Benefiber Frequent Bowel Movements Side Effect Reports


The following Benefiber Frequent Bowel Movements side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Frequent Bowel Movements, 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.


Glaucoma, Abdominal Tenderness, Frequent Bowel Movements, Off Label Use, Underdose, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Frequent Bowel Movements side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. The patient was prescribed Benefiber Plus Heart Health (dosage: Less Than A Serving, Prn), which was started on 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber Plus Heart Health the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Glaucoma
  • Abdominal Tenderness
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Off Label Use
  • Underdose
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Plus Heart Health.
Convulsion, Frequent Bowel Movements, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Frequent Bowel Movements Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 04, 2013. A Female , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Convulsion
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Off Label Use
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1/2 Tsp In The Morning. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Frequent Bowel Movements, Haemorrhoids, Food Poisoning, Diarrhoea, Underdose, Flatulence, Nausea, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Abdominal Pain Upper

This is a Benefiber Sugar Free side effect report of a 69-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support, who was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free (dosage:3 Df, Qd, start time: Mar 10, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Frequent Bowel Movements side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Food Poisoning
  • Diarrhoea
  • Underdose
  • Flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber Sugar Free treatment in patients suffering from nutritional support, resulting in Frequent Bowel Movements.
Frequent Bowel Movements, Diarrhoea, Faecaloma

A 81-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Benefiber treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Diarrhoea
  • Faecaloma
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Miralax (Po)
  • Potassium
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber side effects, such as Frequent Bowel Movements.
Cerebrovascular Accident, Defaecation Urgency, Frequent Bowel Movements

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) on Jul 09, 2010. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: cerebrovascular accident, defaecation urgency, frequent bowel movements Additional patient health information: Female , 85 years of age, weighting 118.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 1 Heaping Tsp, Qd. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Decreased Appetite, Diverticulitis, Dysphagia, Eructation, Flatulence, Frequent Bowel Movements, Incorrect Dose Administered, Nausea, Surgery

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) Frequent Bowel Movements side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): medical diet and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 1 Tablespoon Twice Daily) starting NS. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Eructation
  • Flatulence
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Nausea
  • Surgery
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Frequent Bowel Movements, 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 12, 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: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: abdominal pain upper, blood glucose increased, condition aggravated, feeling abnormal, flatulence, frequent bowel movements, insomnia, off label use. Additional medications/treatments:
Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Glucose Increased, Condition Aggravated, Feeling Abnormal, Flatulence, Frequent Bowel Movements, Insomnia, Off Label Use

This Frequent Bowel Movements problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation.On Sep 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch), the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Flatulence
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Insomnia
  • Off Label Use
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Frequent Bowel Movements, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Blood Glucose Increased, Condition Aggravated, Feeling Abnormal, Flatulence, Frequent Bowel Movements, Insomnia, Off Label Use

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid, Oral) starting Sep 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Flatulence
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Insomnia
  • Off Label Use
This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder could cause Frequent Bowel Movements 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 Frequent Bowel Movements 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 118.0 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: abdominal pain upper, blood glucose increased, condition aggravated, feeling abnormal, flatulence, frequent bowel movements, insomnia, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch).
Blood Chloride Decreased, Blood Electrolytes Decreased, Blood Glucose Increased, Blood Sodium Decreased, Diarrhoea Haemorrhagic, Frequent Bowel Movements, Overdose

This Frequent Bowel Movements side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 67-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 12 Tsp, Once At A Time, Oral), which was started on Feb 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Milk Of Magnesia Tab
When starting to take Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Blood Chloride Decreased
  • Blood Electrolytes Decreased
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Blood Sodium Decreased
  • Diarrhoea Haemorrhagic
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Overdose
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder.
Arrhythmia, Blood Magnesium Decreased, Blood Potassium Decreased, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Frequent Bowel Movements, Hypotension, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Frequent Bowel Movements Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 25, 2008. A male , 86 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Blood Magnesium Decreased
  • Blood Potassium Decreased
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Frequent Bowel Movements
  • Hypotension
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd, Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder (3 Tsp, Qd, Oral)
  • Enapril ^excell^ (enalapril)
  • Aricept
  • Buspar
  • Aspirin
The patient was hospitalized.

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Benefiber Frequent Bowel Movements Causes and Reviews


A bowel movement is the last stop in the movement of food through your digestive tract. Your stool passes out of your body through the rectum and anus. Another name for stool is feces. It is made of what is left after your digestive system (stomach, small intestine, and colon) absorbs nutrients and fluids from what you eat and drink.

Sometimes a bowel movement isn't normal. Diarrhea happens when stool passes through the large intestine too quickly. Constipation occurs when stool passes through the large intestine too slowly. Bowel incontinence is a problem controlling your bowel movements. Other abnormalities with bowel movements may be a sign of a digestive problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Benefiber Frequent Bowel Movements 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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