. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
Abdominal Pain Upper
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effects, such as Atrial Fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation, International Normalised Ratio Decreased
A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder on Apr 14, 2009. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: atrial fibrillation, international normalised ratio decreased Additional patient health information: Female , 83 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with
This report suggests a potential Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) PowderAtrial Fibrillation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 88-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid For 10 Days, Oral) starting NS. Soon after starting Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
Drugs used concurrently:
The patient was hospitalized. Although Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Atrial Fibrillation, may still occur.
An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 21, 2007 by a Female taking Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid For 10 Days, Oral) was diagnosed with
and. Location: UNITED STATES , 88 years of age, weighting 136.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: atrial fibrillation, constipation, gastrointestinal hypomotility, hyperhidrosis, hypertension, syncope. Additional medications/treatments: Associated medications used:
The patient was hospitalized.
Benefiber Atrial Fibrillation Causes and Reviews
An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. Atrialfibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia. The cause is a disorder in the heart's electrical system.
Often, people who have AF may not even feel symptoms. But you may feel
Palpitations -- an abnormal rapid heartbeat
Shortness of breath
Weakness or difficulty exercising
Dizziness or fainting
AF can lead to an increased risk of stroke. In many patients, it can also cause chest pain, heart attack, or heart failure.
Doctors diagnose AF using family and medical history, a physical exam, and a test called an electrocardiogram (EKG), which looks at the electrical waves your heart makes. Treatments include medicines and procedures to restore normal rhythm.
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Benefiber Atrial Fibrillation 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
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