Glucosamine is used for promoting cartilage and joint health. It is a cellulose-like product which contains naturally occurring building blocks that the body uses to make cartilage. It works by stimulating the production of cartilage, which in turn leads to joint repair.
You are advised to avoid using this medicine if you are allergic to it or if you are pregnant. It is important that your doctor knows if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any prescription or over the counter drugs, have any allergies to medicines or other substances, or if you suffer from arthritis or diabetes before prescribing you this medicine.
The dosing of Glucosamine depends on the use and the source of the product. If you miss a scheduled dose for more than a day, then there is no cause for concern. Consult your doctor and take it after his approval.
The medication can treat the below provided problems:
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any overdose instructions?An overdosage could cause harmful effects on the body.
Are there any missed dose instructions?The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Glucosamine as ingredient
Glucosamine is an amino sugar used for supplemental treatment of osteoarthritis. It is an important precursor in glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis. Glycosaminoglycans are a major component of joint cartilages, hence glucosamine as supplement can help rebuild cartilage and treat osteoarthritis.
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