Guar gum

Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Adjunct in diabetes mellitus
Adult: 5 g tid. Dose to be taken with at least 200 ml of fluid. Lower initial doses may be used to reduce GI adverse effects.
Should be taken with food. Take w/ or immediately before meals.
In cases of oesophageal diseases or difficulty in swallowing, intestinal obstruction, ingestion of dry granules.
Special Precautions
Not recommended for children, monitor blood glucose levels. Hypoglycaemia.
Adverse Reactions
Hypoglycaemia, GI disturbances (flatulence, diarrhoea and nausea), reduced appetite.
Drug Interactions
Absorption of orally administered drugs may be affected.
Food Interaction
Reduces absorption of glucose and possibly lipids.
Description: Guar gum is a soluble fibre which reduces postprandial and fasting blood glucose concentrations in diabetic patients. It may also slow gastric emptying in dumping syndrome.
MIMS Class
Antidiabetic Agents
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