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Benefiber Depression Side Effects

Benefiber Depression Side Effect Reports


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

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



Urinary Tract Infection, Depression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastrointestinal disorder,sedation,sjogren^s syndrome. The patient was prescribed Benefiber (dosage: Unk, Bid), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Rivotril (Unk, Unk)
  • Plaquinol (Unk, Unk)
  • Olcadil (Unk, Unk)
  • Digedrat (Unk, Unk)
When starting to take Benefiber the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Depression
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Flatulence
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber.
Neck Pain, Off Label Use, Depression, Vision Blurred, Urine Colour Abnormal, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Pain In Extremity, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion

This Depression Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 29, 2012. A male , 87 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Neck Pain
  • Off Label Use
  • Depression
  • Vision Blurred
  • Urine Colour Abnormal
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Irritability, Hypoaesthesia, Aggression, Urticaria, Off Label Use, Headache, Peripheral Coldness, Depression

This is a Benefiber Sugar Free side effect report of a 24-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free (dosage:2 Df, Qd (alternating With Benefiber Stick Packs), start time: Sep 20, 2011), combined with:
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (1 Df, Qd (alternating With Benefiber Sugar Free))
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Irritability
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Aggression
  • Urticaria
  • Off Label Use
  • Headache
  • Peripheral Coldness
  • Depression
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber Sugar Free treatment in patients suffering from constipation, resulting in Depression.

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 Depression.
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) Depression 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 Depression, 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 Depression 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 Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

DISCLAIMER: ALL DATA PROVIDED AS-IS, refer to terms of use for additional information.

Benefiber Depression Causes and Reviews


Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Benefiber Depression 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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