Benefiber Hypertension Side Effect Reports


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

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


Hypertension, Off Label Use, Underdose

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 79-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional supplementation,bowel movement irregularity. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Once Or Twice A Day), which was started on 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypertension
  • Off Label Use
  • Underdose
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Arrhythmia, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

This Hypertension Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Mar 01, 2013. A Female , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Arrhythmia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Little Scoop (more Than Tsp), Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Postoperative Thrombosis, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Procedural Complication, Wheelchair User, Pain In Extremity, Hypertension, Spinal Osteoarthritis, Hypoaesthesia, Foot Deformity

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 75-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, Tid, start time: Sep 14, 2008), combined with:
  • Vitamin B6 (1 Df, Qd)
  • Calcium (1 Df, Qd)
  • Sinex (1 Df, Qd)
  • Norco (5 Df, Qd)
  • Coumadin ^boots^
, and developed a serious reaction and a Hypertension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Postoperative Thrombosis
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion
  • Procedural Complication
  • Wheelchair User
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Hypertension
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Foot Deformity
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. 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 Hypertension.
Blood Cholesterol Increased, Hypertension, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use

A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: constipation,hypersensitivity started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: 2 Tsp, At Night) on Jan 01, 1982. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased
  • Hypertension
  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zyrtec (Unk, Unk)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Hypertension.
Hypertension, Renal Failure, Off Label Use

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber on May 23, 2012. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: hypertension, renal failure, off label use Additional patient health information: Female , 54 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Benefiber dosage: Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Voltaren (Unk, Qid Prn)
  • Lisinopril (Unk, Unk)
Hypertension, Condition Aggravated

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Hypertension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 91-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nutritional support and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 6 Tsp, Qd) starting Jan 01, 2011. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypertension
  • Condition Aggravated
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Diovan (Unk Df, Qd)
  • Diovan (Unk Df, Bid)
  • Metoprolol Tartrate (Unk Df, Unk)
  • Benazepril Hydrochloride (Unk Df, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hypertension, may still occur.
Off Label Use, Hypertension

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Apr 28, 2011 by a Female taking Benefiber Sugar Free (dosage: 1 Df, Tid) 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: off label use, hypertension. Additional medications/treatments:
Diarrhoea, Hypertension

This Hypertension problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 75-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): medical diet.On Apr 11, 2007 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Pravachol
  • Metoprolol
  • Metformin
  • Aspirin
  • Plavix
  • Neurontin
When commencing Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypertension
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hypertension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Diverticulum, Incorrect Dose Administered, Diarrhoea, Hypertension, Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion, Off Label Use

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 64-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1 Heaping Tbsp, Once Or Twice A Week) starting Jan 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lipitor
  • Fish Oil
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Diverticulum
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary Arterial Stent Insertion
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin could cause Hypertension and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Blood Pressure Fluctuation, Hypertension, Overdose, Photopsia

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 10, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 47 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, was treated with Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: blood pressure fluctuation, hypertension, overdose, photopsia. Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 6 Tsp, Bid, Oral. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder.
Hypertension, Renal Pain

This Hypertension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 65-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid, Oral), which was started on Mar 30, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Hypertension
  • Renal Pain
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder.
Erythema, Hyperhidrosis, Hypertension, Migraine, Muscle Spasms, Rash, Renal Pain, Skin Burning Sensation, Skin Exfoliation

This Hypertension Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 23, 2008. A Female , 48 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Erythema
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypertension
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Rash
  • Renal Pain
  • Skin Burning Sensation
  • Skin Exfoliation
. Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Powder dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid, Oral. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Norvasc
  • Insulin (insulin)
  • Lidoerm (lidocaine)
  • Tagamet
  • Dilaudid
Abdominal Discomfort, Atrial Fibrillation, Gastrointestinal Hypomotility, Hyperhidrosis, Hypertension, Syncope

This is a Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect report of a 88-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage:2 Tsp, Tid For 10 Days, Oral, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lisinopril
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
, and developed a serious reaction and a Hypertension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Gastrointestinal Hypomotility
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypertension
  • Syncope
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 Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder treatment in female patients suffering from constipation, resulting in Hypertension.
Atrial Fibrillation, Constipation, Gastrointestinal Hypomotility, Hyperhidrosis, Hypertension, Syncope

A 88-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: constipation started Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder treatment (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid For 10 Days, Oral) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal Hypomotility
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypertension
  • Syncope
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid(wheat Dextrin) Powder side effects, such as Hypertension.

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Benefiber Hypertension Causes and Reviews


Blood pressure is the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is highest when your heart beats, pumping the blood. This is called systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This is called diastolic pressure.

Your blood pressure reading uses these two numbers. Usually the systolic number comes before or above the diastolic number. A reading of

  • 119/79 or lower is normal blood pressure
  • 140/90 or higher is high blood pressure
  • Between 120 and 139 for the top number, or between 80 and 89 for the bottom number is called preHypertension. PreHypertension means you may end up with high blood pressure, unless you take steps to prevent it.

High blood pressure usually has no symptoms, but it can cause serious problems such as stroke, heart failure, heart attack and kidney failure.

You can control high blood pressure through healthy lifestyle habits such as exercise and the DASH diet and taking medicines, if needed.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Benefiber Hypertension 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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