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Benefiber

  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Dietary fiber supplement
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Supplements fiber and relieves constipation.

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Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Benefiber is an excellent fiber supplement. It's easy to use and doesn't clump up like other supplements.

  • Research shows soluble fibers like Benefiber are useful for people who don’t meet daily fiber recommendations.
  • Benefiber completely dissolves in liquids and doesn’t have a gritty texture like other similar fiber supplements.
  • Comes in multiple forms, including chewables, powders, and caplets.
  • Should cause less gas and bloating than other fiber supplements.
  • Has multiple health benefits including lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
  • If you have a gluten intolerance, celiac disease, are pregnant, or are nursing, check with your doctor before taking Benefiber.
  • Taking too much Benefiber can cause constipation, gas, and bloating.
  • Benefiber doesn’t bulk up stool as much as insoluble fiber supplements.
  • Some people's bodies can become dependent on fiber supplements.
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Side effects for Benefiber

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These are side effects of Benefiber reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Benefiber

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Increase the amount of Benefiber you take slowly to prevent gas and diarrhea.
  • Be sure to drink water each day to help avoid constipation.
  • The Benefiber powder dissolves in any liquid, but don't add it to carbonated drinks.
  • Fiber can affect how medications work, so be sure to take Benefiber 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take other medications.
  • Can cause bloating, gas, or stomach cramps.

Risks and Warnings for Benefiber

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Pregnant
    • Nursing
    • Kidney stones

    Benefiber and soluble fiber supplements are not recommended to be used with carbonated beverages. Be cautious using it if you have kidney stones, are pregnant, or are nursing.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Benefiber

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Pregnancy
Food
  • I'm going back to chia seed and ground flaxseed meal.....apparently I need the higher amt of fiber & the mix of soluble and insoluble fiber for a while longer, till the slow taper off of psych meds is complete.
    Age: 57
    Gender: Woman
    Duration taken: A couple weeks
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  • Risks from our pharmacists
  • Benefiber and soluble fiber supplements are not recommended to be used with carbonated beverages. Be cautious using it if you have kidney stones, are pregnant, or are nursing.