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Beano Side Effects

Common Beano Side Effects


The most commonly reported Beano side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dizziness (3)
Abdominal Pain Upper (3)
Stomach Discomfort (2)
Dyspepsia (2)
Nonspecific Reaction (2)
Gastrointestinal Pain (2)
Nausea (2)
Vomiting (2)
Abdominal Pain (1)
Angina Pectoris (1)
Cerebrovascular Accident (1)
Poor Quality Sleep (1)
Diarrhoea (1)
Throat Tightness (1)
Blood Glucose Increased (1)
Asthma (1)
Blood Sodium Increased (1)
Dehydration (1)
Asthenia (1)
Diabetes Mellitus (1)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Beano Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Beano reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Beano on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Limb Operation, Dry Skin, Flatulence, Condition Aggravated, Pain In Extremity, Pruritus
This is a report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,gastrooesophageal reflux disease,flatulence, who was treated with Beano (dosage: 2 Or 3 Pills Before Dinner, start time: Jan 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Maalox Antacid/antigas Max Qdtabs Asst (1 Or 1.5 Tabs Prn)
  • Gas-x Extra Strength Softgels (3 Or 4 Softgels A Day As Needed)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Limb Operation
  • Dry Skin
  • Flatulence
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Pruritus
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Beano treatment in female patients, resulting in limb operation side effect.

Cholelithiasis, Abdominal Pain Upper, Cholecystitis Chronic, Gallbladder Injury
This report suggests a potential Beano Cholelithiasis, Abdominal Pain Upper, Cholecystitis Chronic, Gallbladder Injury side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: flatulence,irritable bowel syndrome,contraception and used Beano (dosage: NA) starting Feb 16, 2007. Soon after starting Beano the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Cholecystitis Chronic
  • Gallbladder Injury
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Levsin (Unk)
  • Yasmin (Unk Unk, Unk)
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol (Unk)
  • Ciprofloxacin (Unk)
  • Ferrous Sulfate Tab
  • Multi-vitamins
Although Beano demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as cholelithiasis, may still occur.

Asthma, Throat Tightness
This Asthma, Throat Tightness problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: flatulence. On NS this consumer started treatment with Beano 2 Tablets Glaxosmithkline (dosage: 2 Tablets Before Meal (one Dose Only)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Beano 2 Tablets Glaxosmithkline, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Asthma
  • Throat Tightness
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as asthma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Blood Sodium Increased, Eructation, Headache, Memory Impairment, Nausea, Neuropathy Peripheral, Poor Quality Sleep, Thinking Abnormal, Vomiting
This is a report of a 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: flatulence and was treated with Beano (alpha-d-galactosidase) (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Calcium Carbonate
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Blood Sodium Increased
  • Eructation
  • Headache
  • Memory Impairment
  • Nausea
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Poor Quality Sleep
  • Thinking Abnormal
  • Vomiting
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Beano (alpha-d-galactosidase) treatment could cause the above reactions, including blood sodium increased, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Disorientation, Disturbance In Attention, Dizziness, Presyncope
A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms/conditions: flatulence started Beano treatment (dosage: 1 Tablet At Needed) on Sep 02, 2008. Soon after starting Beano treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Disorientation
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Dizziness
  • Presyncope
Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Beano.

Angina Pectoris
A 59-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: NA and was treated with Beano(dosage: NA). The treatment was initiated on NS. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Angina Pectoris
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Beano efficacy: NA.

Abdominal Pain Upper, Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal Pain, Nonspecific Reaction, Stomach Discomfort
In this report, Beano Tablets was administered for the following condition: NA.A 76-year-old female consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) started Beano Tablets treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 22, 2007.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gastrointestinal Pain
  • Nonspecific Reaction
  • Stomach Discomfort
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction:
  • Norvasc
  • Lipitor
  • Toprol-xl
The patient was hospitalized.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Beano Tablets treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Abdominal Pain Upper, Cerebrovascular Accident, Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal Pain, Nonspecific Reaction, Stomach Discomfort, Urinary Tract Infection
This is a report of the following Beano Tablets side effect(s):
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gastrointestinal Pain
  • Nonspecific Reaction
  • Stomach Discomfort
  • Urinary Tract Infection
A 76-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: NA and received a treatment with Beano Tablets (dosage: NA) starting: Jan 22, 2007.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions:
  • Norvasc
  • Lipitor
  • Toprol-xl
The patient was hospitalized.This report suggests that a Beano Tablets treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Eating Disorder, Fatigue, Gastroenteritis, Hyperhidrosis, Malaise, Nausea
This Beano Tablets report was submitted by a 60-year-old female consumer from UNITED STATES (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: flatulence and Beano Tablets was administered (dosage: NA) starting: Jul 14, 2006. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Eating Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Malaise
  • Nausea
Other drugs used simultaneously:
  • Calcium Gluconate
  • Multivitamin
Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Beano Tablets treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Abdominal Pain, Asthenia, Blood Glucose Increased, Diabetes Mellitus, Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Hypoaesthesia, Night Sweats, Weight Decreased
This is a report of a possible correlation between Beano Tablets use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Asthenia
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hepatic Enzyme Increased
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Night Sweats
  • Weight Decreased
which could contribute to an assessment of Beano Tablets risk profile.A 72-year-old male consumer from (weight: NA) was suffering from NA and was treated with Beano Tablets (dosage: 1tab Per Day) starting Jan 01, 2004.Other concurrent medications:
  • Ibuprofen
The patient was hospitalized.

Urticaria, Vomiting
A 79-year-old female patient from (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: flatulence and after a treatment with Beano (dosage: 1 Tablet-po) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Urticaria
  • Vomiting
The treatment was started on Jun 01, 2004. Beano was used in combination with the following drugs:
  • Synthroid
  • Zantac
This report could alert potential Beano consumers.

Dizziness, Hypoglycaemia
In this report, a 60-year-old female patient from (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Beano Liquid Drops side effect.The patient was diagnosed with flatulence,diabetes mellitus. After a treatment with Beano Liquid Drops (dosage: 3drop Three Times Per Day, start date: Mar 02, 2005), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Dizziness
  • Hypoglycaemia
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction:
  • Lantus
  • Zocor
  • Metoprolol
  • Actos
  • Prevacid
  • Lexapro
  • Insulin Novolin
The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Beano Liquid Drops treatment.

Rectal Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 30-year-old male patient from (weight: NA), who used Beano Tablets (dosage: NA) for a treatment of NA. After starting a treatment on Jan 08, 2005, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Rectal Haemorrhage
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Beano Tablets treatment NA.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Beano Tablets treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Rectal Haemorrhage.



Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:
    Side Effects Scale Date & Time Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)
    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad

    You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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