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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of glucosamine chondroitin for arthritis?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology 33 years experience
Mild side effects: Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is often taken as a nutritional supplement for arthritis. In several large clinical trials the side effects were mild and infrequent consisting of constipation, stomach ache, rash and hives. Since glucosamine is often made from the shells of crustaceans there is a theoretical risk of an allergic reaction for those with seafood allergies, but is rarely seen.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 36 years experience
Maybe: There is some evidence that they may be helpful for treating osteoarthritis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Side effects of using glucosamine & chondroitin for arthritis?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
See below: I have not seen much in the way of side effects with these supplements. A while back there was some speculation that glucosamine might raise the blood sugar in diabetics but this has not been the case. Like any medication or supplement, anyone can have side effects.
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Last updated Mar 21, 2015

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