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Glucosamine side effects and rashes

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Allergic to shell: Fish, that medecine made from shell fish.There is some evidence suggesting that glucosamine, in doses used to treat osteoarthritis, may worsen blood s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Virtually none: They can cause mild GI issues. If you are a poorly controlled diabetic glucosamine could raise blood sugars.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Very few: GI issues are most common. If you are diabetic glucosamine may mildly increase your blood sugar.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: Occasionally there will be GI intolerance. If you are diabetic and poorly controlled, glucosamine may raise blood sugar levels.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: This is a popular supplement to treat osteoarthritis pain. It will not make you grow taller. It can cause diarrhea and rashes.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 47 years experience
None: They are usually offered ad combination therapy
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No benefit: Glucosamine has no benefit in the therapy of ra. You are wasting your money.
A male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Should be none: Glucosamine and chondroitin are both quite safe for joint cartilage, and may have some benefits.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No way to tell : Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
A Verified Doctoranswered
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No: Generally no side effects but no real hard science that clearly supports benefits.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Yes!! : Yes it is well known that some people have an atopic constitution (sometimes with past history of atopic phenomena like asthma, eczema, hay fever etc... Read More
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