Benefiber Insomnia Side Effect Reports


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

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


Accident, Chest Injury, Insomnia, Gastric Disorder, Scoliosis, Condition Aggravated, Malaise, Arthritis, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder

This Insomnia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 85-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support,bladder disorder. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1/2 To 1 Tsp, Prn), which was started on 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxybutynin (5 Mg, Unk)
When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Accident
  • Chest Injury
  • Insomnia
  • Gastric Disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Malaise
  • Arthritis
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Nail Bed Bleeding, Off Label Use, Erythema, Tympanic Membrane Perforation, Limb Injury, Insomnia, Pruritus, Burning Sensation, Increased Upper Airway Secretion

This Insomnia Benefiber Stick Packs side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jun 14, 2012. A Female , 83 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Nail Bed Bleeding
  • Off Label Use
  • Erythema
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
  • Limb Injury
  • Insomnia
  • Pruritus
  • Burning Sensation
  • Increased Upper Airway Secretion
. Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: 1 Df, Bid. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Lipoflavonoid (Unk, Unk)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (3 Tsp, Bid)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (2 Df, Bid)
Deafness, Off Label Use, Pruritus, Dyspnoea, Middle Ear Effusion, Increased Upper Airway Secretion, Weight Increased, Insomnia, Erythema

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage:3 Tsp, Bid, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lipoflavonoid (Unk, Unk)
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (1 Df, Bid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Insomnia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Deafness
  • Off Label Use
  • Pruritus
  • Dyspnoea
  • Middle Ear Effusion
  • Increased Upper Airway Secretion
  • Weight Increased
  • Insomnia
  • Erythema
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 nutritional support, resulting in Insomnia.
Acne, Insomnia, Off Label Use, Pruritus, Hypersensitivity

A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nutritional support started Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: Unk, Unk) on Feb 01, 2012. Soon after starting Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Acne
  • Insomnia
  • Off Label Use
  • Pruritus
  • Hypersensitivity
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Insomnia.
Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain, Condition Aggravated, Insomnia, Intestinal Functional Disorder, Nausea, Weight Decreased

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) on Oct 22, 2009. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: abdominal discomfort, abdominal distension, abdominal pain, condition aggravated, insomnia, intestinal functional disorder, nausea, weight decreased Additional patient health information: Female , 92 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) dosage: 2 Df, Bid. 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) Insomnia 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 Insomnia, 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: 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 Insomnia 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)(wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid, Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin) Powder, 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 Insomnia, 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) 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) (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid) 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) could cause Insomnia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

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

Benefiber Insomnia Causes and Reviews


What is
Insomnia ?

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. If you have it, you may have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both. As a result, you may get too little sleep or have poor-quality sleep. You may not feel refreshed when you wake up.

What are the symptoms of Insomnia ?

Symptoms of Insomnia include:

  • Lying awake for a long time before you fall asleep
  • Sleeping for only short periods
  • Being awake for much of the night
  • Feeling as if you haven't slept at all
  • Waking up too early
What are the types of Insomnia ?

Insomnia can be acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing). Acute Insomnia is common. Common causes include stress at work, family pressures, or a traumatic event. It usually lasts for days or weeks.

Chronic Insomnia lasts for a month or longer. Most cases of chronic Insomnia are secondary. This means they are the symptom or side effect of some other problem, such as certain medical conditions, medicines, and other sleep disorders. Substances such as caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol can also be a cause.

Sometimes chronic Insomnia is the primary problem. This means that it is not caused by something else. Its cause is not well understood, but long-lasting stress, emotional upset, travel and shift work can be factors. Primary Insomnia usually lasts more than one month.

Who gets Insomnia ?

Insomnia is common. It affects women more often than men. You can get it at any age, but older adults are more likely to have it. You are also at higher risk of Insomnia if you

  • Have a lot of stress
  • Are depressed or have other emotional distress, such as divorce or death of a spouse
  • Have a lower income
  • Work at night or have frequent major shifts in your work hours
  • Travel long distances with time changes
  • Have an inactive lifestyle
  • Are African American; research shows that African Americans take longer to fall asleep, don't sleep as well, and have more sleep-related breathing problems than whites.
What other problems can Insomnia cause?

Insomnia can cause daytime sleepiness and a lack of energy. It also can make you feel anxious, depressed, or irritable. You may have trouble focusing on tasks, paying attention, learning, and remembering. Insomnia also can cause other serious problems. For example, it could make you may feel drowsy while driving. This could cause you get into a car accident.

How is Insomnia diagnosed?

To diagnose Insomnia, your health care provider

  • Takes your medical history
  • Asks for your sleep history. Your provider will ask you for details about your sleep habits.
  • Does a physical exam, to rule out other medical problems that might cause Insomnia
  • May recommend a sleep study. A sleep study measures how well you sleep and how your body responds to sleep problems.
What are the treatments for Insomnia ?

Treatments include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medicines:

  • Lifestyle changes, including good sleep habits, often help relieve acute (short-term) Insomnia. These changes might make it easier for you to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • A type of counseling called cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help relieve the anxiety linked to chronic (ongoing) Insomnia
  • Several medicines also can help relieve your Insomnia and allow you to re-establish a regular sleep schedule

If your Insomnia is the symptom or side effect of another problem, it's important to treat that problem (if possible).

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Benefiber Insomnia Reviews

Mon, 03 Aug 2009
Can Benefiber cause Insomnia? I have had alot of trouble sleeping since I started taking it.
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