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Glucosamine - Drug Information

Generic Name : Glucosamine | Pronunciation : Glu-cose-amin
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Latest prescription information about Glucosamine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antibiotics/Antimicrobials
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Trade Name(s): 

India : 

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International : 

Optiflex-G

Why it is prescribed : 


This medication is a nutritional supplement, used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It stimulates the production of cartilage, which leads to joint repair.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 


Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :


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B

C

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Category C :

Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 


PO- The recommended dose is 500 mg 3-4 times/day.

How it should be taken : 


It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetics, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Side Effects : 

Heartburn, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, constipation, abdominal pain, palpitations, drowsiness, skin reaction, headache and indigestion.

Other Precautions : 

Contraindicated in patients who are allergic to shellfish.

Storage Conditions : 

Store in cool place and in an airtight container.

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