Australian Approved Name (AAN): Poliglusam derived from Aspergillus niger
Common name/s and synonyms: Chitosan derived from Aspergillus niger
Superseded AAN: Chitosan
Maximum daily dose: 2g
Warnings and Restrictions: When for oral use, the medicine must provide no more than 2000 milligrams of Poliglusam derived from Aspergillus niger per maximum recommended daily dose and requires the following warning statement on the medicine label:
CHITO – Poliglusam should be taken at least one hour after any other medication as it may reduce the effect of other medication (or words to that effect).
If the medicine is a powdered dosage form, the medicine also requires the following warning statement on the medicine label:
DNTPOW – Do not take powder alone. Mix with food or fluid.
When used as an excipient, Poliglusam derived from Aspergillus niger is only permitted for use in topical medicines for dermal application.
Allowable purpose of the ingredient: Active. Excipient
TGA reference: International Non-Proprietary Name (modified)