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Glucosamine chondroitin

Generic Name: chondroitin and glucosamine (kon DROI tin and gloo KOE sa meen)
Brand Name: Cidaflex, Cosamin DS, Glucoten, OptiFlex Complete, Osteo Bi-Flex, Pryflex, Relamine, Schiff Move Free, ...show all 14 brand names
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Drug Information:
Chondroitin is a naturally occurring substance formed of sugar chains. Chondroitin is believed to help the body maintain fluid and flexibility in the joints. Glucosamine is sugar protein that helps your body build cartilage (the hard connective tissue located mainly on the bones near your joints). Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance found in bones, bone marrow, shellfish and fungus. Chondroitin and Glucosamine is a combination product that has been used in alternative medicine as a possibly effective aid in treating osteoarthritis pain. Learn more

Glucosamine chondroitin Side Effects

Chondroitin / glucosamine Side Effects

Applies to chondroitin / glucosamine: oral capsule, oral kit, oral tablet

Warning

Follow all directions on the product label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Although not all side effects are known, chondroitin and glucosamine is thought to be possibly safe when taken for up to 2 years.

Stop using chondroitin and glucosamine and call your healthcare provider at once if you have:

  • irregular heartbeats; or

  • swelling in your legs.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, diarrhea, constipation;

  • stomach pain, gas, bloating;

  • hair loss; or

  • puffy eyelids.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Glucosamine Chondroitin (www.drugs.com/mtm/chondroitin-and-glucosamine.html).