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Benefiber Pruritus Side Effects

Benefiber Pruritus Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Pruritus, 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 Pruritus 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.
Haemorrhoids, Rash Papular, Pain, Burning Sensation, Pruritus, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered

This Pruritus Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on May 25, 2013. A Female , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Rash Papular
  • Pain
  • Burning Sensation
  • Pruritus
  • Off Label Use
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tablespoon, Bid. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Nail Bed Bleeding, Off Label Use, Erythema, Tympanic Membrane Perforation, Limb Injury, Insomnia, Pruritus, Burning Sensation, Increased Upper Airway Secretion

This is a Benefiber Stick Packs side effect report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs (dosage:1 Df, Bid, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lipoflavonoid (Unk, Unk)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (3 Tsp, Bid)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (2 Df, Bid)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Pruritus side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Nail Bed Bleeding
  • Off Label Use
  • Erythema
  • Tympanic Membrane Perforation
  • Limb Injury
  • Insomnia
  • Pruritus
  • Burning Sensation
  • Increased Upper Airway Secretion
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber Stick Packs treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Pruritus.

Deafness, Off Label Use, Pruritus, Dyspnoea, Middle Ear Effusion, Increased Upper Airway Secretion, Weight Increased, Insomnia, Erythema

A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: nutritional support started Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment (dosage: 3 Tsp, Bid) on NS. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Deafness
  • Off Label Use
  • Pruritus
  • Dyspnoea
  • Middle Ear Effusion
  • Increased Upper Airway Secretion
  • Weight Increased
  • Insomnia
  • Erythema
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lipoflavonoid (Unk, Unk)
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (1 Df, Bid)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin side effects, such as Pruritus.
Acne, Insomnia, Off Label Use, Pruritus, Hypersensitivity

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin on Apr 10, 2012. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: acne, insomnia, off label use, pruritus, hypersensitivity Additional patient health information: Female , 64 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Unk. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Rash, Urticaria, Pruritus

This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Pruritus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 36-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): nutritional support and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk, Unk) starting Mar 01, 2011. Soon after starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Rash
  • Urticaria
  • Pruritus
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pruritus, may still occur.
Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Urticaria Papular

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Aug 07, 2009 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Caplet (dosage: 2 Df, In The Evening, Oral) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 38 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: hypersensitivity, pruritus, urticaria papular. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Detrol
  • Synthroid
Pruritus, Urticaria Papular

This Pruritus problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 38-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): medical diet.On Aug 01, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Caplet (dosage: 2 Df, In The Evening, Oral). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Detrol
  • Synthorid (levothyroxine Sodium)
When commencing Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Caplet, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pruritus
  • Urticaria Papular
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pruritus, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Blister, Food Allergy, Pruritus

This is a Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder side effect report of a 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support and was treated with Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd, Oral) starting Jan 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Diovan
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Blister
  • Food Allergy
  • Pruritus
This opens a possibility that Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (wheat Dextrin) Powder could cause Pruritus and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Dyspnoea, Hypersensitivity, Nausea, Pruritus, Urticaria

This Pruritus side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 08, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Chewable Tablet. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: dyspnoea, hypersensitivity, nausea, pruritus, urticaria. Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Chewable Tablet dosage: 3330 Mg, Once/single, Oral. These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Sugar Free (nch) (wheat Dextrin) Chewable Tablet.
Blister, Erythema, Flatulence, Pruritus, Rash, Rash Papular

This Pruritus side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 41-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin0 Powder (dosage: See Image), which was started on Aug 01, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin0 Powder the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Blister
  • Erythema
  • Flatulence
  • Pruritus
  • Rash
  • Rash Papular
These side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/wheat Dextrin (nch)(wheat Dextrin0 Powder.

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

Benefiber Pruritus Causes and Reviews


What is itching?

Itching is an irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch your skin. Sometimes it can feel like pain, but it is different. Often, you feel itchy in one area in your body, but sometimes you may feel itching all over. Along with the itching, you may also have a rash or hives.

What causes itching?

Itching is a symptom of many health conditions. Some common causes are

  • Allergic reactions to food, insect bites, pollen, and medicines
  • Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dry skin
  • Irritating chemicals, cosmetics, and other substances
  • Parasites such as pinworms, scabies, head and body lice
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver, kidney, or thyroid diseases
  • Certain cancers or cancer treatments
  • Diseases that can affect the nervous system, such as diabetes and shingles
What are the treatments for itching?

Most itching is not serious. To feel better, you could try

  • Applying cold compresses
  • Using moisturizing lotions
  • Taking lukewarm or oatmeal baths
  • Using over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream or antihistamines
  • Avoiding scratching, wearing irritating fabrics, and exposure to high heat and humidity

Contact your health care provider if your itching is severe, does not go away after a few weeks, or does not have an apparent cause. You may need other treatments, such as medicines or light therapy. If you have an underlying disease that is causing the itching, treating that disease may help.


Benefiber Pruritus 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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Dizziness (16)
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Dyspnoea (10)
Fall (10)
Intestinal Obstruction (9)
Blood Pressure Increased (9)
Insomnia (9)
Depression (8)
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Burning Sensation (6)
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