Benefiber Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


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

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


Intestinal Obstruction, Abdominal Discomfort, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation prophylaxis. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1 Lid Full, Bid), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Diarrhoea
  • Malaise
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Diverticulitis, Diarrhoea, Off Label Use, Underdose

This Diarrhoea Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on May 23, 2013. A Female , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Off Label Use
  • Underdose
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tsp, Qd. 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 Diarrhoea 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 Diarrhoea.
Weight Decreased, Anaemia, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Condition Aggravated, Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms, Malaise, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: bowel movement irregularity started Benefiber Stick Packs treatment (dosage: 1 Df, Qd) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber Stick Packs treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Weight Decreased
  • Anaemia
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Malaise
  • Off Label Use
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Unk, Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Stick Packs side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Feeling Abnormal, Malaise, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Retching, Abdominal Pain, Flatulence, Abdominal Distension

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Benefiber Stick Packs on Mar 12, 2013. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: feeling abnormal, malaise, vomiting, diarrhoea, retching, abdominal pain, flatulence, abdominal distension Additional patient health information: Female , 63 years of age, weighting 161.3 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: 2-3 Servings, Per Day. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Fibercon
Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Cough, Diarrhoea, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

This report suggests a potential Benefiber Stick Packs Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 60-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): polyp colorectal and used Benefiber Stick Packs (dosage: 2-3 Df Daily) starting NS. Soon after starting Benefiber Stick Packs the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber Stick Packs demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Diverticulum, Condition Aggravated, Abdominal Pain, Pyrexia, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Discomfort, Off Label Use

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 19, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber Sugar Free (dosage: 3 Df, Tid) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: diverticulum, condition aggravated, abdominal pain, pyrexia, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, off label use. Additional medications/treatments:
Cataract, Visual Acuity Reduced, Tongue Disorder, Choking, Nausea, Ageusia, Poor Quality Sleep, Diarrhoea

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 87-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On 201205 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benefiber, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Cataract
  • Visual Acuity Reduced
  • Tongue Disorder
  • Choking
  • Nausea
  • Ageusia
  • Poor Quality Sleep
  • Diarrhoea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Vertigo, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Dyspepsia, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 85-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: 2 Tsp, A Day) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Pain
This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin could cause Diarrhoea and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Gastrointestinal Pain, Off Label Use, Diarrhoea, Colitis, Diverticulitis

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 25, 2012. A patient from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: gastrointestinal pain, off label use, diarrhoea, colitis, diverticulitis. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, As Directed. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin.
Frequent Bowel Movements, Haemorrhoids, Food Poisoning, Diarrhoea, Underdose, Flatulence, Nausea, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Abdominal Pain Upper

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 69-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support. The patient was prescribed Benefiber Sugar Free (dosage: 3 Df, Qd), which was started on Mar 10, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber Sugar Free the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Food Poisoning
  • Diarrhoea
  • Underdose
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Sugar Free.
Diarrhoea, Pain, Alopecia, Vision Blurred, Amnesia, Weight Increased, Oedema Peripheral, Dizziness

This Diarrhoea Benefiber side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 02, 2012. A Female , weighting 145.0 lb, was treated with Benefiber. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Pain
  • Alopecia
  • Vision Blurred
  • Amnesia
  • Weight Increased
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Dizziness
. Benefiber dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Oxycodone (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Estrogen
  • Lyrica (75 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lyrica
  • Ambien (Unk)
  • Synthroid (Unk)
Mass, Diarrhoea

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 74-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, Bid, start time: 201109), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Mass
  • 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 Diarrhoea.
Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea, Gastric Dilatation, Muscle Spasms

A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nutritional support,diabetes mellitus started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: 2 Scoops, Daily) on Jun 23, 2011. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Gastric Dilatation
  • Muscle Spasms
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Humulin N (30-40 Units, Bid)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Hernia, Pyrexia, Underdose, Diarrhoea

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin on Nov 10, 2011. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: hernia, pyrexia, underdose, diarrhoea Additional patient health information: Female , 77 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 6 Tsp, A Day. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Mass

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid) starting Sep 01, 2011. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mass
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Topal (Unk)
Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Faeces Discoloured, Skin Cancer, Diarrhoea, Off Label Use, Colitis, Gout, Micrographic Skin Surgery, Micturition Urgency, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 19, 2011 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 78 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: faeces discoloured, skin cancer, diarrhoea, off label use, colitis, gout, micrographic skin surgery, micturition urgency, therapeutic response unexpected. Additional medications/treatments:
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Extrasystoles, Troponin I Increased, Diarrhoea, Dehydration

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jul 07, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Vorinostat (400 Milligram)
  • Vorinostat (300 Milligram)
  • Vorinostat (40 Milligram)
  • L-carnitine (.5 Gram)
  • Folic Acid (1 Milligram)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Ativan
  • Prilosec (20 Milligram)
When commencing Benefiber, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Extrasystoles
  • Troponin I Increased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
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 Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diarrhoea, Off Label Use, Nausea, Decreased Appetite

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 67-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid) starting Aug 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Off Label Use
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin could cause Diarrhoea and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Malaise, Diarrhoea, Staphylococcal Infection, Off Label Use

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 21, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, weighting 114.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: malaise, diarrhoea, staphylococcal infection, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 4 Tsp, Qd. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
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Benefiber Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews


What is
diarrhea ?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who gets diarrhea ?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea ?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea ?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea ?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea ?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Benefiber Diarrhoea 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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