Benefiber

mpjones
on 5/2/12 10:39 am
I went to Walmart and our  Meijers and couldn't find Benefiber on the shelves-ok, checked with our local drugstore and the druggist checked  on his computer and said the manufacturer has taken it off the market. Does anyone know anything about this--if I can't get it anymore any suggestions of what to use in it's place--can't stand Metmucel (sp) !  
dasie
on 5/2/12 10:51 am - TX
All I know is I had difficulty finding it too.  @ CVS we were told it was taken off the market.  Walgreens did not have an explanation.  I bought mine at a grocery store, and they had a large selection.  Walgreens said they had not heard it was taken off the market.  I went to their websie, and it does not say anything about it being off the market.  I may have   found mine at Walmart.  I can';t remember;  I just know I went to several places in order to find it.  I would contact the manufacturer.  I mix mine with one serving Miralax with one serving orange flavored Benefiber.




    
Cherokeesage
on 5/2/12 12:08 pm
RNY on 02/24/12 with
Will have to watch for why it has been removed since I have a full container.  Has other fiber mfgs pulled theirs too?

Banded  Oct 2008:  290       
RNY Feb 2012:        245    
Dr's set goal:            170 reached Oct 11, 2012
My goal:                     160  reached Dec 1, 2012
Today :                       141-145

I am half the person I was in 2008.

Dee.spunk
on 5/2/12 1:32 pm - Sacramento, CA
I use the equate brand at Walmart. Same thing. Its worked so far.

Height:5'1.5 RNY:11/30/11 HW:307 SW:234 CW:136 GW:140 (LOST 73 Lbs. PRE-OP)

 


 

mpjones
on 5/2/12 3:22 pm
Thanks--I'll look for that brand at Walmart tomorrow .
Poe2004
on 5/2/12 3:30 pm - Ottawa, Canada
 I don't know about in the US, but it's available @ Costco in Ontario.  I just picked up some last week.

I don't think Benefiber has been taken off the market.  In January,  Novartis , the company that makes Benefiber recalled a bunch of products, because of cross contamination (bits of one product, ending up in packages of another product).  Although Benefiber was not among the recalled products, the factories where it is made, were temporarely shut down.  I'm not sure when production resumed, but it likely has.

  ~Tammy

HW: 386 - RNY: 356.8 (14-Mar-2013) - CW: 238.6 (07-May-2014)  . . . GOAL: 199  

mpjones
on 5/3/12 10:30 am
Thank you Tammy for the information--certainly hope they reopen soon and start shipping the Benefiber to customers here in the States.