Cartigen is a nutritional supplement, used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It stimulates the production of cartilage, which leads to joint repair.
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Drug information on Cartigen (Glucosamine) from Pharmed Medicare
Drug Name : Glucosamine
Glucosamine(Optiflex-G) generic Cartigen is a nutritional supplement, used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. It stimulates the production of cartilage, which leads to joint repair.
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Trade Names for Glucosamine
PO- The recommended dose is 500 mg 3-4 times/day.
Heartburn, diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, constipation, abdominal pain, palpitations, drowsiness, skin reaction, headache and indigestion.
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with food.
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.
Contraindicated in patients who are allergic to shellfish.
Store in cool place and in an airtight container.