Bowel and Benefiber


Bowel Symptoms and Causes

Bowel incontinence is the inability to control your Bowels. When you feel the urge to have a Bowel movement, you may not be able to hold it until you get to a toilet. Millions of Americans have this problem. It affects people of all ages - children and adults. It is more common in women and older adults. It is not a normal part of aging.

Causes include

  • Constipation
  • Damage to muscles or nerves of the anus and rectum
  • Diarrhea
  • Pelvic support problems

Treatments include changes in diet, medicines, Bowel training, or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Benefiber Side Effects

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Therapeutic Response Unexpected (62)
Incorrect Dose Administered (59)
Diarrhoea (47)
Constipation (42)
Overdose (35)
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Flatulence (31)
Diverticulitis (28)
Nausea (26)
Malaise (23)
Pain (23)
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Weight Decreased (19)
Abdominal Pain (18)
Vomiting (18)
Condition Aggravated (18)
Dizziness (16)
Blood Glucose Increased (16)
Hypertension (14)
Headache (13)
Dehydration (13)
Frequent Bowel Movements (12)
Pruritus (11)
Feeling Abnormal (11)
Abdominal Discomfort (11)
Cerebrovascular Accident (11)
Haematochezia (11)
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Dyspnoea (10)
Fall (10)
Intestinal Obstruction (9)
Blood Pressure Increased (9)
Insomnia (9)
Depression (8)
Muscle Spasms (8)
Hypersensitivity (8)
Decreased Appetite (8)
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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Recent Reviews

76 year old husband was intoduced to Benefiber gradually, but now he has not had a bowel movement for 2 days. I don't know if I can give him a small dose of milk of magnesia.

I have rash on my back, arms, legs for almost a year. No doctors-family, dermatologist, allergist-- could tell me the cause. I finally figured out that was benefiber. Now my body is so sensitive. I still have rash from time to time and can not f

>:o Took my first dose today,it left me covered in a red itchy rash on neck,chest,back and sides within 10 minutes of consuming.This product is now sitting in the trash can. :(

76 year old husband introduced to Benefiber gradually. Now is constipated for 2 days. Don't know what to give him other than a small dose of milk of magnesia.

Abdominal cramping

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.

Benefiber is execellant for the digestion but It runs up my blood pressure Is there a benefiber without the potassium?

Can Benefiber cause insomnia? I have had alot of trouble sleeping since I started taking it.

Can Benefiber cause problems with gallbladder. Have taken for several week, recently experienced bad pain, chills, sweating, slight fever, pain in upper quadrant of stomach, back near kidneys and between shoulders, belching

Can Benefiber cause trouble with sleeping?

76 year old husband was intoduced to Benefiber gradually, but now he has not had a bowel movement for 2 days. I don't know if I can give him a small dose of milk of magnesia.

i have bronchitis problem, doctor prescribed me zanocin 400mg , i have bowel irritation, little drowsiness

After taking Miralax with<strong></strong><span style='text-decoration: underline;'> not enough water, my stools have been for over a week now sticky, soft and need for frequent(4-6) bowel movements a day.

After taking Zaldiar I experienced bowel cramps that got so bad I had to stop taking it.

Brotizolam one time administration to an 95 yr old woman - can this cause lose of contol over bowel movment?

Can sifrol cause you to not be able to empty bowel even when there is pressure in the bowel

Diabex has caused diarrhoea and agonizing pelvic/bowel pains.

Experience 3 dys bowel

Has anybody had a dry mouth as a side effect of Keflex please? I'm on my 5th day of taking them for a bladder infection and I have already had bowel problems and indigestion as preumsed side effects, but the dry mouth and peeling lips with a metall

Has anyone experienced diarrhea and extreme burning with bowel movement. Both arms feel very heavy at times.

Bowel Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Unknown  Assessment of Small Intestinal BOWEL Epithelial Gaps in Irritable BOWEL Syndrome
Conditions: Irritable BOWEL Syndrome;   Inflammatory BOWEL Disease
Outcome Measure:
2 Recruiting Pre-op BOWEL Prep Before Abdominal Surgery
Condition: Pre-operative BOWEL Prep
Interventions: Procedure: standard BOWEL prep;   Procedure: no BOWEL prep
Outcome Measures: complications following surgery;   Length of hospital stay
3 Recruiting The Surgical Benefit and Pt.Tolerability Between Two Different BOWEL Cleansing Regimens Performed Prior to Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Does One BOWEL Cleansing Regimen Improve the Surgeons Visual Field Significantly Better Than the Other.
Condition: Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Interventions: Other: Mechanical BOWEL Prep;   Other: No Mechanical BOWEL Prep
Outcome Measures: To determine whether there is there an added benefit in using a MBP with regard to positioning of the large and small BOWEL for exposure of key anatomic structures during pelvic reconstructive surgical procedures.;   To evaluate whether MBP (total BOWEL cleansing) delays the return of BOWEL function and/or increases the risk of perioperative leakage of stool (fecal incontinence)post operatively.
4 Not yet recruiting Patients Judging BOWEL Preparation by Using SMARTPHONE Application
Intervention: Device: SMART arm
Outcome Measures: BOWEL cleaning quality according to Ottawa scale scores;   The consistency of BOWEL cleansing result by SMARTPHONE application with Ottawa scale scores by colonoscopy
5 Recruiting Improving Tolerability of BOWEL Preparation Laxative for Colonoscopy
Conditions: Colonoscopy;   BOWEL Preparation
Intervention: Other: Pattern of flavoring of BOWEL laxative
Outcome Measures: Overall patients' experience with the BOWEL preparation process with ratings from 1 (unbearable) to 10 (Pleasant);   Endoscopist ratings of the patient's BOWEL preparation quality using Aronchick scale
6 Recruiting Pre-operative BOWEL Preparation Prior to Minimally Invasive Sacral Colpopexy
Conditions: Pelvic Organ Prolapse;   Prolapse
Interventions: Other: BOWEL preparation;   Other: No BOWEL preparation
Outcome Measures: PAC-SYM;   Surgeon perception of BOWEL preparation;   Return of normal BOWEL function;   Perioperative complications
7 Recruiting Comparison of BOWEL Ultrasound & MR Enterography in the Follow-up of Previously Diagnosed Pediatric Small BOWEL Crohn Disease
Condition: Crohn Disease
Interventions: Procedure: BOWEL ultrasound;   Procedure: magnetic resonance enterography (MRE)
Outcome Measure: Follow-up of known small BOWEL Crohn disease
8 Recruiting A Multicenter Single-blind Comparison Between Standard and Individualized Approach in BOWEL Preparation Before Colonoscopy
Conditions: BOWEL Cleansing Process;   Colonoscopy
Interventions: Drug: Standard approach;   Drug: Individualized approach
Outcome Measures: BOWEL cleansing;   patient comfort level during BOWEL cleansing
9 Unknown  Magnetic Resonance (MR) Enterography Assessment of Post Operative Small BOWEL Length in Short BOWEL Syndrome Patients
Condition: Short BOWEL Syndrome
Intervention: Radiation: Barium follow-through and MR-enterography
Outcome Measures: Assessment of the lack of difference between surgical and MR enterography small BOWEL length measurement with a comparison sample test;   Assessment of the lack of difference between surgical and barium follow through small BOWEL length measurement with a comparison sample test
10 Unknown  BOWEL Prep vs Non-BOWEL Prep for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Conditions: Anastomotic Leak;   Surgical Site Infection
Interventions: Procedure: low residue diet/no standard BOWEL preparation;   Procedure: standard BOWEL preparation
Outcome Measure: Whether anastomotic leaks, and surgical site infection rates are equivalent in patients having laparoscopic resections without BOWEL prep versus prepped patients.
11 Recruiting Peristeen BOWEL Irrigation System in Cauda Equina
Condition: Cauda Equina Syndrome
Intervention: Device: Peristeen BOWEL Irrigation System
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline on Cleveland Clinic Constipation Scoring System after 10 weeks of treatment;   Change from baseline on the St. Mark's Fecal Incontinence Grading System after 10 weeks of treatment.;   Change from baseline in The Neurogenic BOWEL Dysfunction Score after 10 weeks of treatment;   Change from baseline in a modified American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons fecal incontinence score after 10 weeks of treatment.;   Change from baseline measurement of Colonic Transit Time (CTT)after 10 weeks of treatment;   Change from baseline on a numeric box scale to measure BOWEL function, influence on daily activities, and general satisfaction after 10 weeks of treatment.;   Measurement of Influence of Current BOWEL Management on Quality of Life
12 Recruiting Instant Messaging Program (Wechat) Improve the Quality of BOWEL Preparation
Condition: BOWEL Preparation
Intervention: Other: IMP interactive education
Outcome Measures: Adequate BOWEL preparation quality at the time of colonoscopy defined by Ottawa score<6;   Polyp detection rate;   Compliance rate to instruction;   Willingness undergo a repeated BOWEL preparation
13 Unknown  Prospective Multicenter Validation of a Severity Score of Strangulated Small BOWEL Occlusion
Condition: Intestinal Obstruction
Intervention: Procedure: Conservative treatment versus surgical treatment
Outcome Measures: Proportion of patients with a score of 0-2 with successful conservative treatment;   Proportion of patients with a score ≥3 needing small BOWEL resection
14 Unknown  BOWEL Preparation and Prokinetics in Capsule Endoscopy
Conditions: Small BOWEL Disease;   Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage;   Refractory Anemia
Interventions: Drug: Senna;   Drug: Citramag powder;   Drug: Metoclopramide
Outcome Measures: Quality of capsule endoscopic images, stomach and small BOWEL transit times and capsule completion rates to the end of the small BOWEL;   The tolerance of the BOWEL preparation to indicate future usage
15 Recruiting Comparison of Mechanical BOWEL Preparation Versus Enema for Candidates to Colorectal Resection for Adenocarcinoma
Condition: Colorectal Cancer
Interventions: Other: mechanical BOWEL preparation;   Other: enema
Outcome Measures: Anastomotic leakage, wound infection (including deep abscess);   post surgery extra abdominal complications;   patient's symptoms (through questionaire)
16 Unknown  Randomised Controlled Trial of a Literacy Sensitive Decision Aid for BOWEL Cancer Screening
Condition: Colorectal Neoplasms
Interventions: Other: BOWEL cancer screening decision aid;   Other: Australian Government BOWEL Cancer Screening booklet
Outcome Measures: Informed choice;   Involvement in screening decision;   Anxiety;   BOWEL cancer worry;   Decisional conflict;   Decision satisfaction;   BOWEL cancer screening interest;   BOWEL cancer screening intentions;   Screening behaviour;   Self reported BOWEL cancer symptoms;   Evaluation of intervention materials;   Influence of doctor on screening decision
17 Recruiting Trial on Mechanical BOWEL Preparation in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
Conditions: Rectal Cancer;   Colon Cancer
Interventions: Drug: polyethylene glycol;   Other: No Preparation
Outcome Measures: anastomotic leak;   surgical site infection;   Intraoperative parameters assessment;   BOWEL recovery;   drain removal;   Re-exploration;   Hospital stay;   Readmission
18 Recruiting Plasma i-FABP as Predictor for Irreversible BOWEL Ischemia
Conditions: Acute Mesenteric Ischemia;   BOWEL Necrosis
Outcome Measures: Post-interventional course of plasmatic i-FABP as reliable predictor for successful BOWEL revascularization;   Baseline level of i-FABP as predictor of BOWEL necrosis
19 Unknown  Early Small BOWEL Obstruction Following Laparotomy For Trauma
Condition: Small BOWEL Obstruction
Outcome Measures: Small BOWEL Obstruction not requiring surgical intervention;   Ileus;   Hospital length of stay;   Intensive Care Unit length of stay
20 Recruiting Adalimumab-psoriasis and Small BOWEL Lesions
Conditions: Plaque Psoriasis;   Crohn's Disease
Interventions: Drug: Adalimumab;   Device: Capsule endoscopy
Outcome Measures: Prevalence of small BOWEL lesions suggestive of Crohn's disease in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis as visualized by capsule endoscopy;   Induction of mucosal healing at week 24 after initiation of adalimumab in patients with small BOWEL lesions suggestive of Crohn's disease and psoriasis as defined by absence of villous edema, erosions and ulcers;   Study the relationship between mucosal healing and plaque psoriasis improvement in patients with small BOWEL lesions suggestive of Crohn's disease and psoriasis;   Study the relationship between levels of fecal calprotectin and endoscopy findings;   Change from baseline in PASI at Week 12 for patients who had presence of small BOWEL lesions suggestive of CD as compared to patients who did not have small BOWEL lesions suggestive of CD;   Proportion of patients reaching Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) 75 at Week 12 for patients who had small BOWEL lesions suggestive of CD as compared to patients who did not have small BOWEL lesions suggestive of CD.