Benefiber Dizziness Side Effect Reports


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

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


Abasia, Kidney Infection, Escherichia Bacteraemia, Nephrolithiasis, Gastroenteritis Viral, Dizziness, Back Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Disease Recurrence

This Dizziness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 80-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1 Tbsp Daily), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abasia
  • Kidney Infection
  • Escherichia Bacteraemia
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Gastroenteritis Viral
  • Dizziness
  • Back Pain
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Disease Recurrence
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Feeling Abnormal, Constipation, Dizziness, Malaise, Paraesthesia, Back Pain, Arthralgia, Abnormal Faeces, Haemorrhoids

This Dizziness Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR on May 06, 2013. A Female , 74 years of age, weighting 110.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness
  • Malaise
  • Paraesthesia
  • Back Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Abnormal Faeces
  • Haemorrhoids
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
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, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage:2 Tsp, A Day, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dizziness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal Pain
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 nutritional support, resulting in Dizziness.
Disorientation, Weight Decreased, Headache, Dizziness

A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nutritional support started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qhs) on Oct 01, 2010. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Disorientation
  • Weight Decreased
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Dizziness.
Diarrhoea, Pain, Alopecia, Vision Blurred, Amnesia, Weight Increased, Oedema Peripheral, Dizziness

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber on Mar 02, 2012. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: diarrhoea, pain, alopecia, vision blurred, amnesia, weight increased, oedema peripheral, dizziness Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 145.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Benefiber dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxycodone (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Estrogen
  • Lyrica (75 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Lyrica
  • Ambien (Unk)
  • Synthroid (Unk)
Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Confusional State, Asthenia, Dizziness, Aura, Lethargy, Somnolence, Off Label Use

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Dizziness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 52-year-old 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 Jan 06, 2011. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Confusional State
  • Asthenia
  • Dizziness
  • Aura
  • Lethargy
  • Somnolence
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Citalopram (Unk, Unk)
  • Phenobarbital Tab (Unk, Unk)
  • Phenytoin (Unk, Unk (^took More To Prevent Seizure^))
  • Phenytoin (Unk, Unk)
  • Zolam (Unk, Unk)
  • Phenytoin (Unk, Unk (^took More To Prevent Seizure^))
Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dizziness, may still occur.
Blood Pressure Increased, Dizziness, Headache, Off Label Use, Overdose

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 15, 2010 by a male taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 6 Tsp, Bid) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 75 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: blood pressure increased, dizziness, headache, off label use, overdose. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Coumadin
  • Amiodarone Hcl
  • Metformin
  • Enalapril
  • Flomax
  • Simvastatin
The patient was hospitalized.
Blood Pressure Increased, Dizziness, Headache, Off Label Use, Overdose

This Dizziness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 75-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation.On Aug 01, 2010 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 6 Tsp, Bid). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Coumadin
  • Amiodarone Hcl
  • Metformin Hcl
  • Enalapril
  • Flomax
  • Simvastatin
When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Off Label Use
  • Overdose
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 Dizziness, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Cardiac Pacemaker Insertion, Dizziness, Heart Rate Decreased, Heart Rate Irregular, Nausea, Off Label Use

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effect report of a 34-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 3 Df, Qd) starting Sep 04, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Cardiac Pacemaker Insertion
  • Dizziness
  • Heart Rate Decreased
  • Heart Rate Irregular
  • Nausea
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) could cause Dizziness and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Convulsion, Dizziness

This Dizziness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 12, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 86 years of age, weighting 103.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch). Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: convulsion, dizziness. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid.
Associated medications used:
  • Phenobarbital (Unk, 6 Times A Day)
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch).
Blood Glucose Increased, Dizziness, Off Label Use

This Dizziness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 84-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support,constipation,diabetes mellitus. The patient was prescribed Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) (dosage: 3 Df, Bid), which was started on May 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Dizziness
  • Off Label Use
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Sugar Free (nch).
Abdominal Discomfort, Burning Sensation, Dizziness, Dry Mouth, Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Headache, Nasal Dryness

This Dizziness Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 11, 2009. A Female , 72 years of age, weighting 147.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Burning Sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Headache
  • Nasal Dryness
. Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 2 Tsp, Once/single, Oral; 2 Tsp, Once/single, Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (2 Tsp, Once/single, Oral; 2 Tsp, Once/single, Oral)
  • Keflex /unk/ (cefalexin Monhohydrate)
The patient was hospitalized.
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, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support, who was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage:3 Tsp, Qd, Oral, start time: Sep 01, 2008), combined with:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (3 Tsp, Qd, Oral)
  • Enapril ^excell^ (enalapril)
  • Aricept
  • Buspar
  • Aspirin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Dizziness side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Blood Magnesium Decreased
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Hypotension
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
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 Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder treatment in patients suffering from nutritional support, resulting in Dizziness.
Arrhythmia, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Blood Potassium Decreased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Hypotension, Incorrect Dose Administered, Pollakiuria

A 86-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nutritional support started Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch)(calcium Carbonate, Whea treatment (dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd, Oral) on Sep 01, 2008. Soon after starting Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch)(calcium Carbonate, Whea treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Blood Magnesium Decreased
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Hypotension
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Pollakiuria
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (3 Tsp, Qd, Oral)
  • Enapril ^excell^ (enalapril)
  • Aricept
  • Subpar (buspirone Hydrochloride)
  • Aspirin
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch)(calcium Carbonate, Whea side effects, such as Dizziness.
Clavicle Fracture, Cold Sweat, Dizziness, Feeling Abnormal, Retching, Upper Limb Fracture

A female patient from BRAZIL was prescribed and started Benefiber (nch)(guar Gum) Powder on Nov 19, 2007. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: clavicle fracture, cold sweat, dizziness, feeling abnormal, retching, upper limb fracture Additional patient health information: Female , 71 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber (nch)(guar Gum) Powder dosage: 1 Df, Qd, Oral. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Moduretic 5-50
  • Venocur Triplex (aesculus Hippocastanum Seed, Miroton, Rutoside)

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Benefiber Dizziness Causes and Reviews


When you're dizzy, you may feel lightheaded, woozy, or disoriented. If you feel like you or the room are spinning, you have vertigo. These feelings may make you lose your balance.

Dizziness can have many different causes. A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down. Certain medicines and problems with your inner ear may cause Dizziness. So can motion sickness. Sometimes Dizziness can be a symptom of other disorders.

As people get older, they may have more health problems and take more medicines. This makes them more likely to have problems with Dizziness and balance.

Dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated. If you are dizzy often, you should see your health care provider to find the cause.

NIH: National Institutes of Health


Benefiber Dizziness 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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