BEAKOPECTIN SUSPENSION

Kaolin Colloidal
Pectin

Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18
*Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.

Active Ingredient / Synonyms

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Description

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Indication

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Mechanism of Action

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Pharmacodynamics

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Pharmacokinetics

Absorption:

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Half-life

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Clearance

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Toxicity

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Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18
*Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.

Active Ingredient / Synonyms

Pectin | Pectin |

Description

Pectin is a heteropolysaccharide commercially derived from the cell wall of higher plants.[A32327] It is composed of partially methylated polygalacturonic acid units linked in the positions 1-4.[L1961] The carboxylic group of the constituents of pectin can exist in the form of esters, free acids, ammonium, potassium or sodium salts or as acid amides. Under the FDA regulation, pectin qualifies as a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food substance. This status allows pectin to be used with no limitations.[L1960]

Indication

Pectin is used in food as a gelling agent and stabilizer. As a medical drug, it has obtained a great interest in its potential use as a source of dietary fiber, lipid, cholesterol, serum glucose and insulin level lowering effect, gastric emptying delay.[A32327] Some recent studies have researched the possibility of using pectin for the formation of nanoparticles as a delivery vehicle of drugs.[A32331]

Mechanism of Action

Pectin is an adsorbent that binds to bacteria, toxins and other irritants in the intestinal mucosa. Pectin is able to decrease the pH in the intestinal lumen and provides a soothing effect on the irritated mucosa.[T150]

Pharmacodynamics

Pectin increases viscosity and volume of stools which helps it to be used for constipation and diarrhea.[T150] It is reported as well to present lowering effects of different body components. This effect depends on the type of pectin which indicated that this effect is related to the composition of the correspondent pectin. Nonetheless, this data is still unclear and more studies need to be performed to conclude this effect of pectin.[A32341]

Pharmacokinetics

Absorption:

Pectin is not absorbed and it is not distributed in the body.[T150]

Distribution:

Pharmacokinetic studies have not been performed as pectin is not absorbed.

Metabolism:

Pectin is depolymerized and de-esterified to a very small extent. It passes to the small intestine as a macromolecule and the majority of the pectin is eliminated unchanged.[L1962]

Elimination:

Pectin is completely excreted in the feces, including a small amount of trigalacturonic acid that can be found in the colon.[T150]

Half-life

Pharmacokinetic studies have not been performed as pectin is not absorbed.

Clearance

Pharmacokinetic studies have not been performed as pectin is not absorbed.

Toxicity

Pectin is a substance determined to be safe.

References

  1. Health Science Authority of Singapore - Reclassified POM
  2. Drugbank

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Approval Information

BEAKOPECTIN SUSPENSION was registered with Health Science Authority of Singapore by BEACONS PHARMACEUTICALS PTE LTD. It is marketed with the registration number of SIN06076P with effective from 1991-05-23.

This product contains 6g/30ml of Kaolin Colloidal, and 130mg/30ml of Pectin in the form of SUSPENSION.

The medicine was manufactured by BEACONS PHARMACEUTICALS PTE LTD in SINGAPORE

It is a an Over-the-counter Medicine which can be freely obtained from any retailer

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) Classification

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