In this Article
- What other names is Karaya Gum known by?
- What is Karaya Gum?
- How does Karaya Gum work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Karaya Gum.
Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Karaya gum contains a type of soft fiber called mucilage. Mucilage can decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. Taking karaya gum at the same time you take medications by mouth can decrease the effectiveness of your medication. To prevent this interaction take karaya gum at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.
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