Gum Karaya Pharmacology

Gum Karaya

About Gum Karaya
Mechanism of Action of Gum Karaya
Gum karaya is a bulk-forming laxative. It is used to treat constipation. It increases the volume of stool by absorbing water and as a result softening of faeces occurs. Gum karaya swells when in contact with fluid and increase the volume of the gut contents. This causes the muscle in the gut to push the contents of the gut along more quickly.Gum karaya should be taken with plenty of fluid. It is also useful for patients with colostomy, ileostomy, haemorrhoids, anal fissure chronic diarrhoea associated diverticular disease, irritable bowel disease and as an adjunct in ulcerative colitis.
Pharmacokinets of Gum Karaya
Onset of Action for Gum Karaya
Duration of Action for Gum Karaya
Half Life of Gum Karaya
Side Effects of Gum Karaya
2.Abdominal distension
4.Bowel obstruction
Contra-indications of Gum Karaya
1. Hypersensitivity to Gum karaya
2. Difficulty in swallowing
3. Phenylketonuria
4. Intestinal obstruction
5. Faecal impaction
Special Precautions while taking Gum Karaya
1. Maintain an adequate fluid intake
2.This medicine should not be taken shortly before going to bed
3.Preparations that swell in contact with liquid should always be carefully swallowed with water
Pregnancy Related Information
May be used
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
May be used
Children Related Information
Indications for Gum Karaya
Interactions for Gum Karaya
Typical Dosage for Gum Karaya
As directed by the physician
Schedule of Gum Karaya
Storage Requirements for Gum Karaya
Store in a cool, dry place. Protect away from direct heat and light. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Gum Karaya
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Gum Karaya
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment.

Home Delivery for Gum Karaya in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for gum karaya and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for gum karaya may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take gum karaya only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for gum karaya before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for gum karaya with the pharmacy.

Gum Karaya is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for gum karaya might be better known than gum karaya itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have gum karaya in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for gum karaya.