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Benefiber Decreased Appetite Side Effects

Benefiber Decreased Appetite Side Effect Reports


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

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



Abdominal Pain Upper, Diverticulum, Decreased Appetite, Off Label Use

This Decreased Appetite side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid), which was started on Jan 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Diverticulum
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Diarrhoea, Off Label Use, Nausea, Decreased Appetite

This Decreased Appetite Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 22, 2011. A male , 67 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Off Label Use
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Decreased Appetite, Diverticulitis, Dysphagia, Eructation, Flatulence, Frequent Bowel Movements, Incorrect Dose Administered, Nausea, Surgery

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effect report of a 86-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: medical diet, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage:1 Tablespoon Twice Daily, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Decreased Appetite side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Eructation
  • Flatulence
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Nausea
  • Surgery
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 (nch) treatment in female patients suffering from medical diet, resulting in Decreased Appetite.

Anhedonia, Aphasia, Decreased Appetite, Depression, Immobile, Malaise, Off Label Use

A 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: constipation started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder treatment (dosage: 2 Teaspoons, Bid As Needed, Oral) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Anhedonia
  • Aphasia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depression
  • Immobile
  • Malaise
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lorazepam
  • Aspirin
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder side effects, such as Decreased Appetite.
Anhedonia, Aphasia, Decreased Appetite, Depression, Immobile, Malaise

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) on Oct 06, 2009. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: anhedonia, aphasia, decreased appetite, depression, immobile, malaise Additional patient health information: Female , 84 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 2 Teaspoons, Bid As Needed. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lorazepam
  • Aspirin
Anxiety, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Depression, Fatigue, Overdose, Weight Decreased

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) Decreased Appetite side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 4 Tsp At Once, 2-3 Times Each Day) starting Jan 01, 1989. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Asthenia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Overdose
  • Weight Decreased
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Decreased Appetite, may still occur.
Anxiety, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Depression, Fatigue, Overdose, Weight Decreased

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 31, 2009 by a male taking Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 4 Tsp At Once, 2-3 Times Each Day, Oral, 1 Tsp Once Or Twice Daily, Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 78 years of age, weighting 166.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: anxiety, asthenia, decreased appetite, depression, fatigue, overdose, weight decreased. Additional medications/treatments:
Anxiety, Asthenia, Decreased Appetite, Depression, Fatigue, Weight Decreased

This Decreased Appetite problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 78-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation.On Aug 29, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 4 Tsp At Once, 2-3 Each Day, 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:
  • Anxiety
  • Asthenia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Decreased
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Decreased Appetite, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

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Benefiber Decreased Appetite Causes and Reviews


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NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse


Benefiber Decreased Appetite 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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Top Benefiber Side Effects

Off Label Use (146)
Therapeutic Response Unexpected (62)
Incorrect Dose Administered (59)
Diarrhoea (47)
Constipation (42)
Overdose (35)
Abdominal Pain Upper (33)
Flatulence (31)
Diverticulitis (28)
Nausea (26)
Malaise (23)
Pain (23)
Abdominal Distension (23)
Underdose (23)
Weight Decreased (19)
Abdominal Pain (18)
Vomiting (18)
Condition Aggravated (18)
Dizziness (16)
Blood Glucose Increased (16)
Hypertension (14)
Headache (13)
Dehydration (13)
Frequent Bowel Movements (12)
Pruritus (11)
Feeling Abnormal (11)
Abdominal Discomfort (11)
Cerebrovascular Accident (11)
Haematochezia (11)
Diverticulum (11)
Dyspnoea (10)
Fall (10)
Intestinal Obstruction (9)
Blood Pressure Increased (9)
Insomnia (9)
Depression (8)
Muscle Spasms (8)
Hypersensitivity (8)
Decreased Appetite (8)
Urticaria (7)
Colitis (7)
Hyperhidrosis (7)
Anxiety (7)
Diabetes Mellitus (7)
Atrial Fibrillation (7)
Oedema Peripheral (6)
Death (6)
Burning Sensation (6)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (6)
Concomitant Disease Aggravated (6)

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