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Benefiber Hypersensitivity Side Effects

Benefiber Hypersensitivity Side Effect Reports


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

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



Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Erythema, Fatigue, Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Abdominal Pain Upper, Abdominal Distension, Irritability

This Hypersensitivity side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,irritable bowel syndrome,constipation. The patient was prescribed Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid (dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid), which was started on Aug 27, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (3 Tsp, Tid)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (2 Tsp, Bid)
When starting to take Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Pruritus
  • Erythema
  • Fatigue
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Dyspnoea
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Irritability
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid.
Acne, Insomnia, Off Label Use, Pruritus, Hypersensitivity

This Hypersensitivity Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Apr 10, 2012. A Female , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Acne
  • Insomnia
  • Off Label Use
  • Pruritus
  • Hypersensitivity
. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Lymphoedema, Hypersensitivity, Off Label Use

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: laxative supportive care, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage:A Big Spoonful As Needed, start time: Jan 01, 2006), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Hypersensitivity side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Lymphoedema
  • Hypersensitivity
  • 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 laxative supportive care, resulting in Hypersensitivity.

Hypersensitivity, Oedema Peripheral, Skin Reaction

A 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: constipation started Benefiber Stick Packs treatment (dosage: 6 G, For Two Days) on Sep 01, 2009. Soon after starting Benefiber Stick Packs treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Skin Reaction
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prilosec
  • Skelaxin
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Stick Packs side effects, such as Hypersensitivity.
Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Urticaria Papular

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Caplet on Aug 07, 2009. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: hypersensitivity, pruritus, urticaria papular Additional patient health information: Female , 38 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Caplet dosage: 2 Df, In The Evening, Oral. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Detrol
  • Synthroid
Burning Sensation, Eye Swelling, Hypersensitivity, Lip Swelling, Nausea, Pharyngeal Oedema, Vomiting

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Chewable Hypersensitivity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 49-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Chewable (dosage: 3330 Mg, Qd, Oral) starting Jan 08, 2009. Soon after starting Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Chewable the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Burning Sensation
  • Eye Swelling
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Lip Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Pharyngeal Oedema
  • Vomiting
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Synthroid
  • Norflox (norfloxacin)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Chewable demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypersensitivity, may still occur.
Dyspnoea, Hypersensitivity, Nausea, Pruritus, Urticaria

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 08, 2009 by a Female taking Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Chewable Tablet (dosage: 3330 Mg, Once/single, Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: dyspnoea, hypersensitivity, nausea, pruritus, urticaria. Additional medications/treatments:
Headache, Hypersensitivity, Partial Seizures

This Hypersensitivity problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from . A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Mar 08, 2005 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber Novartis (dosage: 1 Tablespoon Day Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benefiber Novartis, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Partial Seizures
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hypersensitivity, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

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

Benefiber Hypersensitivity Causes and Reviews


An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one thing. Substances that often cause reactions are

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Food
  • Insect stings
  • Medicines

Normally, your immune system fights germs. It is your body's defense system. In most allergic reactions, however, it is responding to a false alarm. Genes and the environment probably both play a role.

Allergies can cause a variety of symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itching, rashes, swelling, or asthma. Allergies can range from minor to severe. Anaphylaxis is a severe reaction that can be life-threatening. Doctors use skin and blood tests to diagnose allergies. Treatments include medicines, allergy shots, and avoiding the substances that cause the reactions.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Benefiber Hypersensitivity 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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Top Benefiber Side Effects

Off Label Use (146)
Therapeutic Response Unexpected (62)
Incorrect Dose Administered (59)
Diarrhoea (47)
Constipation (42)
Overdose (35)
Abdominal Pain Upper (33)
Flatulence (31)
Diverticulitis (28)
Nausea (26)
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Condition Aggravated (18)
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Hypertension (14)
Headache (13)
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Frequent Bowel Movements (12)
Pruritus (11)
Feeling Abnormal (11)
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Haematochezia (11)
Diverticulum (11)
Dyspnoea (10)
Fall (10)
Intestinal Obstruction (9)
Blood Pressure Increased (9)
Insomnia (9)
Depression (8)
Muscle Spasms (8)
Hypersensitivity (8)
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Urticaria (7)
Colitis (7)
Hyperhidrosis (7)
Anxiety (7)
Diabetes Mellitus (7)
Atrial Fibrillation (7)
Oedema Peripheral (6)
Death (6)
Burning Sensation (6)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (6)
Concomitant Disease Aggravated (6)

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