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Endosperm of seeds (guar gum)

Active Principles.

Polysaccharides consisting of D - galactose and D - mannose in 1: 1, 5 and 1: 2 ratio. The molecules consist of a main linear chain of mannopyranose coupled with link glycosidic b - 1 - 4) and galactopyranose coupled with link glicosídico alpha - 1 - 6)

Drug Action.

Polysaccharides produce a sequestrant (form a viscous gel which slows the absorption of carbohydrates and lipids) an effect voluminizante (increases the filling of the stomach and increases the feeling of satiety) It is also demulcent and mild laxative.


Adjunct in the treatment of overweight, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and the dispepsias hipersecretoras, constipation and diarrhea.


Esophageal stenosis, or intestinal pilórica.

Side Effects.

It can produce flatulence.

Caution / Poisoning.

When prescribing for patients with diabetes, the doctor should monitor blood sugar levels to adjust, if necessary, the dose of insulin or oral agents.

We recommend not combine their administration with any other medicine, since it can significantly reduce their assimilation (which has been described by 25% inhibits the intestinal absorption of glibenclamide, fenoximetilpenicilina and digoxin)

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Powder: A sachet of 4 - 5 g diluted in a glass of fruit juice. Take a spoonful half hour before meals.

Then drink one or two glasses of water. To get the effect Saciantes, it is very important to accompany a contribution plenty of fluids: at least 500 cc per shot)

We recommend starting treatment with about half by making, increasing gradually until two or three tablets a day.


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