Glucosamine - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Glucosamine | Pronunciation : Glu-cose-amin
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
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):
Pregnancy Category :
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 :
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.