Glucomannan


Concise Prescribing Info
Contraindications
Difficulty in swallowing.
Special Precautions
May cause oesophageal obstruction and faecal impaction. Taken with fluid and not immediately before going to bed.
Adverse Reactions
Abdominal fullness, distention, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, flatus; ingestion of dry nonexpanded glucomannan can cause oesophageal obstruction.
Drug Interactions
Since this reduces fasting blood glucose, insulin or oral hypoglycaemic dose should be properly titrated. It may affect absorption of vitamins B12 and E.
Potentially Fatal: May reduce absorption of sulphonylureas.
Food Interaction
May form protective barrier around food particles, thus reducing access to digestive enzymes. Food digestion and subsequent absorption is hindered.
Action
Description: Glucomannan is a powdered extract from the tubers of Amorphophallus konjac. It may reduce appetite by absorbing liquid in the GI tract. It is also used in the treatment of constipation and hyperlipidaemia.
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