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Common Benefiber Side Effects


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

Off Label Use (142)
Therapeutic Response Unexpected (62)
Incorrect Dose Administered (55)
Diarrhoea (43)
Constipation (37)
Overdose (35)
Abdominal Pain Upper (31)
Flatulence (30)
Nausea (25)
Diverticulitis (25)
Malaise (23)
Abdominal Distension (23)
Underdose (23)
Condition Aggravated (18)
Weight Decreased (18)
Vomiting (18)
Pain (15)
Dizziness (15)
Blood Glucose Increased (14)
Abdominal Pain (14)

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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.

Benefiber Side Effects Reported to FDA



Benefiber Side Effect Report#9029833
Rectal Haemorrhage
This is a report of a 50-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: nutritional supplementation, who was treated with Benefiber Orange Powder (dosage: Unk, Couple Times Perweek, start time: 2009), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Rectal Haemorrhage after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber Orange Powder treatment in male patients, resulting in Rectal Haemorrhage side effect.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#9016180
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Arthralgia, Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Benefiber Orange Powder Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: laxative supportive care and used Benefiber Orange Powder (dosage: Unk, Unk) starting NS. After starting Benefiber Orange Powder the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Arthralgia, Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Benefiber Orange Powder demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, may still occur.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#9014700
Arthralgia, Fall, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
This Arthralgia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CA. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: crohn^s disease. On NS this consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, One To Two Times A Day, Prn). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Arthralgia, Fall, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Arthralgia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#9007323
Contrast Media Reaction, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Pancreatitis
This Apparent Death side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: irritable bowel syndrome,flatulence,abdominal x-ray.The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (drug dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd), which was initiated on 1994. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Gas-x Extstr Chew Tabs Peppermint Creme (250 Mg, Qid)
  • Gadolinium (Unk, Unk)
  • Phazyme (Unk, Unk)
  • Beano (Unk, Unk)
.After starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Contrast Media Reaction, Hepatic Cirrhosis, PancreatitisThese side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#9006074
Oral Infection, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 87-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: herpes zoster, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk, Unk, start time: 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Oral Infection, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment in male patients, resulting in Oral Infection side effect.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8998051
Convulsion, Frequent Bowel Movements, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Convulsion side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1/2 Tsp In The Morning) starting NS. After starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Convulsion, Frequent Bowel Movements, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose AdministeredAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Convulsion, may still occur.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8993392
Nausea, Vomiting, Off Label Use
This Nausea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity. On 2012 this consumer started treatment with Benefiber Stick Packs (dosage: 1 Packet, Qd). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Benefiber Stick Packs, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Nausea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8991823
Back Injury, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Underdose
This Back Injury side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 81-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity.The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (drug dosage: 1 Tsp, Qd Prn), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Back Injury, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, UnderdoseThese side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8980064
Allergy To Metals, Chondropathy, Fluid Retention, Inflammation, Pain In Extremity, Blood Heavy Metal Increased, Malaise, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol abnormal, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 4.5 Tsp, Qd, start time: 2005), combined with:
  • Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (4.5 Tsp, Qd)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Allergy To Metals, Chondropathy, Fluid Retention, Inflammation, Pain In Extremity, Blood Heavy Metal Increased, Malaise, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment in female patients, resulting in Allergy To Metals side effect.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8965988
Sinusitis, Oropharyngeal Pain, Cough
This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Sinusitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diverticulum and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 1 Heaping Teaspoon, Unk) starting NS. After starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Sinusitis, Oropharyngeal Pain, CoughAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (1 Pack, A Day)
Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sinusitis, may still occur.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8965985
Myocardial Infarction, Large Intestine Polyp, Off Label Use
This Myocardial Infarction problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: diverticulitis,hypertension. On NS this consumer started treatment with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Toprol (Unk, Unk)
When using Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Myocardial Infarction, Large Intestine Polyp, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myocardial Infarction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8963606
Diverticulum, Off Label Use
This Diverticulum side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity.The patient was prescribed Benefiber Stick Packs (drug dosage: 1 Stick Pack Daily), which was initiated on 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Magnesium
.After starting to take Benefiber Stick Packs the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diverticulum, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Stick Packs.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8960595
Colon Cancer, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose
This is a report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Colon Cancer, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment in female patients, resulting in Colon Cancer side effect.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8954973
Sinusitis, Disease Recurrence, Vomiting, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Sinusitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 6 Tsp Per Day) starting NS. After starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Sinusitis, Disease Recurrence, Vomiting, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response UnexpectedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Sinusitis, may still occur.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8950266
Gallbladder Disorder, Cholelithiasis, Off Label Use
This Gallbladder Disorder problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity. On 2008 this consumer started treatment with Benefiber Orange Powder (dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Benefiber Orange Powder, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Gallbladder Disorder, Cholelithiasis, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gallbladder Disorder, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8920690
Liver Disorder, Fluid Overload, Blood Pressure Increased, Cerebrovascular Accident, Oedema Peripheral, Polyp, Gastritis, Diverticulitis, Abdominal Distension
This Liver Disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: prophylaxis,gastritis.The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (drug dosage: Unk, Unk), which was initiated on 2001. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Miralax
  • Protonix
  • Nexum
  • Compazine
  • Zofran
.After starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Liver Disorder, Fluid Overload, Blood Pressure Increased, Cerebrovascular Accident, Oedema Peripheral, Polyp, Gastritis, Diverticulitis, Abdominal DistensionThese side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. The patient was hospitalized.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8920338
This is a report of a 92-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: Unk, Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment in female patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8920288
Breast Cancer, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Breast Cancer side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 46-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp Per Day, As Needed) starting 2002. After starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Breast Cancer, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose AdministeredAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Breast Cancer, may still occur.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8917942
Cardiac Arrest, Off Label Use
This Cardiac Arrest problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. On 201011 this consumer started treatment with Benefiber Orange Powder (dosage: Unk, Unk). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Benefiber Orange Powder, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cardiac Arrest, Off Label UseAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cardiac Arrest, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8907740
Blood Pressure Abnormal, Blood Cholesterol, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
This Blood Pressure Abnormal side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation.The patient was prescribed Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (drug dosage: 4 Tsp, Qd), which was initiated on 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Blood Pressure Abnormal, Blood Cholesterol, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose AdministeredThese side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8901549
Full Blood Count Decreased, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose
This is a report of a 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp Daily, start time: 2012), combined with:
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (Unk, Unk)
  • Iron (300 Mg Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Full Blood Count Decreased, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment in female patients, resulting in Full Blood Count Decreased side effect.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8895442
Tibia Fracture, Bunion, Foot Deformity, Bone Density Decreased, Cognitive Disorder, Constipation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
This report suggests a potential Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin Tibia Fracture side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and used Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 4 Tsp Per Day As Needed) starting 200904. After starting Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Tibia Fracture, Bunion, Foot Deformity, Bone Density Decreased, Cognitive Disorder, Constipation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose AdministeredAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Flaxseed Oil (Unk, Unk)
  • Vicodin (1-2 Tablets, Q6h)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Tibia Fracture, may still occur.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8887389
Large Intestinal Ulcer, Constipation, Overdose, Incorrect Dose Administered
This Large Intestinal Ulcer problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: nutritional support. On NS this consumer started treatment with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 3 Tsp, Every Now And Then). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Large Intestinal Ulcer, Constipation, Overdose, Incorrect Dose AdministeredThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Large Intestinal Ulcer, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8881909
Atrial Fibrillation
This Atrial Fibrillation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 55-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (drug dosage: Unk, Three Times Daily), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bufferin Regular Strength (Unk, Unk)
  • Aspirin
.After starting to take Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Atrial FibrillationThese side effects may potentially be related to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin.
Benefiber Side Effect Report#8881226
Arrhythmia, Heart Rate Decreased, Chest Discomfort, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: bowel movement irregularity, who was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (dosage: 2 Tsp Once Daily, start time: 2008), combined with:
  • Calcium W/vitamin D Nos (600 Mg, Two Times Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Arrhythmia, Heart Rate Decreased, Chest Discomfort, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin treatment in female patients, resulting in Arrhythmia side effect.


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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.

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What are common Benefiber Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Off Label Use 106
Therapeutic Response Unexpected 47
Incorrect Dose Administered 41
Diarrhoea 31
Constipation 29
Abdominal Pain Upper 24
Flatulence 23
Malaise 21
Nausea 21
Overdose 21

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