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Benefiber Fall Side Effects

Benefiber Fall Side Effect Reports


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

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



Upper Limb Fracture, Fall, Herpes Zoster, Influenza, Off Label Use

This Fall side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Benefiber Sugar Free (dosage: 3 Df, Qd), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber Sugar Free the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Upper Limb Fracture
  • Fall
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Influenza
  • Off Label Use
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Sugar Free.
Fall, Abdominal Pain Upper, Infection, Influenza, Pelvic Pain, Blood Urine Present, Clostridium Difficile Colitis, Bedridden, Constipation

This Fall Benefiber Sugar Free side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 28, 2013. A Female , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Fall
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Infection
  • Influenza
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Blood Urine Present
  • Clostridium Difficile Colitis
  • Bedridden
  • Constipation
. Benefiber Sugar Free dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (Unk, Unk)
  • Gas-x Extstr Chewable Tabs Cherry Creme
  • Cepacol
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Nystatin (60 G, Unk)
  • Metoprolol
The patient was hospitalized.
Arthralgia, Fall, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from CA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: crohn^s disease, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage:2 Tsp, One To Two Times A Day, Prn, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Fall side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Arthralgia
  • Fall
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
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 crohn^s disease, resulting in Fall.

Aortic Aneurysm, Cataract, Upper Limb Fracture, Fall, Musculoskeletal Pain, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Incorrect Dose Administered

A 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: nutritional support started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: 6 Tsp, Unk) on 2010. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Cataract
  • Upper Limb Fracture
  • Fall
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Fall.
Osteoporosis, Wrist Fracture, Fall, Underdose

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin on Aug 30, 2012. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: osteoporosis, wrist fracture, fall, underdose Additional patient health information: Female , 77 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Heaping Tsp, Once A Day. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pravacol (Unk, Every Night)
  • Fish Oil (2 Pills, A Day)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (1 Pill, A Day In The Morning)
Cast Application, Fall, Impaired Healing, Incorrect Dose Administered, Nausea, Off Label Use, Skin Laceration, Suture Insertion, Therapeutic Response Unexpected

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) Fall side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 92-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): diverticulitis,mitral valve prolapse,osteopenia,hypersensitivity and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd) starting Mar 01, 2005. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cast Application
  • Fall
  • Impaired Healing
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Nausea
  • Off Label Use
  • Skin Laceration
  • Suture Insertion
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Propranolol (Unk, Unk)
  • Fosamax (Unk, Unk)
Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fall, may still occur.
Carotid Artery Occlusion, Cerebrovascular Accident, Dementia, Dementia Alzheimer's Type, Dysgraphia, Dysphagia, Fall, Foaming At Mouth, Hemiparesis

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Feb 08, 2010 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 9 Tsp, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 85 years of age, weighting 119.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: carotid artery occlusion, cerebrovascular accident, dementia, dementia alzheimer's type, dysgraphia, dysphagia, fall, foaming at mouth, hemiparesis. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Namenda (Unk, Bid)
  • Aggrenox (Unk, Bid)
  • Procardia (Unk, Qd)
  • Avapro (Unk, Qd)
  • Zocor (Unk, Qd)
  • Flomax (Unk, Qd)
  • Galantamine Hydrobromide (Unk, Qd)
  • Vitamins Nos
The patient was hospitalized.
Carotid Artery Occlusion, Cerebrovascular Accident, Dementia, Dementia Alzheimer's Type, Dysgraphia, Dysphagia, Fall, Foaming At Mouth, Hemiparesis

This Fall problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation,memory impairment.On NS a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 9 Tsp, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Namenda (Unk, Bid)
  • Aggrenox (Unk, Bid)
  • Procardia (Unk, Qd)
  • Avapro (Unk, Qd)
  • Zocor (Unk, Qd)
  • Flomax (Unk, Qd)
  • Galantamine Hydrobromide (Unk, Qd)
  • Vitamins Nos
When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dysphagia
  • Fall
  • Foaming At Mouth
  • Hemiparesis
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 Fall, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Carotid Artery Occlusion, Cerebrovascular Accident, Dementia, Dementia Alzheimer's Type, Dysgraphia, Dysphagia, Fall, Foaming At Mouth, Hemiparesis

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effect report of a 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation,memory impairment and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 9 Tsp, Qd) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Namenda (Unk, Bid)
  • Aggrenox (Unk, Bid)
  • Procardia (Unk, Qd)
  • Avapro (Unk, Qd)
  • Zocor (Unk, Qd)
  • Flomax (Unk, Qd)
  • Galantamine Hydrobromide (Unk, Qd)
  • Vitamins Nos
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Carotid Artery Occlusion
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Alzheimer's Type
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dysphagia
  • Fall
  • Foaming At Mouth
  • Hemiparesis
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) could cause Fall and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Dysphagia, Fall, Foaming At Mouth, Off Label Use, Overdose, Salivary Hypersecretion

This Fall side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 01, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 85 years of age, weighting 119.0 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: dysphagia, fall, foaming at mouth, off label use, overdose, salivary hypersecretion. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 9 Tsp, Qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Namenda (Unk, Bid)
  • Aggrenox (Unk, Bid)
  • Procardia (Unk, Qd)
  • Avapro (Unk, Qd)
  • Zocor (Unk, Qd)
  • Flomax (Unk, Qd)
  • Galantamine Hydrobromide (Unk, Qd)
  • Vitamins Nos
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch).

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

Benefiber Fall Causes and Reviews


Falls can be dangerous at any age. Babies and young children can get hurt Falling off furniture or down the stairs. Older children may Fall off playground equipment. For elderly people, Falls can be especially serious. They are at higher risk of Falling. They are also more likely to break a bone when they Fall, especially if they have osteoporosis. A broken bone, especially when it is a hip, may even lead to disability and a loss of independence for the elderly.

Some common causes of Falls include

  • Balance problems
  • Some medicines, which can make you feel dizzy, confused, or slow
  • Vision problems
  • Alcohol, which can affect your balance and reflexes
  • Muscle weakness, especially in your legs, which can make it harder for you to get up from a chair or keep your balance when walking on an uneven surface.
  • Certain illnesses, such as low blood pressure, diabetes, and neuropathy
  • Slow reflexes, which make it hard to keep your balance or move out of the way of a hazard
  • Tripping or slipping due to loss of footing or traction

At any age, people can make changes to lower their risk of Falling. It important to take care of your health, including getting regular eye exams. Regular exercise may lower your risk of Falls by strengthening your muscles, improving your balance, and keeping your bones strong. And you can look for ways to make your house safer. For example, you can get rid of tripping hazards and make sure that you have rails on the stairs and in the bath. To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do Fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.

NIH: National Institute on Aging


Benefiber Fall 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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