Pectin

Are there any interactions with medications?



Antibiotics (Tetracycline antibiotics)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Pectin might decrease the amount of tetracycline antibiotics that can be taken in and used by the body. Taking pectin with tetracycline antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of tetracyclines. To avoid this interaction, take pectin two hours before or four hours after taking tetracycline antibiotics.

Some tetracycline antibiotics include demeclocycline (Declomycin), minocycline (Minocin), and tetracycline (Achromycin).



Digoxin (Lanoxin)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Pectin is high in fiber. Fiber can decrease the amount of digoxin (Lanoxin) that the body takes in and uses. This can decrease the drug's effectiveness. Take pectin four hours before or one hour after digoxin (Lanoxin) to prevent this interaction.



Lovastatin (Mevacor)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Pectin is high in fiber. Fiber can decrease the amount of lovastatin (Mevacor) that the body takes in and uses. This can decrease the drug's effectiveness. Take pectin at least one hour after lovastatin (Mevacor) to prevent this interaction.



Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Pectin is high in fiber. Fiber can stick to some medications in the stomach and intestines. Taking pectin at the same time as medications that you take by mouth might decrease how much medication your body absorbs. This can decrease how well these drugs work. Take pectin at least one hour after medications you take by mouth to prevent this interaction.

Dosing considerations for Pectin.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For high cholesterol: 15 grams of pectin per day.

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