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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.
Vision Blurred, Condition Aggravated, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Jan 24, 2014 Female from US , 86 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: vision blurred, condition aggravated, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 To 4 Tablespoons A Day.
Associated medications used:
  • Lamisil (Unk, Unk)
  • Vitamin D
  • Minerals Nos


Asthma, Swelling, Constipation, Pain, Faeces Hard
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: asthma, swelling, constipation, pain, faeces hard on Oct 10, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 63 years of age, . Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid.

Skin Cancer, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Adverse event was reported on Oct 10, 2013 by a Male taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: Unk, Unk) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 84 years of age, After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: skin cancer, therapeutic response unexpected.

Hypersensitivity, Pruritus, Erythema, Fatigue, Chest Discomfort, Dyspnoea, Abdominal Pain Upper, Abdominal Distension, Irritability
on Sep 09, 2013 Female from US , 59 years of age, weighting 105.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: hypersensitivity, pruritus, erythema, fatigue, chest discomfort, dyspnoea, abdominal pain upper, abdominal distension, irritability. Benefiber Fiber Supp Vit B + Folic Acid dosage: 2 Tsp, Bid.
Associated medications used:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (3 Tsp, Tid)
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (2 Tsp, Bid)



Nephrolithiasis, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
on Aug 21, 2013 Male from US , 52 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: nephrolithiasis, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tsp, Qd.

Intestinal Obstruction, Abdominal Discomfort, Diarrhoea, Malaise, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: intestinal obstruction, abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea, malaise, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, incorrect dose administered on Jul 31, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Lid Full, Bid.

Cataract, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Ocular Hyperaemia, Eye Pain, Headache, Constipation, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Jun 25, 2013 by a Female taking Benefiber (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 76 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: cataract, blood cholesterol increased, ocular hyperaemia, eye pain, headache, constipation, off label use.

Urinary Tract Infection, Depression, Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Jun 24, 2013 Female from BR , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: urinary tract infection, depression, abdominal pain upper, flatulence, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber dosage: Unk, Bid.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Rivotril (Unk, Unk)
  • Plaquinol (Unk, Unk)
  • Olcadil (Unk, Unk)
  • Digedrat (Unk, Unk)


Haemorrhoids, Rash Papular, Pain, Burning Sensation, Pruritus, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
on May 25, 2013 Female from US , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: haemorrhoids, rash papular, pain, burning sensation, pruritus, off label use, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tablespoon, Bid.

Diverticulitis, Diarrhoea, Off Label Use, Underdose
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: diverticulitis, diarrhoea, off label use, underdose on May 23, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 63 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tsp, Qd.

Atrial Fibrillation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Overdose
Adverse event was reported on May 23, 2013 by a Male taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 48 To 96 Tsp, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 58 years of age, Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: atrial fibrillation, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, overdose.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Psyllium (Unk)


Intervertebral Disc Disorder, Back Pain, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
on May 21, 2013 Male from US , 79 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: intervertebral disc disorder, back pain, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected. Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: 1-2 Df, Unk.

Prostatomegaly, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
on May 10, 2013 Male from US , 64 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: prostatomegaly, off label use, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Tid.

Large Intestine Polyp, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: large intestine polyp, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected on May 10, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 69 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 1 Tsp, Qd.

Multiple Sclerosis, Oesophageal Spasm, Muscle Spasms, Reflux Gastritis, Neuropathy Peripheral, Anxiety, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Underdose
Adverse event was reported on Jun 05, 2013 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 2 Df, Unk) . Location: US , 62 years of age, After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: multiple sclerosis, oesophageal spasm, muscle spasms, reflux gastritis, neuropathy peripheral, anxiety, therapeutic response unexpected, underdose.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Dexilant
  • Miralax (Unk)
  • Stool Softener (Unk)


Polyp, Off Label Use, Underdose
on May 07, 2013 Female from US , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: polyp, off label use, underdose. Benefiber Sugar Free dosage: 1-2 Df, Qhs.

Upper Limb Fracture, Fall, Herpes Zoster, Influenza, Off Label Use
on May 06, 2013 Female from US , 64 years of age, was treated with Benefiber Sugar Free. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: upper limb fracture, fall, herpes zoster, influenza, off label use. Benefiber Sugar Free dosage: 3 Df, Qd.

Diabetes Mellitus, Bowel Movement Irregularity, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
Patient was taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: diabetes mellitus, bowel movement irregularity, off label use, incorrect dose administered on May 06, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 68 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 3 Tsp, Qd.

Diverticulitis, Polyp, Abdominal Pain Upper, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on May 02, 2013 by a Female taking Benefiber Plus Calcium With Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 3 Df, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 68 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: diverticulitis, polyp, abdominal pain upper, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Diarrhoea
on Apr 30, 2013 Female from US , 39 years of age, was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Unk.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Linaclotide (145 Mcg, Qd)
  • Stool Softener


Weight Decreased, Anaemia, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Condition Aggravated, Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms, Malaise, Off Label Use, Therapeutic Response Unexpected
on Apr 30, 2013 Female from US , 70 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber Stick Packs. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: weight decreased, anaemia, gastrointestinal disorder, condition aggravated, diarrhoea, muscle spasms, malaise, off label use, therapeutic response unexpected. Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: 1 Df, Qd.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Unk, Unk)


Bronchitis, Abdominal Distension, Endotracheal Intubation Complication, Throat Irritation, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
Patient was taking Benefiber Stick Packs. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Benefiber side effects: bronchitis, abdominal distension, endotracheal intubation complication, throat irritation, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use on May 10, 2013 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Benefiber Stick Packs dosage: 1 Df, Tid.

Arthropathy, Anorectal Disorder, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use
Adverse event was reported on Apr 25, 2013 by a Female taking Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin (Dosage: 3 Heaping Tsp, Once Or Twice A Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 78 years of age, Patient felt the following Benefiber side effects: arthropathy, anorectal disorder, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use.

Thyroid Disorder, Cataract, Flatulence, Off Label Use, Underdose
on Apr 24, 2013 Female from US , 83 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin. After Benefiber was administered, patient encountered several Benefiber side effects: thyroid disorder, cataract, flatulence, off label use, underdose. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 2 Tsp, Unk.

Renal Failure, Thrombosis, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
on Apr 22, 2013 Male from US , 80 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: renal failure, thrombosis, therapeutic response unexpected, off label use, incorrect dose administered. Benefiber W/ Wheat Dextrin dosage: 3 Tsp, Bid.

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