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Benefiber (guar gum formulation) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Benefiber (guar gum formulation) (guar gum).


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Moderate Food Interaction

Guar gum may interact with other medications if given at the same time. This can cause your other medications to become less effective. In general, all oral medications should be administered at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after dosing of guar gum. Take guar gum with a full glass (at least 8 ounces) of cool water or another liquid. Taking guar gum without enough liquid may cause it to swell in the throat and cause choking.

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Benefiber (guar gum formulation) drug interactions

There are 38 drug interactions with Benefiber (guar gum formulation) (guar gum).

Benefiber (guar gum formulation) disease interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with Benefiber (guar gum formulation) (guar gum) which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.