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Glucomannan is a water-soluble polysaccharide that is considered a dietary fiber. Glucomannan is a food additive used as an emulsifier and thickener. Products containing glucomannan, marketed under a variety of brand names, are also sold as nutritional supplements for constipation, obesity, high cholesterol, acne vulgaris and type 2 diabetes. Though there is some clinical support for potential health benefits, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved any product containing glucomannan for the treatment of these medical conditions. Several companies selling products containing glucomannan have been disciplined by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for misleading or exaggerated claims pertaining to the health benefits of glucomannan supplements.



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Glucomannan Indications / Glucomannan Uses

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Glucomannan Adverse Reactions / Glucomannan Side Effects

Abdominal fullness, distention, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, flatus; ingestion of dry nonexpanded glucomannan can cause oesophageal obstruction.


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Special Precautions

May cause oesophageal obstruction & faecal impaction. Taken with fluid & not immediately before going to bed.

Other Drug Interactions

Since this reduces fasting blood glucose, insulin or oral hypoglycaemic dose should be properly titrated. It may affect absorption of vitamins B12 & E. May reduce absorption of sulphonylureas. <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } -->

Other Interactions

Food Interaction


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List of Contraindications

Glucomannan and Pregnancy

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Glucomannan and Lactation

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Glucomannan and Children

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Glucomannan and Geriatic

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Glucomannan and Other Contraindications

Difficulty in swallowing


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Lab interference

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Glucomannan brands in India:

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