Karaya Gum - Tofranil (Imipramine) Interaction
Herbal: Karaya Gum
Also Known As: Bassora Tragacanth, Goma Karaya, Gomme Karaya, Gomme Kuteera, Gomme Sterculia, Gum Karaya, Gomme de Sterculia, Indian Tragacanth, Kadaya, Kadira, Karaya, Katila, Katira Gum, Kullo, Mucara, Sterculia, Sterculia Gum
Brand names: Tofranil, Tofranil PM
Medical Content Editor Dr. Brian Staiger, PharmD
Last updated Jul 22, 2023
Imipramine is classified as belonging to the following category: Oral Drugs
Co-administration of oral drugs with bulk forming laxatives such as karaya gum may decrease, increase, or have no effect on the absorption of drugs. To avoid changes in absorption, take karaya gum 30-60 minutes after oral medications.
Likelihood of OccurrencePossible
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
- McGuffin M, Hobbs C, Upton R, Goldberg A, eds. American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, LLC 1997.
Karaya Gum Overview
Imipramine tablets and capsules are used to treat depression. Imipramine tablets are also used to prevent bedwetting in children. Imipramine is in a class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. It treats depression by increasing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain that are needed to maintain mental balance. There is not enough information to explain how imipramine prevents bedwetting.
Karaya Gum - More Interactions
Karaya Gum 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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