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Doctor insights on: Glucosamine Allergy In Children

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What is the definition or description of: Glucosamine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Glucosamine allergy?

As with any aller-: -gy, it can B from the chemical or fillers used in the drug. It can range from hives, & never B worse that can B Rx with antihistamines. But it after the first such reaction, lead 2 anaphylaxis, where there is laryngeal edema, closing of the air way, respiratory distress, & if not treated @ the first signs with an Epipen, or epinephrine, respiratory collapse & death. Common with B songs & penuts ...Read more

Glucosamine Allergy (Definition)

-gy, it can B from the chemical or fillers used in the drug. It can range from hives, & never B worse that can B Rx with antihistamines. But it after the first such reaction, lead 2 anaphylaxis, where there is laryngeal edema, closing of the air way, respiratory distress, & if not treated @ the first signs with an Epipen, or epinephrine, respiratory collapse & death. Common with ...Read more


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What does glucosamine have to do with shellfish allergies?

What does glucosamine have to do with shellfish allergies?

Shellfish shells: Glucosamine is manufactured from the shells of shrimp, so contamination with shrimp proteins might cause a reaction. However, most people who are shellfish allergic are allergic to the muscle of the shrimp, and the amount of the muscle protein in the glucosamine product is small. ...Read more

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I have a fish and nut allergy is it ok to take chondroitin glucosamine?

I have a fish and nut allergy is it ok to take chondroitin glucosamine?

Shellfish only: Avoid glucosamine if you have a shellfish allergy. Fish and nuts are not an issue. ...Read more

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How can glucosamine work on our bodies?

How can glucosamine work on our bodies?

Rebuild cartilage.: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. MSM is not necessary and adds to the cost of the product. ...Read more

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What is the best glucosamine with chondroitin?

What is the best glucosamine with chondroitin?

Who knows?: Dietary supplements are not regulated by the fda, so there's no answer to your question. Everyone well tell you theirs is best, but....... ...Read more

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Please tell me can glucosamine be used as a preventative measure?

Please tell me can glucosamine be used as a preventative measure?

Yes: Yes, glucoasmine can help prevent the progression of arthritis which is what it has been approved to treat. It must be used for as least 4 months to see benefit. I would recommend pairing it with chodroitin, the pill may come with both. This is the best to help maintain cartilage. ...Read more

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Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Will glucosamine help osteoarthritis?

Unknown: I have patients that do believe that glucosamine helps their oa pain. There is no real evidence that it makes a difference. It does not change the arthritic problem but no medication or supplement does at this time for oa. Occassionally I have seen some relief in knee and hip pain in rare patients. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis?

Can glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis?

Qualified yes: They are good enablers for regular anti-inflammatories like advil and aleve (naproxen) but their effect on arthritis is weak without advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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How does glucosamine for chondromalacia does it work?

How does glucosamine for chondromalacia does it work?

Probably not.: A recent cochrane inst. Report looking at all published scientific studies did not find any benefit for osteoarthritis of the knee. I suspect the same is true for chondromalacia patellae. ...Read more

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Is glucosamine chondroitin suggested for my jack russel?

Is glucosamine chondroitin suggested for my jack russel?

Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. I researched, and is commonly used in dogs. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine chondroitin affect gout?

No no effect on gout: It has no effect on gout good or bad. ...Read more

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How does glucosamine affect joint health?

Normal compound: Glucosamine in the form of sulfate is found in the cartilage and synovial fluid of the joints it may be helpful to reduce the use of non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents.
Main application will be for the treatment of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Is glucosamine effective against arthritis?

Is glucosamine effective against arthritis?

Modest benefits.: Some people in medicine believe not, and I am among those. Others believe some benefit occurs. Notice that the fda has not allowed any such products to be labeled as effective. I point to the cochrane analysis, which suggests no benefit. 3 billion dollars are spent on these supplements! ...Read more

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Can glucosamine affect a person's sex drive?

Can glucosamine affect a person's sex drive?

Glucosamine & Libido: I have not seen any reliable reports that glucosamine elevates or diminishes sex drive. I have never seen that either in any of my patients on it. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

Does glucosamine or chondroitin help with arthritis?

Unconvincing: Research has failed to give convincing evidence of benefit. Anecdotally, however, I have patients that swear by it. So, if it doesn't break the bank, a 2-3 month trial cannot hurt. But if no benefit, don't expect a longer duration to of any further benefit. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glucosamine supplements?

What are the side effects of glucosamine supplements?

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 sugar, insulin, and/or hemoglobin A1c (a test that measures how well blood sugar has been controlled during the previous three months) levels in people with diabetes or Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine / chondroitin work as a preservative?

No evidence!: These substances are not preservatives. Used for arthritis problems, primarily osteoarthritis. I, as are many others, skeptical of there benefit. Nonethless, they are not preservatives. Gin is! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glucosamine & chondroitin?

What are the side effects of glucosamine & chondroitin?

Virtually none: They can cause mild GI issues. If you are a poorly controlled diabetic glucosamine could raise blood sugars. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of glucosamine for arthritis?

Are there any side effects of glucosamine for arthritis?

Elevated blood sugar: Aside from that, which pre-diabetics and diabetics need be aware. Virtually none. A cochrane analysis (medical think tank) found no conclusive benefits from this or chondroitin sulfate. I am the side that does not think it works. Last year $3.8 billios dollars were spent on this product alone. Check the label: fda does not endorse this product for treatment of any disease! ...Read more

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How long after spinal surgery can glucosamine be taken again?

Immediately: There is no contraindication to immediately taking glucosamine following spinal surgery. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine?

I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine?

Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking glucosamine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about which foods to avoid if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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What are common side effects that come with glucosamine chondroiton msm?

Very few in my exper: As above of course anything can cause somebody problems but for the most part it is well tolerated. ...Read more

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My doctor suggested that I take donna (glucosamine). Is this drug safe?

My doctor suggested that I take donna (glucosamine). Is this drug safe?

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. ...Read more

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I'm alurgic to sulfer is it ok to take glucosamine sulfate for my arthitis?

I'm alurgic to sulfer is it ok to take glucosamine sulfate for my arthitis?

No: I would suggest another product. Not worth risking a side effect due to allergy.
A doctor can prescribe medication to help with arthritis. A specialist called a rheumatologist may help you further. ...Read more

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