Glucomannan Drug Interactions

When taking any oral medication or diabetes medication with glucomannan, drug interactions may occur. These interactions with glucomannan can delay or decrease the absorption of medications into your bloodstream. It is generally recommended to take other medications at least one hour before, or four hours after, taking glucomannan. You may also need to monitor your blood sugar levels if you are diabetic and taking glucomannan.

An Introduction to Glucomannan Drug Interactions

Glucomannan can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to glucomannan drug interactions include:
 

 

Glucomannan Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when glucomannan is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Any Oral Medications
It is possible that glucomannan may delay or decrease the absorption of medications into your bloodstream. In general, it is often recommended to take other medications at least one hour before, or four hours after, taking glucomannan in order to avoid interactions.
 
Diabetes Medications
Because glucomannan may decrease blood sugar, your healthcare provider may recommend that you monitor your blood sugar more often when starting or stopping glucomannan (or when changing your glucomannan dosage). Your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dose of diabetes medications.
 

Final Thoughts on Glucomannan Drug Interactions

It is possible that not every drug interaction with glucomannan was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the glucomannan interactions that may apply to you.
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