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Doctor insights on: Contraindications For Glucosamine

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Dr. Abdolmohammad Rostami
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Glucosamine (Definition)

Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive ...Read more


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Are eyevital/riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? Contraindication?

Are eyevital/riconia caps (multivitamin antixoidants) safe to take along with lutein+zeaxanthine supplements for an extended period? Contraindication?

safe: These products have been recommend to slow the progression of macular degeneration in those who already have this condition. There is no data or proof that they are preventative and no evidence that they are helpful in any way. So they might help/or might not but the only harm is the cost of the product. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

Are glucosamine or chondroitin any good for joint pain?

64%: Of the population it helps, but you have to take it for at least 3 months. ...Read more

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Are there any contra indications with taking butterbur and taking dilitiazem for migraine?

Are there any contra indications with taking butterbur and taking  dilitiazem for migraine?

Not really, but : Although you could use both together with impunity, could be easiest if you just took the butterbur and pushed the dosage to about 75 mg of purified butterbur 3 times daily, and see if that alone succeeded, as in 76 % of research pts, it did indeed work well. However, the Diltiazem could well have been chosen due to your specifics, so discuss with your doctor prior to going in the above direction. ...Read more

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Are there any contra indications for taking butterbur with dilitiazem. The dilitiazem i take for my heart. Prevention magazine recommended butterbur.?

Are there any contra indications for taking butterbur with  dilitiazem. The dilitiazem i take for my heart. Prevention magazine recommended butterbur.?

Save your money.: No significant contraindications, but then again there does not appear to be much benefit to taking butterbur. There are some significant side effects. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/butterbur. ...Read more

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Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Could glucosamine work for osteoarthritis?

Possible: While it is possible, i don't think there is any good scientific evidence than this makes any difference for osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What's the max dosage for glucosamine and chondrotin? Is there any difference in therapeutic effect at higher dosages? Any other supplements for arth?

What's the max dosage for glucosamine and chondrotin? Is there any difference in therapeutic effect at higher dosages? Any other supplements for arth?

No max: Glucosamine and chondrotin sulfate are not drugs or a vitamin, as such there is no maximum. Usually it is derived from fish so if you have an allergy to seafood or sulfates you should not take it. Most studies use at least 500mg of each three times/week. "arthritis today" has a supplement guide for specific supplements. http://www.arthritistoday.org/treatments/supplement-guide/index.php. ...Read more

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Is Fosamax (alendronate) recommended for long-time use? Any answer appreciated.

Is Fosamax (alendronate) recommended for long-time use? Any answer appreciated.

Fosamax (alendronate): There are potential for side effects with long term use. See: http://www.drugwatch.com/fosamax/ ...Read more

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Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for arthritic pain if taking BP medication?

Safe to take Aleve (naproxen) for arthritic pain if taking BP medication?

Usually: Aleve (naproxen) may occasionally raise bp. The best way to know is to monitor your BP at home with an inexpensive digital unit. ...Read more

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Is plaquenill safe for arthritis?

Is plaquenill safe for arthritis?

Absolutely: Anxiety over potential eye problems with Hydroxychloroquine is completely unwarranted if the dose is kept below 6mg/kg (2.2lbs) of body weight. Apart from some stomach quiziies, I have never stopped this drug, as long as it demonstrated it is working. Shown effective in ra, sle, and other ctd's. ...Read more

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Is arcoxia 90mg safe for daily use for treating fibromyalgia for life long?

Is arcoxia 90mg safe for daily use for treating fibromyalgia for life long?

Fibromyalgia: Arcoxia is no longer fda approved due to side effects, hence shouldn't be taken. ...Read more

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How effective is chondroitin for treating osteoarthritis?

How effective is chondroitin for  treating osteoarthritis?

Unknown: Just like glucosamine, chondroitin has not shown to be significantly helpful in oa. Of course there are people who do take these supplements and believe they are helpful for oa. In my practice, I have not seen significant benefit but i see patients with fairly severe oa. ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) vs Aleve for knee pain, which is recommended?

Celebrex (celecoxib) vs Aleve for knee pain, which is recommended?

Have stomach probs?: Celebrex (celecoxib) has been used for patients with gastritis, history of stomach ulcer, as it has a better protective function. ...Read more

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How do you take glucosamine?

Orally: This is usually available otc in pill/tablet form and is taken orally. (glucosamine/chondroitin). For dosing, follow the lable or manufacturers recommendaitons. ...Read more

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