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General Information on Glucomannan

Generic Name : Glucomannan

Latest prescription information about Glucomannan. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Water Soluble Polysacchride

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 to 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.

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