Drug information of Chitosan


Chitosan

Drug group:

Chitin is a cellulose-like biopolymer found mainly in the exoskeleton of marine animals such as shrimp, crabs, or lobsters. Chitin can also be found in mushrooms and yeasts. Chitosan is a chemically processed form of chitin.

Mechanism of effect

Crustacean shell derivative; prevents enterohepatic recirculation of cholesterol

Topical: protects periodontal pockets from oxygen, allowing tissue proliferation

Drug indications

Crohn's disease , weight decrease

Dosage

Renal Failure with Chronic Hemodialysis

1.35 g PO TID

Topical

Dosage varies

Side effects

flatulence

Alerts

Shellfish allergy

Pregnancy level

X

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