Glucosamine 500 MG

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Glucosamine 500 MG

Generic: Glucosamine Generic

Manufacturer: RSM/Dhadha

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$32.66

Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical found in human body, it is present in the fluid surrounding joints. Glucosamine is also found in other places in nature. It is produced from the shells of lobster, shrimps and crabs.  It can also be prepared in laboratory. Glucosamine has been used for arthritis (osteoarthritis).


Arthritis is inflammation of joints of the body. Inflamed joints can develop stiffness, swelling, warmth, redness and pain. 

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INDICATIONS

Glucosamine sulfate is effective for osteoarthritis of the knee. It might also help osteoarthritis of the hip or spine. It reduces pain, stiffness and swelling in joints of patients of osteoarthritis.

HOW DOES IT WORK

Glucosamine sulfate is a chemical found in the human body. It is used by the body for keeping the cartilage in joints healthy. But natural glucosamine levels drop in aged people. This can lead to gradual deterioration of the joint.  Glucosamine has been found to relieve the pain of mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee. Glucosamine may also help in other joint pain of osteoarthritis.

Joints are designed by the cartilage and fluids surrounding them. Some patients of osteoarthritis develop pain, joint friction and stiffness occurs due to thinning and breakdown of cartilage. Glucosamine improves the concentration of the fluids and cartilages of joints and prevents them from break down.

“Sulfate” part of glucosamine sulfate is also important as it is required by the body for production of cartilage. That’s the reason of better working of glucosamine sulfate than other forms of glucosamine such as glucosamine hydrochloride or N-acetyl glucosamine.

DOSAGE

 By mouth:

  • Osteoarthritis: 1500 mg one time a day or 500 mg three times daily.
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) arthritis: 500 mg three times daily.

 

HOW TO USE

Take this product by mouth as directed. Mix it thoroughly in the proper amount of liquid and stir well. Consume all the liquid immediately. Do not prepare a dose for the week together. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If you still forget then do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Upset stomach (Diarrhoea, Constipation)
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Swelling

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Before using this product, inform your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and non-prescription, herbal products you are using. Following drugs interact with Glucosamine:

  • Insulin
  • Blood thinners like Warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Heart medicines
  • Diuretics
  • Chemotherapy drugs (Etoposide, Teniposide, Doxorubicin)

This document does not contain all possible interactions. There are so many other drug interactions which can occur. So, discuss with your doctor before starting therapy with glucosamine.

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS

  • Allergy: If you are allergic to it; or to shellfish (e.g., shrimp, crab); or if you have any other allergies tell your doctor before starting the therapy with glucosamine. Some inactive ingredients of the drug can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
  • Diabetes: Liquid forms of the glucopsamine contain aspartame, sugar or alcohol. If you have medical conditions that restrict you to take these in your diet like in liver disease, diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other health issues, inform your physician or pharmacist regarding the safe use of product. 
  • Pregnancy and breast feeding: Caution should be taken in breast-feeding women and pregnancy.
  • Asthma: Patients of asthma should use this medication with proper monitoring while taking glucosamine.
  • Surgery: If you are scheduled to surgery in two weeks, do not take glucosamine.
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