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General Information on Glucosamine

Generic Name : Glucosamine

Pronunciation : Glu-cose-amin

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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Why is Glucosamine 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 should Glucosamine not to be taken? (Contraindications)


What is the dosage of Glucosamine?

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

How should Glucosamine be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Glucosamine?

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.

What are the side effects of Glucosamine?

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

What are the other precautions for Glucosamine?

Contraindicated in patients who are allergic to shellfish.

What are the storage conditions for Glucosamine?

Store in cool place and in an airtight container.

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claretlobo, India

Hi, I have been prescribed Rejoint by my Doc a week ago. I am 51 years old. My periods stopped end September 2014. As soon as I started on these tablets, my periods started and the flow is extremely high causing me extreme weakness. Could there some connection?

saaa47, India

HI, I am 66yrs. old Male patient of aks spondylisis and have been prescribed JointaceDN. Does the drug changes the colour of urine?

Bujjamma, India

hai sir,i am a women have 52 years old. Before three months i am suffer from knee and joint pains, after consult a doctor suggests CARTICARE drug . After using of this the pain is little reduced.But in past three days i dont use drug at that again pain is increase. HWhen it will be cure?, Due to use of thi drug body is weekens, always feel hheati.g skin, too much of setting, . Did u explain details about why these side effects is held.

nairuk58, India

I took one tab of lubrijoint 750 after food. I am having vague discomfort in my abdomen with slight burn and feel like going to pass motion often.I went to the rest room for 4- 5 times during night. Pass lot of gas and only very little stools. I am 71 and have osteoarthritis in one knee. Can I continue taking the medicine. Will the side effects become less after few more dosages?

maidargi, India

I am taking jointace DN once in two days only and found to be effective in eliminating the pain. I have two questions to ask.
1) How long this tab is to be taken ?
2) I am finding some raschis on the skin of stomach & abdoman that is itching. What is to be done ? Is it due to this drug ?

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