Benefiber Constipation Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Constipation, 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.


Asthma, Swelling, Constipation, Pain, Faeces Hard

This Constipation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid), which was started on 201309. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Asthma
  • Swelling
  • Constipation
  • Pain
  • Faeces Hard
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Cataract, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Ocular Hyperaemia, Eye Pain, Headache, Constipation, Off Label Use

This Constipation Benefiber side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jun 25, 2013. A Female , 76 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Cataract
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Ocular Hyperaemia
  • Eye Pain
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Off Label Use
. Benefiber dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Diarrhoea

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage:2 Tsp, Unk, start time: Apr 18, 2013), combined with:
  • Linaclotide (145 Mcg, Qd)
  • Stool Softener
, and developed a serious reaction and a Constipation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
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 NA, resulting in Constipation.
Gastrointestinal Disorder, Haematochezia, Pain, Dehydration, Constipation, Fluid Intake Reduced, Abdominal Distension, Flatulence, Off Label Use

A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from CA with the following symptoms: irritable bowel syndrome started Benefiber treatment (dosage: 6 Tsp, Qd) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Haematochezia
  • Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation
  • Fluid Intake Reduced
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Flatulence
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber side effects, such as Constipation.
Constipation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose

A patient from US was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin on Feb 28, 2013. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: constipation, therapeutic response unexpected, underdose Additional patient health information: male , 92 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Constipation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Constipation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd) starting NS. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Constipation
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Underdose
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Constipation, may still occur.
Fall, Abdominal Pain Upper, Infection, Influenza, Pelvic Pain, Blood Urine Present, Clostridium Difficile Colitis, Bedridden, Constipation

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 28, 2013 by a Female taking Benefiber Sugar Free (dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 79 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: fall, abdominal pain upper, infection, influenza, pelvic pain, blood urine present, clostridium difficile colitis, bedridden, constipation. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (Unk, Unk)
  • Gas-x Extstr Chewable Tabs Cherry Creme
  • Cepacol
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Nystatin (60 G, Unk)
  • Metoprolol
The patient was hospitalized.
Tibia Fracture, Bunion, Foot Deformity, Bone Density Decreased, Cognitive Disorder, Constipation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Constipation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation.On 200904 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 4 Tsp Per Day As Needed). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Flaxseed Oil (Unk, Unk)
  • Vicodin (1-2 Tablets, Q6h)
When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Bunion
  • Foot Deformity
  • Bone Density Decreased
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
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 Constipation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Large Intestinal Ulcer, Constipation, Overdose, Incorrect Dose Administered

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 3 Tsp, Every Now And Then) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Large Intestinal Ulcer
  • Constipation
  • Overdose
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin could cause Constipation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Feeling Abnormal, Constipation, Dizziness, Malaise, Paraesthesia, Back Pain, Arthralgia, Abnormal Faeces, Haemorrhoids

This Constipation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR on May 06, 2013. A female patient from BR , 74 years of age, weighting 110.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: feeling abnormal, constipation, dizziness, malaise, paraesthesia, back pain, arthralgia, abnormal faeces, haemorrhoids. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Hiatus Hernia, Gastric Infection, Constipation, Off Label Use

This Constipation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity. The patient was prescribed Benefiber Stick Packs (dosage: 1 Df, Prn), which was started on 201205. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber Stick Packs the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Gastric Infection
  • Constipation
  • Off Label Use
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Stick Packs.
Constipation, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

This Constipation Benefiber Stick Packs side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 11, 2012. A Female , 47 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Constipation
  • Off Label Use
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
. Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: 1 Df, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Intestinal Obstruction, Constipation, Abdominal Pain Upper

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 84-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage:3 Df, Less Than 3 Times A Day, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Constipation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment in female patients suffering from nutritional support, resulting in Constipation.
Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Urinary Tract Infection, Abdominal Distension

A 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: medical diet started Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd) on Jan 01, 2011. Soon after starting Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Abdominal Distension
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lovaza
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Constipation.
Abdominal Distension, Urinary Tract Infection, Abdominal Pain, Constipation

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin on Nov 14, 2011. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: abdominal distension, urinary tract infection, abdominal pain, constipation Additional patient health information: Female , 50 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lovaza
Diverticulitis, Stress, Overdose, Pollakiuria, Gastritis Erosive, Constipation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Constipation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): bowel movement irregularity and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 3 Heaping Teaspoons In The Morning Or Night) starting NS. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Stress
  • Overdose
  • Pollakiuria
  • Gastritis Erosive
  • Constipation
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Constipation, may still occur.
Constipation, Haemoglobin Decreased, Coeliac Disease

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 17, 2011 by a male taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 65 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: constipation, haemoglobin decreased, coeliac disease. Additional medications/treatments:
Large Intestinal Haemorrhage, Anaemia, Constipation, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder, Prostate Cancer, Overdose

This Constipation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 70-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation.On Jun 01, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, 2-4 Times A Day). 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:
  • Large Intestinal Haemorrhage
  • Anaemia
  • Constipation
  • Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Overdose
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 Constipation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Flatulence, Urinary Tract Infection, Overdose, Blood Potassium Decreased, Diarrhoea, Constipation

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1 Tablespoon 4 Times A Day) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Flatulence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Overdose
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin could cause Constipation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Constipation, Diarrhoea

This Constipation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 17, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 83 years of age, weighting 168.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch). Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: constipation, diarrhoea. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 2 Tsp, Once/single. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch).

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Benefiber Constipation Causes and Reviews


Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week. The stool can be hard and dry. Sometimes it is painful to pass. At one time or another, almost everyone gets constipated. In most cases, it lasts a short time and is not serious.

There are many things you can do to prevent Constipation. They include

  • Eating more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are high in fiber
  • Drinking plenty of water and other liquids
  • Getting enough exercise
  • Taking time to have a bowel movement when you need to
  • Using laxatives only if your doctor says you should
  • Asking your doctor if medicines you take may cause Constipation

It's not important that you have a bowel movement every day. If your bowel habits change, however, check with your doctor.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Benefiber Constipation Reviews

Mon, 19 Mar 2012

I thought that Benefiber would keep me regular. Before taking it I had very fluffy, daily bm's. After taking Benefiber my bm's became hard and difficult to pass. It also seemed to cause Constipation. I am not a meat eater and in fact consume lots of fiber in my foods on a daily basis.
Benefiber seemed to dramatically interfere with my bowel movements.
I have stopped it and am not regular and back to normal.

Mon, 29 Nov 2010

I had bad abdominal cramp and severe Constipation after taking Benefiber. Ended up visting the local First Care. Suffered for 5 days.

Mon, 27 Sep 2010
MY WEE GRANDAUGHTER IS 3 YEARS OLD SOMEONE TOLD US TO TRY BENEFIBER .SHE HAS REALLY BAD CHRONIC CONSTIPATION IS THIS OK FOR HER TO TAKE
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