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Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide, Rifampin is classified as belonging to the following category: Oral Drugs

Theoretically, algin can alter the absorption of oral drugs. Laboratory research shows that algin, when consumed as part of the diet or used as a thickening agent in infant formula, reduces the absorption of certain minerals. Also, algin has been used as a tablet binder and disintegrant to enhance drug bioavailability. To avoid changes in absorption, take algin 30-60 minutes after oral medications.

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Interaction has been documented in animal or in lab research, or the interaction has been documented in humans but is limited to case reports or conflicting clinical research exists


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Algin Overview

Algin Algin is a type of polysaccharide that is extracted from brown algae and also made naturally by some types of bacteria. It is most commonly referred to as sodium alginate. It is used as a thickening agent, stabilizer, and emulsifier in a variety of products. In food, algin is commonly used as a gelling agent to create a variety of textures. In manufacturing, algin is used as a binding and disintegrating agent in tablets, and as a binding and demulcent in lozenges. It has been studied for potential health benefits, such as reducing cholesterol levels and improving digestive health.
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Algin interacts with 1987 drugs

Interaction Rating Key

These severity listings are for informational use only. Never start, stop or otherwise change your therapy before speaking with your provider.

Major The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.
Moderate Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.
Minor Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.
Unknown No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.

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