Supplements fiber and relieves constipation.
Over-the-counterNo lower cost generic available
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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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.
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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.
Tips from pharmacists and people taking BenefiberFinal section. Do you want to return to drug navigation?
- 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: 57Gender: womanDuration taken: a couple weeks
Kidneys & liver
- 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.