Glucomannan - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on August 11, 2022
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Information about Glucomannan

Generic Name : Glucomannan
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Glucomannan are provided here.
Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Glucomannan


Why is Glucomannan Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a dietary fiber, prescribed for constipation, type 2 diabetes, and weight loss. 


When should Glucomannan not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with difficulty in swallowing.

What is the dosage of Glucomannan?

PO- For type 2 diabetes with high cholesterol: 3.6 to 10.6 grams per day.

How should Glucomannan be taken?

It comes as a tablet, powder, and capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Glucomannan?

• It may cause esophageal obstruction and fecal impaction.

Monitor blood sugar regularly while taking this medication.

Stop using this medication at least 2 weeks before a surgery.

Caution needed for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Glucomannan?

Abdominal fullness, distention, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, flatus, ingestion, esophageal obstruction.

What are the other precautions for Glucomannan?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Glucomannan?

Store it at room temperature.

Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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