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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

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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: glucosamine?

Supplement: Glucosamine is one of several nutritional supplements that may aid in cartilage healing. There is not conclusive proof of its benefit. ...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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What is using glucosamine for tmj?

TMJ: Glucosamine is a vitamin that is sometimes used to help try and prevent joint problems, not just the tmj joints. There is usually no harm in trying this. However, if you have a disc problem it may not help. There are a lot of references online that you can read up on for this.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine works on 80+ years old lady?

Does glucosamine works on 80+ years old lady?

As well as anyone: Else. Many physicians and patients think it is usefull in alleviating knee and other joint pain. The theory is the supplement provides building blocks for critical joint elements. ...Read more

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Can I take glucosamine and arginine together?

Yes: They don`t conflict but there is not much evidence for their doing any good. ...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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Where can I get viartril-s glucosamine sulphate?

Numerous places: Most health food stores, costco or search on-line. ...Read more

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Glucosamine msm-- how long does it take to take effect?

3 months: You need to give glucosamine a 3 month trial at a dose of at least 1, 500 mg daily. Even then, its value is far from certain. ...Read more

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How do I know if glucosamine and or chondroitin is right for me?

Glucosamine/chondroi: Try it--necessary ingredients for the production of healthy cartilage. ...Read more

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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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What is the difference in effect between glucosamine and glucosamine sulfate?

Probably the $20: Probably the money they charge you for these "ingredients" but nothing else worth further writing about! ...Read more

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Someone told me that glucosamine chondrotin pills could possibly make you a bit taller?

Impossible: That somebody is wrong. This supplement has no chance of increasing anyone's height. ...Read more

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My back aches when I take 1500mg of glucosamine, but now the pain was gone. What could be happening in my back?

My back aches when I take 1500mg of glucosamine, but now the pain was gone. What could be happening in my back?

Impossible to say: It is very unlikely that taking the glucosamine caused your back pain. But while it has some support for help in knee arthritis, glucosamine generally doesn't help back pain at all. At your age, a strain from activity likely caused your back pain and, as expected, it has healed itself. Walking and back stretching and strengthening exercises may be helpful to prevent recurrences. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Is liver affected by glucosamine?

Is liver affected by glucosamine?

Doubt it: There is not much evidence of liver damage by glucosamine. According to mayo clinic : one patient developed liver inflammation (acute cholestatic hepatitis) after taking glucosamine forte. Review this good article.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/glucosamine/ns_patient-glucosamine/dsection=safety. ...Read more

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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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What exactly is glucosamine chondroitin?

Cartilage Components: Glucosamine is a modified sugar that can be crosslinked to form shellfish shells and glycosaminoglyans, a major component of connective tissue. Chondroitin sulfate is a particular kind of glycosaminoglycan that is especially prevalent in cartilage and is often depleted during osteoarthritis.. ...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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Could glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis?

Could glucosamine and chondoiten work for arthritis?

It can be: There is evidence that those supplements help with arthritis pain. My advice is always to try it for about 3 months. If you have no relief in that time then there is no point to continue taking the supplement. If it helps then continue. ...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