Benefiber Dehydration Side Effect Reports


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

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


Diverticulitis, Infection, Gastrointestinal Inflammation, Faecal Vomiting, Bowel Movement Irregularity, Malaise, Aphagia, Dehydration, Nausea

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Benefiber Stick Packs (dosage: Unk, Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber Stick Packs the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Infection
  • Gastrointestinal Inflammation
  • Faecal Vomiting
  • Bowel Movement Irregularity
  • Malaise
  • Aphagia
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Stick Packs.
Gastrointestinal Disorder, Haematochezia, Pain, Dehydration, Constipation, Fluid Intake Reduced, Abdominal Distension, Flatulence, Off Label Use

This Dehydration Benefiber side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA on Apr 09, 2013. A male , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Haematochezia
  • Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation
  • Fluid Intake Reduced
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Flatulence
  • Off Label Use
. Benefiber dosage: 6 Tsp, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Back Pain, Feeling Hot, Off Label Use, Dehydration, Chromaturia, Chills, Blood Urine Present, Hyperhidrosis, Kidney Infection

This is a Benefiber Orange Powder side effect report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity, who was treated with Benefiber Orange Powder (dosage:2 Tsp, Tid, start time: Jan 01, 2011), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dehydration side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Back Pain
  • Feeling Hot
  • Off Label Use
  • Dehydration
  • Chromaturia
  • Chills
  • Blood Urine Present
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Kidney Infection
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber Orange Powder treatment in female patients suffering from bowel movement irregularity, resulting in Dehydration.
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Extrasystoles, Troponin I Increased, Diarrhoea, Dehydration

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Benefiber treatment (dosage: NA) on Jul 07, 2009. Soon after starting Benefiber treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Extrasystoles
  • Troponin I Increased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Vorinostat (400 Milligram)
  • Vorinostat (300 Milligram)
  • Vorinostat (40 Milligram)
  • L-carnitine (.5 Gram)
  • Folic Acid (1 Milligram)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Ativan
  • Prilosec (20 Milligram)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber side effects, such as Dehydration.
Bowel Movement Irregularity, Constipation, Dehydration

A patient from BRAZIL was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) on Jan 18, 2010. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: bowel movement irregularity, constipation, dehydration Additional patient health information: male , weighting 104.7 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: Unk, Prn. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Bowel Movement Irregularity, Constipation, Dehydration

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) Dehydration side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from BRAZIL (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): prophylaxis and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: Unk, Prn) starting Nov 17, 2009. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Bowel Movement Irregularity
  • Constipation
  • Dehydration
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dehydration, may still occur.
Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 23, 2009 by a Female taking Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 1 Tsp, Bid, Oral) . Location: UNITED STATES , 61 years of age, weighting 179.9 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: dehydration, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Methadone Hcl
  • Acetaminophen
  • Diazepam
  • Neurontin
  • Baclofen
Dehydration, Malaise, Vomiting

This Dehydration problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 91-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) (dosage: Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Antihypertensives (no Ingredients/substances)
When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Dehydration
  • Malaise
  • Vomiting
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 Dehydration, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Arrhythmia, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Blood Potassium Decreased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Frequent Bowel Movements, Hypotension, Incorrect Dose Administered

This is a Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect report of a 86-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd, Oral) starting Sep 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (3 Tsp, Qd, Oral)
  • Enapril ^excell^ (enalapril)
  • Aricept
  • Buspar
  • Aspirin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Blood Magnesium Decreased
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Hypotension
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder could cause Dehydration and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Arrhythmia, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Blood Potassium Decreased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Hypotension, Incorrect Dose Administered, Pollakiuria

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 19, 2008. A patient from UNITED STATES , 86 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch)(calcium Carbonate, Whea. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: arrhythmia, blood magnesium decreased, blood potassium decreased, dehydration, diarrhoea, dizziness, hypotension, incorrect dose administered, pollakiuria. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch)(calcium Carbonate, Whea dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd, Oral.
Associated medications used:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (3 Tsp, Qd, Oral)
  • Enapril ^excell^ (enalapril)
  • Aricept
  • Subpar (buspirone Hydrochloride)
  • Aspirin
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch)(calcium Carbonate, Whea.
Dehydration, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Dehydration side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 6 Tsp, Qd, Oral), which was started on Sep 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dehydration
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Dehydration, Incorrect Dose Administered, Nausea, Vomiting

This Dehydration Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 27, 2008. A male , 34 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Dehydration
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
. Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 3 Tsp, Once Single, Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Dehydration, Diarrhoea

This is a Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Caplet side effect report of a 87-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Caplet (dosage:Bid, start time: Aug 22, 2007), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dehydration side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
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) (wheat Dextrin) Caplet treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Dehydration.

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Benefiber Dehydration Causes and Reviews


When you're dehydrated, your body doesn't have enough fluid and electrolytes to work properly. An average person on an average day needs about 3 quarts of water. But if you're out in the hot sun or are exercising a lot, you need a lot more than that. You can also become dehydrated if you are vomiting, have diarrhea, or are sweating a lot. People who are elderly, very young, taking certain medications, or have a chronic illness have a greater risk.

Signs of Dehydration in adults include

  • Being thirsty
  • Urinating less often than usual
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Dry skin
  • Feeling tired
  • Dizziness and fainting

Signs of Dehydration in babies and young children include a dry mouth and tongue, crying without tears, no wet diapers for 3 hours or more, a high fever and being unusually sleepy or drowsy.

If you think you're dehydrated, drink small amounts of water over a period of time. Drinking too much all at once can overload your stomach and make you throw up. If you are exercising in the heat and losing a lot of minerals in sweat, sports drinks can be helpful. Avoid any drinks that have caffeine.

NIH: National Institutes of Health


Benefiber Dehydration 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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