It appears to be safe in many situations. However, some people may be more likely to experience problems due to glucomannan. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking it if you have:
- A narrowing (stricture) of the esophagus
- Difficulty swallowing
- Any other chronic disease or health problem.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Glucomannan and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Glucomannan and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Glucomannan Safety for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
It is not known what exactly to expect from a glucomannan overdose. If you think you may have taken too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Glucomannan Overdose for more information.)
Refer to the label of your individual glucomannan product for information on how best to store it. Keep glucomannan and all other medications or supplements out of the reach of children.