In this Article
- What other names is Guar Gum known by?
- What is Guar Gum?
- How does Guar Gum work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Guar Gum.
Side effects include increased gas production, diarrhea, and loose stools. These side effects usually decrease or disappear after several days of use. High doses of guar gum or not drinking enough fluid with the dose of guar gum can cause blockage of the esophagus and the intestines.
Do not use guar gum if:
- You are breast-feeding.
- You have diabetes.
- You have a condition causing obstruction or narrowing of your esophagus or intestine.
- You have difficulty swallowing.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.
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