Agar Pharmacology


About Agar
Polysaccharides, bulk forming agents, laxatives.
Mechanism of Action of Agar
Agar consists of 2 polysaccharides agarose and agaropectin. Agarose gives gel strength to Agar and it contains D-galactose and anhydro L-galactose units. Agaropectin is responsible for the viscosity of agar solutions.
Agar is a bulk laxative. It absorbs water and swells up and resulting in increased bowel activity and elimination of waste. Agar when contact with water forms gel which has emollient or lubricating property. Agar after oral administration swell in the intestine, lubricates and softens the stool, and makes the passage of bowel movements easier and more frequent.
Pharmacokinets of Agar
Onset of Action for Agar
Duration of Action for Agar
Half Life of Agar
Side Effects of Agar
These are not absorbed and do not have any systemic toxicity
Contra-indications of Agar
Special Precautions while taking Agar
1. Kidney failure
2. Patients with narrowing of the digestive tract (esophageal stricture, intestinal stricture, or severe adhesions)
3. Allergic to the laxative or other substances contained in the product
4. Diabetes mellitus
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Agar
1. Bulk laxative
2. Nutritive
Interactions for Agar
Typical Dosage for Agar
Take the drug at bed time with plenty of water.
Schedule of Agar
Storage Requirements for Agar
Store at room temperature. Protect from heat and light. Keep out of the reach of children.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Agar
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 Agar
Give supportive measures and symptomatic treatment

Home Delivery for Agar in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including agar.

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 agar and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for agar 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 agar 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 agar before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for agar with the pharmacy.

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