Glucosamine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Glucosamine

Generic Name : Glucosamine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Glucosamine are provided here.

Pronunciation : Glu-cose-amin

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Glucosamine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Glucosamine

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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 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.