Benefiber Flatulence Side Effect Reports


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

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


Urinary Tract Infection, Depression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Flatulence side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastrointestinal disorder,sedation,sjogren^s syndrome. The patient was prescribed Benefiber (dosage: Unk, Bid), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Rivotril (Unk, Unk)
  • Plaquinol (Unk, Unk)
  • Olcadil (Unk, Unk)
  • Digedrat (Unk, Unk)
When starting to take Benefiber the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Depression
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Flatulence
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber.
Thyroid Disorder, Cataract, Flatulence, Off Label Use, Underdose

This Flatulence Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Apr 24, 2013. A Female , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Cataract
  • Flatulence
  • Off Label Use
  • Underdose
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Colitis, Flatulence, Condition Aggravated, Off Label Use

This is a Benefiber Stick Packs side effect report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: flatulence, who was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs (dosage:1 Df, Bid, start time: 2011), combined with:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (1 Tsp, Bid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Flatulence side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Colitis
  • Flatulence
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Off Label Use
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber Stick Packs treatment in female patients suffering from flatulence, resulting in Flatulence.
Gastrointestinal Disorder, Haematochezia, Pain, Dehydration, Constipation, Fluid Intake Reduced, Abdominal Distension, Flatulence, Off Label Use

A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from CA with the following symptoms: irritable bowel syndrome started Benefiber treatment (dosage: 6 Tsp, Qd) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Haematochezia
  • Pain
  • Dehydration
  • Constipation
  • Fluid Intake Reduced
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Flatulence
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber side effects, such as Flatulence.
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
Arterial Occlusive Disease, Off Label Use, Flatulence

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Flatulence side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 89-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk, Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Off Label Use
  • Flatulence
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Flatulence, may still occur.
Frequent Bowel Movements, Haemorrhoids, Food Poisoning, Diarrhoea, Underdose, Flatulence, Nausea, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Abdominal Pain Upper

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 18, 2012 by a male taking Benefiber Sugar Free (dosage: 3 Df, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 69 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: frequent bowel movements, haemorrhoids, food poisoning, diarrhoea, underdose, flatulence, nausea, therapeutic response unexpected, abdominal pain upper. Additional medications/treatments:
Infection, Weight Decreased, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Flatulence, Condition Aggravated

This Flatulence problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): medical diet.On Jun 01, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Diets, Specialized (Unk, Unk)
When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Infection
  • Weight Decreased
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Flatulence
  • Condition Aggravated
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 Flatulence, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Scar, Surgery, Off Label Use, Flatulence

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 88-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: 1 Heaping Tsp Qd) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Scar
  • Surgery
  • Off Label Use
  • Flatulence
This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin could cause Flatulence and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Flatulence, Abdominal Discomfort, Incorrect Dose Administered, Cholelithiasis, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain Upper, Gastrointestinal Pain

This Flatulence side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 17, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: flatulence, abdominal discomfort, incorrect dose administered, cholelithiasis, vomiting, abdominal pain upper, gastrointestinal pain. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 4 Tsp, Once/single. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Faeces Discoloured, Faecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Tract Irritation, Anorectal Discomfort, Diverticulitis Intestinal Haemorrhagic, Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence

This Flatulence side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1 Stick Pack, Qd), which was started on Jun 23, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Faeces Discoloured
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Tract Irritation
  • Anorectal Discomfort
  • Diverticulitis Intestinal Haemorrhagic
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Flatulence
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Flatulence, Urinary Tract Infection, Overdose, Blood Potassium Decreased, Diarrhoea, Constipation

This Flatulence Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on May 27, 2011. A Female , 67 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Flatulence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Overdose
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tablespoon 4 Times A Day. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Abdominal Distension, Cardiac Operation, Flatulence, Incorrect Dose Administered, Off Label Use

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effect report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity,hypertension, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage:3 Tsp (1 Tablespoon), Qd, start time: Aug 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Toprol-xl (Unk, Unk)
  • Amiodarone Hcl (Unk, Unk)
  • Coumadin (Unk, Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Flatulence side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Cardiac Operation
  • Flatulence
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • 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 (nch) treatment in female patients suffering from bowel movement irregularity,hypertension, resulting in Flatulence.
Abdominal Distension, Cardiac Operation, Flatulence, Incorrect Dose Administered

A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: bowel movement irregularity,hypertension started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) treatment (dosage: 3 Tsp (1 Tablespoon), Qd) on Aug 01, 2010. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Cardiac Operation
  • Flatulence
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Toprol-xl (Unk, Unk)
  • Amiodarone (Unk, Unk)
  • Coumadin (Unk, Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effects, such as Flatulence.
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.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Glucose Increased, Condition Aggravated, Feeling Abnormal, Flatulence, Frequent Bowel Movements, Insomnia, Off Label Use

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) Flatulence side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid) starting Sep 01, 2009. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Flatulence
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Insomnia
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Flatulence, may still occur.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Glucose Increased, Condition Aggravated, Feeling Abnormal, Flatulence, Frequent Bowel Movements, Insomnia, Off Label Use

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 08, 2009 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 118.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: abdominal pain upper, blood glucose increased, condition aggravated, feeling abnormal, flatulence, frequent bowel movements, insomnia, off label use. Additional medications/treatments:
Constipation, Diverticulum, Flatulence, Pain, Pyrexia

This Flatulence problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): bowel movement irregularity,constipation,blood cholesterol.On Oct 03, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch) (dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulum
  • Flatulence
  • Pain
  • Pyrexia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Flatulence, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Constipation, Diverticulum, Flatulence, Pain, Pyrexia

This is a Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch) side effect report of a 68-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity,constipation,blood cholesterol and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch) (dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd) starting Oct 03, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulum
  • Flatulence
  • Pain
  • Pyrexia
This opens a possibility that Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin(nch) could cause Flatulence and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Glucose Increased, Condition Aggravated, Feeling Abnormal, Flatulence, Frequent Bowel Movements, Insomnia, Off Label Use

This Flatulence side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 08, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 71 years of age, weighting 117.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: abdominal pain upper, blood glucose increased, condition aggravated, feeling abnormal, flatulence, frequent bowel movements, insomnia, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid, Oral. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder.

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Benefiber Flatulence Causes and Reviews


Everyone has gas. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. Passing gas through the mouth is called belching or burping. Passing gas through the anus is called Flatulence. Most of the time gas does not have an odor. The odor comes from bacteria in the large intestine that release small amounts of gases that contain sulfur.

Gas in the digestive tract comes from two sources: air that you swallow and the breakdown of undigested food by bacteria in the large intestine. Certain foods may cause gas. Foods that produce gas in one person may not cause gas in another.

You can reduce the amount of gas you have by

  • Drinking lots of water and non-fizzy drinks
  • Eating more slowly so you swallow less air when you eat
  • Avoiding milk products if you have lactose intolerance

Medicines can help reduce gas or the pain and bloating caused by gas. If your symptoms still bother you, see your health care provider.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Benefiber Flatulence 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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