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Benefiber Irritable Bowel Syndrome Side Effects

Benefiber Irritable Bowel Syndrome Side Effect Reports


The following Benefiber Irritable Bowel Syndrome side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 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.



Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Diarrhoea

This Irritable Bowel Syndrome side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Unk), which was started on Apr 18, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Linaclotide (145 Mcg, Qd)
  • Stool Softener
When starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Basal Cell Carcinoma, Gastric Mucosal Lesion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Haemorrhage, Underdose

This Irritable Bowel Syndrome Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 18, 2012. A Female , 64 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Gastric Mucosal Lesion
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Haemorrhage
  • Underdose
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tbsp Per Day. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Anxiety, Diarrhoea, Herpes Zoster, Hiatus Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Skin Cancer

This is a Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effect report of a 84-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support,vitamin c,blood calcium, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (dosage:Under 1 Tsp,unk, start time: Jan 01, 2008), combined with:
  • Vitamin C (Unk)
  • Calcium Carbonate
, and developed a serious reaction and a Irritable Bowel Syndrome side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Anxiety
  • Diarrhoea
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Hiatus Hernia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
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 nutritional support,vitamin c,blood calcium, resulting in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Diarrhoea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Malaise, Skin Fissures

A 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nutritional support started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) treatment (dosage: 1 Stick, Once A Day) on Sep 01, 2009. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malaise
  • Skin Fissures
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) side effects, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Diarrhoea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Skin Fissures

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) on Sep 14, 2009. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, skin fissures Additional patient health information: Female , 46 years of age, weighting 184.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) dosage: 1 Stick, Once A Day. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Diverticulum, Faeces Hard, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Urinary Tract Infection, Weight Increased

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder Irritable Bowel Syndrome side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-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 (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid, Oral) starting NS. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulum
  • Faeces Hard
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Weight Increased
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Cymbalta
  • Clonopin
  • Adderall 10
  • Benazepril Hydrochloride
Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, may still occur.

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Benefiber Irritable Bowel Syndrome Causes and Reviews


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a problem that affects the large intestine. It can cause abdominal cramping, bloating, and a change in bowel habits. Some people with the disorder have constipation. Some have diarrhea. Others go back and forth between the two. Although IBS can cause a great deal of discomfort, it does not harm the intestines.

IBS is common. It affects about twice as many women as men and is most often found in people younger than 45 years. No one knows the exact cause of IBS. There is no specific test for it. Your doctor may run tests to be sure you don't have other diseases. These tests may include stool sampling tests, blood tests, and x-rays. Your doctor may also do a test called a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Most people diagnosed with IBS can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, probiotics, and medicine.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Benefiber Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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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