Benefiber Diabetes Mellitus Side Effect Reports

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

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

Diabetes Mellitus, Bowel Movement Irregularity, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Diabetes Mellitus side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 68-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: dyspepsia,bowel movement irregularity. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Bowel Movement Irregularity
  • Off Label Use
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Arrhythmia, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

This Diabetes Mellitus Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Mar 01, 2013. A Female , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Little Scoop (more Than Tsp), Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Diabetes Mellitus, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage:1-2 Tsp Twice Daily, start time: 2002), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diabetes Mellitus side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Off Label Use
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
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 constipation, resulting in Diabetes Mellitus.
Osteopenia, Diabetes Mellitus, Temporal Arteritis, Off Label Use

A 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: bowel movement irregularity started Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: 2 Or 3 Df, Once A Day) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Osteopenia
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (3 Tsp, Unk)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Unk, Unk)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Unk, Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Diabetes Mellitus.
Myocardial Infarction, Off Label Use, Diabetes Mellitus

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin on Jul 27, 2011. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: myocardial infarction, off label use, diabetes mellitus Additional patient health information: Female , 61 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Unk. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Diabetes Mellitus, Incorrect Dose Administered, Off Label Use, Overdose

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) Diabetes Mellitus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): irritable bowel syndrome and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 3 Tsp, 6 To 7 Times In A Day) starting May 05, 2010. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Off Label Use
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diabetes Mellitus, may still occur.
Blood Cholesterol Increased, Blood Pressure Increased, Diabetes Mellitus, Psoriasis, Weight Decreased

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 18, 2010 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: blood cholesterol increased, blood pressure increased, diabetes mellitus, psoriasis, weight decreased. Additional medications/treatments:

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Benefiber Diabetes Mellitus Causes and Reviews

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having prediabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.

Blood tests can show if you have diabetes. One type of test, the A1C, can also check on how you are managing your diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your blood glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Benefiber Diabetes Mellitus 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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