Chitosan

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What Are The Uses Of Chitosan?

Chitosan is basically a sugar which is derived from the hard and tough external skeleton of shellfish such as lobster, crab and shrimp and is used as a medicine. Chitosan has many medical uses and is used to treat:

  • High cholesterol, obesity         
  • Crohn’s disease, symptoms of kidney failure
  • Inflammation of gums (periodontitis)
  • Prevent dental caries or cavities, dental plaque
  • To heal wounds

Chitosan is also used:

  • In plastic surgery to rebuild donor tissue.
  • In pharmaceuticals, it is used as a filler in tablets.
  • In controlled-release medicines as carriers.
  • To improve the way certain medicines dissolve.
  • To mask bitter-tasting oral solutions.

What Are The Side Effects Of Chitosan?

Chitosan is quite safe when applied to the skin or taken orally for a period of up to 6 months. However, when taken orally, it may cause certain side effects such as:

If these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.

What Are The Contraindications Of Chitosan?

If you are planning to use chitosan, inform your doctor, if you are:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding
  • Have a shellfish allergy

What Are The Uses Of Chitosan?

Chitosan is basically a sugar which is derived from the hard and tough external skeleton of shellfish such as lobster, crab and shrimp and is used as a medicine. Chitosan has many medical uses and is used to treat:

  • High cholesterol, obesity         
  • Crohn’s disease, symptoms of kidney failure
  • Inflammation of gums (periodontitis)
  • Prevent dental caries or cavities, dental plaque
  • To heal wounds

Chitosan is also used:

  • In plastic surgery to rebuild donor tissue.
  • In pharmaceuticals, it is used as a filler in tablets.
  • In controlled-release medicines as carriers.
  • To improve the way certain medicines dissolve.
  • To mask bitter-tasting oral solutions.

What Are The Side Effects Of Chitosan?

Chitosan is quite safe when applied to the skin or taken orally for a period of up to 6 months. However, when taken orally, it may cause certain side effects such as:

If these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.

What Are The Contraindications Of Chitosan?

If you are planning to use chitosan, inform your doctor, if you are:

  • Pregnant, breastfeeding
  • Have a shellfish allergy