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Glucosamine

Information About Glucosamine

Uses of Glucosamine

Glucosamine is commonly used in the treatment of Osteoarthritis

How Glucosamine Works

Glucosamine is knowns as a precursor for glycosaminoglycans

Side Effects of Glucosamine

Exacerbation of asthma, Hypercholesterolemia, Headache, Fatigue, Drowsiness, Flushing, Heartburn, Flatulence, Abdominal pain, Rashes

Information Updated on : Fri Jul 03 2020 10:44:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Glucosamine Related Warnings

Alcohol Not Advisable

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Glucosamine. Taking Glucosamine with alcohol may aggravate the side effects of glucosamine such as drowsiness and headache

Pregnancy C

There are no adequate evidence in human studies on the potential risk of glucosamine in pregnant mother or a fetus. However, it is advisable to use it with caution in pregnancy.

Lactation Limited Data

There is no evidence of the adverse effect of glucosamine on nursing infants. However, Precaution needs to be taken for the usage of glucosamine in nursing mother

Driving Not Advisable

Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Glucosamine may cause side effects such as dizziness or drowsiness, all of which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney Use With Care

There is inadequate human studies on the effects of glucosamine in kidney functions. However, there are few reports of renal function abnormalities in patients consuming this drug. It is contraindicated in severe renal impairment.

Liver Limited Data

Glucosamine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease as there was evidence of acute liver injury and hepatotoxicity in chronic liver disease.

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