Beano Side Effects
Generic Name: alpha-d-galactosidase
Note: This document contains side effect information about alpha-d-galactosidase. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Beano.
For the Consumer
Applies to alpha-d-galactosidase: oral capsule, oral liquid, oral tablet
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
What are some other side effects of this drug?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to alpha-d-galactosidase: oral capsule, oral drops, oral tablet chewable
In general, alpha-D-galactosidase is made from a safe, food grade mold. However, if a rare sensitivity occurs, use should be discontinued.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Beano (alpha-D-galactosidase)." GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare, Pittsburgh, PA.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.