treats Plaque and Hypercholesterolemia
Interactions with Drugs
Acacia may affect the absorption of amoxicillin when taken concurrently; doses should be separated by at least four hours.
Use of acacia as a surfactant (substance that lowers surface tension) may increase the intestinal absorption of some anticancer drugs.
Mixing acacia with a substance containing more than 50% concentration of ethyl alcohol may cause acacia to become insoluble.
Acacia can be gelatinized by solutions of iron salts.
Theoretically, the fiber in acacia may impair the absorption of oral drugs.
Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements
Theoretically, the fiber in acacia may impair the absorption of oral herbs and supplements.
Theoretically, tannins from Acacia catechu L. plant may contribute to oral and esophageal cancer when combined with other substances that also contain high amounts of tannins.
Author/ Editors: Tracee Rae Abrams, PharmD (University of Rhode Island); Chi Dam, PharmD (Northeastern University); Mary Giles (University of Rhode Island); Adrianne Rogers, MD (Harvard Medical School); Erica Rusie, PharmD (Nova Southeastern University); Shaina Tanguay- Colucci, BS (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Catherine Ulbricht, PharmD (Massachusetts General Hospital); Wendy Weissner, BA (Natural Standard Research Collaboration); Lisa Wendt, PharmD (Albany College of Pharmacy).
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