Studies indicate that there are no known negative side effects with Beta Glucan. However, if you are taking an immunosuppressant drug due to a transplant surgery (e.g. liver, kidney, etc.) it is recommended that you avoid taking Beta Glucan altogether. If you have any concerns it is always best to err on the side of caution and check with your medical professional. There are no studies stating Beta Glucan can be dangerous when taken alongside NSAIDs.
-Better Way Health
The simple answer is, Yes!
Many people are on multiple medications because of obesity, poor diet, and issues with Cholesterol & Blood Sugar. Beta Glucan can be taken with cholesterol-lowering drugs, chemotherapy, antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals.
All of these things have been thoroughly researched and shown that when taken side by side with Beta Glucan, it is not only safe but they actually showed more benefit (through modulation of the immune system), as far as outcome, when combined with these “standard of care” drugs.
It is a broad question. We surely don’t have a full range of studies saying this drug, yes not problems, “This drug? Yes, no problem. This drug? No problem.” So we cannot say 100% to take it with anything. But the mechanism of glucan actions are so specific, we really cannot say or cannot foresee any type of negative sides effects when combined with other regular drugs. It is always better to let your doctor know. Don’t take it secretly or something, because he should know everything about what you take. But I don’t think we should be afraid. We don’t have, so far, any reasons so far not to take it with this or that.
-Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka