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Is it safe to take glucosamine daily and how much is recommended for a 54 year old woman on no other medications?

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

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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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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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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.

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.

???????: Glucosamine does not treat anxiety or depression and does not cause sedation. Are you sure that is the correct med? Do you mean you are a med plus glucosamine? ...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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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?

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 more

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How do you take glucosamine?

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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What can glucosamine do for you?

What can glucosamine do for you?

Agree with Wikipedia: The possible effects of glucosamine sulfate in patients with osteoarthritis may be the result of its anti-inflammatory activity, [50][51] the stimulation of the synthesis of proteoglycans, [52] 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 more

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When should I begin taking glucosamine?

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 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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Glucosamine is helpful to cure crepitus?

No: Glucosamine cures nothing. It may have some benefit in reducing osteoarthritic pain. ...Read more

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What are the best brands for glucosamine?

What are the best brands for glucosamine?

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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Is any real benefit to taking glucosamine?

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 more

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Who should take glucosamine and at what age ? I am 61 yes should I take it

Controversial: There are no studies that prove glucosamine is beneficial in arthritis. On the other hand most studies have focused on one joint, particularly the knee. It,s not harmful but I wouldn't,t recommend it or not based on current studies in humans. ...Read more

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