Generic Name : GLUCOSAMINE ABSTRACT – Glucosamine is a kind of sugar protein which helps in building cartilage...
Glucosamine is a kind of sugar protein which helps in building cartilage in the body. Cartilage is a type of hard tissue which connects bones near the joints in the body. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in body which is found in bone marrow, fungus, shellfish, and bones. It helps in joint pains, stiffness, arthritis and swelling. The medication is sold in the form of herbal supplement with minimal contamination
- Glucosamine has to be taken as directed by the doctors
- Adult and pediatric dosages: Oral Tablet: 1500 mg once daily or 500 mg three times daily
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Difficulty in breathing
- Swelling on face, lips, tongue or throat
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Glucosamine has moderate interactions with 3 different drugs.
- This drug contains inactive ingredients which may result in allergic reactions. So a pharmacist must be consulted before consuming it.
- It is necessary to discuss any medical history related to liver disease, kidney disease, high cholesterol, asthma with the doctor.
- Avoid taking the medication with blood thinning medications like warfarin, Jantoven or Coumadin.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION WITH GLUCOSAMINE:
- Use of Glucosamine in pregnancy may be acceptable only if the benefits exceed the risks involved
- Studies in animal pregnancy have shown adverse effects on fetus. But no adequate studies have been found in humans to access the damage involved.
- Glucosamine may transfer into breast milk. Preferable precautions must be taken during breast feeding
- Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately