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Benefiber Side Effects

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.

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.
Rectal Haemorrhage
on Mar 05, 2013 Male from US , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Orange Powder. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: rectal haemorrhage. Benefiber Orange Powder dosage: Unk, Couple Times Perweek.

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Arthralgia, Off Label Use
Patient was taking Benefiber Orange Powder. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: type 2 diabetes mellitus, arthralgia, off label use on Jan 16, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber Orange Powder dosage: Unk, Unk.

Arthralgia, Fall, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Jan 15, 2013 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 2 Tsp, One To Two Times A Day, Prn) was diagnosed with and. Location: CA , 51 years of age, After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: arthralgia, fall, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use.

Contrast Media Reaction, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Pancreatitis
on Aug 23, 2013 Female from US , 63 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: contrast media reaction, hepatic cirrhosis, pancreatitis. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd.
Associated medications used:
  • Gas-x Extstr Chew Tabs Peppermint Creme (250 Mg, Qid)
  • Gadolinium (Unk, Unk)
  • Phazyme (Unk, Unk)
  • Beano (Unk, Unk)



Oral Infection, Off Label Use
on Jan 09, 2013 Male from US , 87 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: oral infection, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Unk.

Convulsion, Frequent Bowel Movements, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: convulsion, frequent bowel movements, off label use, incorrect dose administered on Jan 04, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1/2 Tsp In The Morning.

Nausea, Vomiting, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Jan 02, 2013 by a Female taking Benefiber Stick Packs (Dosage: 1 Packet, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 59 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: nausea, vomiting, off label use.

Back Injury, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Underdose
on Dec 31, 2012 Female from US , 81 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: back injury, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, underdose. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tsp, Qd Prn.

Allergy To Metals, Chondropathy, Fluid Retention, Inflammation, Pain In Extremity, Blood Heavy Metal Increased, Malaise, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on Jan 03, 2013 Female from US , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: allergy to metals, chondropathy, fluid retention, inflammation, pain in extremity, blood heavy metal increased, malaise, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 4.5 Tsp, Qd.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (4.5 Tsp, Qd)


Sinusitis, Oropharyngeal Pain, Cough
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: sinusitis, oropharyngeal pain, cough on Dec 14, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 74 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Heaping Teaspoon, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (1 Pack, A Day)


Myocardial Infarction, Large Intestine Polyp, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Dec 14, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: Unk, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 74 years of age, Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: myocardial infarction, large intestine polyp, off label use.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Toprol (Unk, Unk)


Diverticulum, Off Label Use
on Jan 08, 2013 Female from US , 57 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: diverticulum, off label use. Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: 1 Stick Pack Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Magnesium


Colon Cancer, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose
on Dec 12, 2012 Female from US , 72 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: colon cancer, therapeutic response unexpected, underdose. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Qd.

Sinusitis, Disease Recurrence, Vomiting, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: sinusitis, disease recurrence, vomiting, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected on Dec 07, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 6 Tsp Per Day.

Gallbladder Disorder, Cholelithiasis, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Dec 05, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber Orange Powder (Dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 77 years of age, After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: gallbladder disorder, cholelithiasis, off label use.

Liver Disorder, Fluid Overload, Blood Pressure Increased, Cerebrovascular Accident, Oedema Peripheral, Polyp, Gastritis, Diverticulitis, Abdominal Distension
on Dec 04, 2012 Patient from US , 51 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: liver disorder, fluid overload, blood pressure increased, cerebrovascular accident, oedema peripheral, polyp, gastritis, diverticulitis, abdominal distension. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Miralax
  • Protonix
  • Nexum
  • Compazine
  • Zofran
Patient was hospitalized.


on Nov 22, 2012 Female from US , 92 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. . Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Unk.

Breast Cancer, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: breast cancer, off label use, incorrect dose administered on Nov 22, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp Per Day, As Needed.

Cardiac Arrest, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Nov 20, 2012 by a Male taking Benefiber Orange Powder (Dosage: Unk, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 77 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: cardiac arrest, off label use.

Blood Pressure Abnormal, Blood Cholesterol, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Feb 21, 2013 Female from US , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: blood pressure abnormal, blood cholesterol, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin dosage: 4 Tsp, Qd.

Full Blood Count Decreased, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose
on May 13, 2013 Female from CA , 77 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: full blood count decreased, therapeutic response unexpected, underdose. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Benefiber Stick Packs (Unk, Unk)
  • Iron (300 Mg Daily)


Tibia Fracture, Bunion, Foot Deformity, Bone Density Decreased, Cognitive Disorder, Constipation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: tibia fracture, bunion, foot deformity, bone density decreased, cognitive disorder, constipation, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, incorrect dose administered on Nov 07, 2012 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 53 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 4 Tsp Per Day As Needed.
Associated medications used:
  • Flaxseed Oil (Unk, Unk)
  • Vicodin (1-2 Tablets, Q6h)
Patient was hospitalized.

Large Intestinal Ulcer, Constipation, Overdose, Incorrect Dose Administered
Adverse event was reported on Nov 01, 2012 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 3 Tsp, Every Now And Then) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 64 years of age, Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: large intestinal ulcer, constipation, overdose, incorrect dose administered. Patient was hospitalized.

Atrial Fibrillation
on Nov 02, 2012 Female from US , 55 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: atrial fibrillation. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: Unk, Three Times Daily.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Bufferin Regular Strength (Unk, Unk)
  • Aspirin


Arrhythmia, Heart Rate Decreased, Chest Discomfort, Off Label Use
on Oct 31, 2012 Female from US , 50 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: arrhythmia, heart rate decreased, chest discomfort, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp Once Daily.
Associated medications used:
  • Calcium W/vitamin D Nos (600 Mg, Two Times Daily)


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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

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    Date & Time

    Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)

     

     

     

     

    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad


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