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A 38-year-old member asked:

My doctor suggested that i take donna (glucosamine). is this drug safe ?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Safe: Unless you have a shellfish allergy, glucosamine is generally a safe dietary supplement. Its efficacy has been argued over for years. The goal of taking it is to allow the body's cartilage to repair itself and stay healthy. If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and you want to try it, take it for three months and see if it works to alleviate pain or stiffness.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

What to do if one doctor suggest that I take donna (glucosamine) it it safe ?

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Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
Rheumatology 27 years experience
Glucosamine: glucosamine is a safe options for osteoarthritis but the data is controversial if it is beneficial or not. try it for 3 months, and stay on it if you feel better otherwise stop it after consulting with your doctors. best regards
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