Benefiber Diverticulitis Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Diverticulitis, 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, Diarrhoea, Off Label Use, Underdose

This Diverticulitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,nutritional supplementation. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1 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:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Off Label Use
  • Underdose
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Diverticulitis, Polyp, Abdominal Pain Upper, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

This Diverticulitis Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on May 02, 2013. A Female , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Polyp
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin dosage: 3 Df, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Diverticulitis, Infection, Gastrointestinal Inflammation, Faecal Vomiting, Bowel Movement Irregularity, Malaise, Aphagia, Dehydration, Nausea

This is a Benefiber Stick Packs side effect report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs (dosage:Unk, Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diverticulitis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Infection
  • Gastrointestinal Inflammation
  • Faecal Vomiting
  • Bowel Movement Irregularity
  • Malaise
  • Aphagia
  • Dehydration
  • Nausea
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 Stick Packs treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Diverticulitis.
Liver Disorder, Fluid Overload, Blood Pressure Increased, Cerebrovascular Accident, Oedema Peripheral, Polyp, Gastritis, Diverticulitis, Abdominal Distension

A 51-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: prophylaxis,gastritis started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: Unk, Unk) on 2001. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Liver Disorder
  • Fluid Overload
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Polyp
  • Gastritis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Abdominal Distension
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Miralax
  • Protonix
  • Nexum
  • Compazine
  • Zofran
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Diverticulitis.
Diverticulitis, Pain, Pyrexia, Malaise, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Benefiber Sugar Free on Dec 07, 2012. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: diverticulitis, pain, pyrexia, malaise, therapeutic response unexpected, incorrect dose administered Additional patient health information: Female , 58 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Benefiber Sugar Free dosage: 3-4 Pills Twice Per Day. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levaquin
The patient was hospitalized.
Diverticulitis, Pain, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Diverticulitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): diverticulitis and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 3 Df, Qd) starting 2007. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pain
  • Off Label Use
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diverticulitis, may still occur.
Diverticulitis, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 28, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1 Tsp, Bid) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 72 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: diverticulitis, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, incorrect dose administered. Additional medications/treatments:
Diverticulitis, Off Label Use, Abdominal Pain Upper

This Diverticulitis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 13, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber Stick Packs (dosage: Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benefiber Stick Packs, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Off Label Use
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
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 Diverticulitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Gastrointestinal Pain, Off Label Use, Diarrhoea, Colitis, Diverticulitis

This is a Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 48-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: diverticulitis and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk, As Directed) starting Jan 01, 2002. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Gastrointestinal Pain
  • Off Label Use
  • Diarrhoea
  • Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
This opens a possibility that Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin could cause Diverticulitis and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Colitis, Incorrect Dose Administered, Abdominal Pain Upper, Lactose Intolerance, Diverticulitis

This Diverticulitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 07, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: colitis, incorrect dose administered, abdominal pain upper, lactose intolerance, diverticulitis. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Diverticulitis

This Diverticulitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk , Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Diverticulitis
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Diverticulitis, Stress, Overdose, Pollakiuria, Gastritis Erosive, Constipation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

This Diverticulitis Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 14, 2011. A Female , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Stress
  • Overdose
  • Pollakiuria
  • Gastritis Erosive
  • Constipation
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 3 Heaping Teaspoons In The Morning Or Night. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Diverticulitis, Influenza Like Illness, Back Pain, Dysstasia

This is a Benefiber side effect report of a 76-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Benefiber (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Symbicort
  • Reclast
  • Amlodipine
  • Loratadine
  • Fish Oil
  • Prednisone (10 Mg, (one Pill For Each Day))
  • Vitamin D
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diverticulitis side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Diverticulitis
  • Influenza Like Illness
  • Back Pain
  • Dysstasia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Diverticulitis.
Faeces Discoloured, Faecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Tract Irritation, Anorectal Discomfort, Diverticulitis Intestinal Haemorrhagic, Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nutritional support started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: 1 Stick Pack, Qd) on Jun 23, 2011. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Faeces Discoloured
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Irritation
  • Anorectal Discomfort
  • Diverticulitis Intestinal Haemorrhagic
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Flatulence
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Diverticulitis.
Decreased Appetite, Diverticulitis, Dysphagia, Eructation, Flatulence, Frequent Bowel Movements, Incorrect Dose Administered, Nausea, Surgery

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) on Jun 02, 2010. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: decreased appetite, diverticulitis, dysphagia, eructation, flatulence, frequent bowel movements, incorrect dose administered, nausea, surgery Additional patient health information: Female , 86 years of age, weighting 166.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 1 Tablespoon Twice Daily. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Diverticulitis

This report suggests a potential Benefiber (nch) Diverticulitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): diarrhoea and used Benefiber (nch) (dosage: Oral) starting Jan 01, 2008. Soon after starting Benefiber (nch) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Diverticulitis
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Citrucel (methylcellulose)
  • Metamucil (ispaghula, Plantago Ovata)
  • Nitroglycerin ^a.l.^ (gyceryl Trinitrate)
  • Amiodarone
  • Allopurinol
  • Imodium ^jannsen^ (loperamide Hydrochloride)
  • Timolol Maleate
  • Coumadin
Although Benefiber (nch) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diverticulitis, may still occur.
Abdominal Pain, Condition Aggravated, Constipation, Diverticulitis, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 09, 2009 by a Female taking Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd, Oral) . Location: UNITED STATES , 81 years of age, weighting 136.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: abdominal pain, condition aggravated, constipation, diverticulitis, flatulence, nausea, vomiting. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Xifaxan (rifaximin)
  • Prilosec
  • Vitamins (no Ingredients/subcutances)
  • Tramadol Hcl
The patient was hospitalized.
Bowel Movement Irregularity, Burning Sensation, Constipation, Disease Recurrence, Diverticulitis, Haemorrhoids, Intestinal Polyp, Intestinal Polypectomy

This Diverticulitis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): medical diet.On Feb 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 9 To 15 Tsp, Per 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:
  • Bowel Movement Irregularity
  • Burning Sensation
  • Constipation
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Diverticulitis
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Intestinal Polyp
  • Intestinal Polypectomy
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diverticulitis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain, Condition Aggravated, Constipation, Diverticulitis, Flatulence, Nausea, Vomiting

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect report of a 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd, Oral) starting Mar 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Xifaxan (rifaximin)
  • Prilosec
  • Vitamins (no Ingredients/substances)
  • Tramadol Hcl
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder could cause Diverticulitis and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Constipation, Diverticulitis

This Diverticulitis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 11, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 85 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: constipation, diverticulitis. Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd, Oral. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder.

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Benefiber Diverticulitis Causes and Reviews


Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. If you have these pouches, you have a condition called diverticulosis. It becomes more common as people age. About half of all people over age 60 have it. Doctors believe the main cause is a low-fiber diet.

Most people with diverticulosis don't have symptoms. Sometimes it causes mild cramps, bloating or constipation. Diverticulosis is often found through tests ordered for something else. For example, it is often found during a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. A high-fiber diet and mild pain reliever will often relieve symptoms.

If the pouches become inflamed or infected, you have a condition called Diverticulitis. The most common symptom is abdominal pain, usually on the left side. You may also have fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation. In serious cases, Diverticulitis can lead to bleeding, tears, or blockages. Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose it. Treatment may include antibiotics, pain relievers, and a liquid diet. A serious case may require a hospital stay or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Benefiber Diverticulitis 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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