Interaction Details

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.

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Likelihood of Occurrence


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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Karaya Gum Overview

Karaya Gum Karaya gum is a type of natural gum that is obtained from the sap of the Sterculia tree, which is native to India and parts of Asia. It is a highly viscous, water-soluble gum that is used in various industrial and food applications. Karaya gum has many unique properties, such as high stability, thickening ability, and emulsifying power, making it useful in a variety of industries. It is also commonly used as a natural laxative.
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Imipramine 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.

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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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