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Benefiber Side Effects

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The most commonly reported Benefiber side effects are:
Gas (92 reports)
Lower Abdominal Pain (44 reports)
Constipation (36 reports)
Itching (34 reports)
Diarrhea (27 reports)
Hard Stool Requiring Medical Help (15 reports)
Constipation, Hard Stool Requiring Medical Help (12 reports)
Nausea (11 reports)
Dizziness (6 reports)
Rashes (5 reports)
Hives (5 reports)
Itchy (5 reports)

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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 (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

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.

Benefiber Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Benefiber 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 Benefiber 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.
Aortic Aneurysm, Cataract, Upper Limb Fracture, Fall, Musculoskeletal Pain, Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Oct 30, 2012 Female from US , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: aortic aneurysm, cataract, upper limb fracture, fall, musculoskeletal pain, activities of daily living impaired, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 6 Tsp, Unk.

Cerebrovascular Accident, Haemorrhage, Cardiac Disorder
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: cerebrovascular accident, haemorrhage, cardiac disorder on Oct 23, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid. Patient was hospitalized.

Herpes Zoster, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
Adverse event was reported on Oct 23, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 69 years of age, After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: herpes zoster, off label use, incorrect dose administered.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Plavix (Unk, Unk)
  • Antihypertensives (Unk, Unk)
  • Vitamin D (Unk, Unk)
  • Baby Aspirin (Unk, Unk)


Arterial Occlusive Disease, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Malaise
on Oct 25, 2012 Female from US , 82 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: arterial occlusive disease, blood cholesterol increased, malaise. Benefiber Sugar Free dosage: 3 Df, Qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Metamucil (Unk, Unk)
  • Miralax (Unk, Unk)



Haemorrhoids, Large Intestine Polyp, Bowel Movement Irregularity, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Oct 25, 2012 Male from US , 79 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: haemorrhoids, large intestine polyp, bowel movement irregularity, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: About 1.5 Tablespoons A Day.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Lipitor /net/ (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Zocor ^dieckmann^ (Unk)


Feeling Abnormal, Constipation, Dizziness, Malaise, Paraesthesia, Back Pain, Arthralgia, Abnormal Faeces, Haemorrhoids
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: feeling abnormal, constipation, dizziness, malaise, paraesthesia, back pain, arthralgia, abnormal faeces, haemorrhoids on May 06, 2013 from BR Additional patient health information: Female , 74 years of age, weighting 110.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd.

Throat Tightness, Dyspnoea, Paraesthesia Oral, Underdose
Adverse event was reported on Oct 22, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 2 Tsp Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 53 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: throat tightness, dyspnoea, paraesthesia oral, underdose.

Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Abdominal Pain Upper, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on Dec 05, 2012 Female from US , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, abdominal pain upper, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1- 2 Tsp In Morning.

Blood Cholesterol Increased, Rebound Effect, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on Oct 19, 2012 Female from US , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: blood cholesterol increased, rebound effect, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, 2 To 3 Times A Day.

Condition Aggravated
Patient was taking Benefiber Sugar Free. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: condition aggravated on Oct 19, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 66 years of age, . Benefiber Sugar Free dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Prilosec (Unk)


Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Cough, Diarrhoea, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Oct 19, 2012 by a Male taking Benefiber Stick Packs (Dosage: 2-3 Df Daily) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 60 years of age, Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: gastrooesophageal reflux disease, cough, diarrhoea, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use.

Breast Mass, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose
on Oct 19, 2012 Female from US , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: breast mass, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected, underdose. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Df, Bid.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Calcium-d-redoxon (Unk, Unk)


Basal Cell Carcinoma, Gastric Mucosal Lesion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Haemorrhage, Underdose
on Oct 18, 2012 Female from US , 64 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: basal cell carcinoma, gastric mucosal lesion, irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhage, underdose. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tbsp Per Day.

Bone Disorder, Joint Dislocation Postoperative, Arthritis, Hiatus Hernia, Oesophageal Irritation, Off Label Use
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: bone disorder, joint dislocation postoperative, arthritis, hiatus hernia, oesophageal irritation, off label use on Oct 15, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Indomethacin (1 Pill, Tid)
  • Nsaid^s


Coronary Artery Occlusion, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Adverse event was reported on Oct 12, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: Unk, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 74 years of age, After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: coronary artery occlusion, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected.

Diverticulitis, Pain, Pyrexia, Malaise, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Dec 07, 2012 Female from US , 58 years of age, was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: diverticulitis, pain, pyrexia, malaise, therapeutic response unexpected, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber Sugar Free dosage: 3-4 Pills Twice Per Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Levaquin
Patient was hospitalized.

Diabetes Mellitus, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Oct 11, 2012 Female from US , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: diabetes mellitus, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1-2 Tsp Twice Daily.

Osteopenia, Diabetes Mellitus, Temporal Arteritis, Off Label Use
Patient was taking Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: osteopenia, diabetes mellitus, temporal arteritis, off label use on Dec 07, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Or 3 Df, Once A Day.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (3 Tsp, Unk)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Unk, Unk)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Unk, Unk)


Neoplasm Malignant, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
Adverse event was reported on Oct 10, 2012 by a Male taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd Or Qod) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 92 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: neoplasm malignant, off label use, incorrect dose administered.
Associated medications used:
  • Hydrocodone W/acetaminophen (Unk, Unk)


Blood Pressure Abnormal, Off Label Use
on Oct 10, 2012 Female from US , 61 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: blood pressure abnormal, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Sprinkle In Coffee.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Centrum Silver
  • Caltrate
  • Vitamin C


Diverticulum, Condition Aggravated, Abdominal Pain, Pyrexia, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Discomfort, Off Label Use
on Oct 19, 2012 Female from US , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: diverticulum, condition aggravated, abdominal pain, pyrexia, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, off label use. Benefiber Sugar Free dosage: 3 Df, Tid.

Postoperative Thrombosis, Intervertebral Disc Protrusion, Procedural Complication, Wheelchair User, Pain In Extremity, Hypertension, Spinal Osteoarthritis, Hypoaesthesia, Foot Deformity
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: postoperative thrombosis, intervertebral disc protrusion, procedural complication, wheelchair user, pain in extremity, hypertension, spinal osteoarthritis, hypoaesthesia, foot deformity on Oct 05, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 75 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid.
Associated medications used:
  • Vitamin B6 (1 Df, Qd)
  • Calcium (1 Df, Qd)
  • Sinex (1 Df, Qd)
  • Norco (5 Df, Qd)
  • Coumadin ^boots^
Patient was hospitalized and became disabled.

Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Oct 03, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: Unk, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 71 years of age, Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: off label use.

Aneurysm, Post Procedural Infection, Scar
on Oct 04, 2012 Male from US , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: aneurysm, post procedural infection, scar. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid.

Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Malaise, Vision Blurred, Feeling Abnormal
on Oct 04, 2012 Female from US , 86 years of age, was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: pain, abdominal pain upper, malaise, vision blurred, feeling abnormal. Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: Unk, Unk.

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