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Glucosamine Complex Medication
Is it safe to take glucosamine daily and how much is recommended for a 54 year old woman on no other medications?
You can take it : Usually the dose is about 1500mg a day. I cannot promise you it will help you at all.i'm uncertain what you're taking her for but you can discuss this with your physician. You need a correct diagnosis before you start any type of therapy, even therapy that doesn't work ...Read more
I keep reading about doctors prescribing glucosamine for arthritis. Will this medication help my back pain?
Alt liver test of 68 on a physical exam. Feel great, non drinker, on BP medication and glucosamine. No other symptoms and conditions. Slightly overwe?
I'm starting a new medication for sleep and anxiety but it's sedative in the morning. Should that wear off? Thanks. Prescription is glucosamine.
Is there an over the counter medication or alternative treatment for adult ADHD with reasonable efficacy? ex: St John's Wort for depression or Glucosamine+Chondroitin for OA
NO: Sorry- no OTC medicine is used to treat this condition. ...Read more
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
Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?
Yes: Green tea will not interact with the stated medications. It does interact other medications particularly Coumadin (warfarin). Though you can green tea with coumadin, you must notify your physician how much you drink/week. The Coumadin dose would be increased accordingly. Green tea provides valuable anti-oxidants which are active as anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree with Wikipedia: The possible effects of glucosamine sulfate in patients with osteoarthritis may be the result of its anti-inflammatory activity,  the stimulation of the synthesis of proteoglycans,  and the decrease in catabolic activity of chondrocytes inhibiting the synthesis of proteolytic enzymes and other substances that contribute to damage cartilage matrix and cause death of articular chondrocytes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As soon as Dx made.: If you are an adult and already diagnosed having osteoarthritis you may. I am not aware glucosamine may prevent the disease. Remember that in the USA we have conflicting reports. Read the article in wikipedia.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/glucosamine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do: There have been numerous studies examining this subject. While not every study is favorable there are several well controlled studies which have shown benefit, especially for oa of the knees. Take at least 1, 500 mg daily for at least a 3 month trial before deciding if it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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