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Sterculia gum

Classification: B

Drug products: Inolaxol®

ATC code: A06AC03

Summary

Published controlled studies on differences between men and women in sterculia gum efficacy and safety are lacking.
 

Additional information

Sterculia gum is used as a dietary fiber in obstipation.

Pharmacokinetics and dosing

Sterculia gum is not absorbed when administrated orally. No studies with a clinically relevant sex analysis regarding the pharmacokinetics or dosing of sterculia gum have been found.

Effects

No studies with a clinically relevant sex analysis regarding the effects of sterculia gum have been found.

Adverse effects

No studies with a clinically relevant sex analysis regarding adverse effects of sterculia gum have been found.

Reproductive health issues

Regarding teratogenic aspects, please consult the Drugs and Birth Defects Database (in Swedish, Janusmed fosterpåverkan).

Other information

The palatability of the bulk additives sterculia gum, psyllium and methylcellulose has been studied in patients and hospital personnel (74 men, 106 women). Each volunteers received a single dose of each of two of the bulk additives. Women preferred sterculia gum while men preferred psyllium [1].

Updated: 2019-02-26

Date of litterature search: 2015-08-26

References

  1. Flaherty EV, O'Doherty J, Fielding JF. The palatability of colloidal bulk forming agents. J Int Med Res. 1980;8:262-4. PubMed
  2. Läkemedelsstatistik. Stockholm: Socialstyrelsen. 2015 [cited 2016-04-05.] länk

Authors: Linnéa Karlsson Lind, Desirée Loikas

Reviewed by: Mia von Euler

Approved by: Karin Schenck-Gustafsson