A female asked:

I have ostioauthritis in one hip and bercitis in the other. how many calcium and glucosamine supplements should i take daily?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Glucosamine: Glucosamine may help with the osteoarthritis pain at a dose of 1500 mg daily. The calcium will not help with either the bursitis or osteoarthritis. You need to discuss the need for supplements of calcium with your doctor. It is to prevent bone loss and the amount you need to take as a supplement depends upon your diet.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 18, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.