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Glucosamine Sulfate Medication
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
No difference: The active ingredient is the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably the $20: Probably the money they charge you for these "ingredients" but nothing else worth further writing about! ...Read more
Different supplement: Msm is sold as a dietary supplement and marketed with a variety of claims, often in combination with glucosamine and/or chondroitin for helping to treat or prevent osteoarthritis. There is little evidence that it works and it is not fda approved. Msm is the abbreviation for "methylsulfonylmethane." I do not recommend it for arthritis. It is pricey and of little proven value! ...Read more
Absorption.: The n-acetyl variant is more quickly absorbed. I would not pay the higher cost, though, since the sulfate variant is also well absorbed, albeit not as quickly. Also, glcnac is the monomeric unit of the polymer chitin, which forms the outer coverings of insects and crustaceans. It is the main component of the cell walls of fungi, therefore, sourced difference. ...Read more
Different forms: Glucosamine is a supplement currently used for joint health. It comes in various forms, two of which you have listed. The difference is simply the side-groups on the glucosamine molecule (sulfate vs n-acetyl group). The one most studied is glucosamine sulfate. Studies suggest that it shows promise for osteoarthritis but the jury is still out. ...Read more
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I am taking daily one tablet of glucosamine sulfate potassium1500 mg since one year. Now my knees have no pain. How long can I take? Or I should stop?
No: You could continue on it if it help you. ...Read more
Possibly: Some patients believe it is helpful for joint pain. Clinical studies have not shown significant benefit. In my practice I have seen patient's get relief in their knees and hips. If you want to use it, it must be taken regularly and possibly up to three months to be effective. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to use glucosamine sulfate while taking omeprazole, gabapentin and calcium and other supplements without risk of interactions? Thank
Is it safe to take testim (testosterone gel) with glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin & msm, and omega 3 supplements? Anything I should /shouldnt take
Why?: The testim is safe, but have you really been checked out to determine if your need it? Did you take Anabolic steroids earlier in your life that may have caused your current deficiency? Testim good if you need testorsterone replacement, the other stuff if junk and won't help you in any way - except to spend your money needlessly. Nothing else you should take, lots you shouldn't. Avoid internet info. ...Read more
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?
Back pain: Its available otc. Your doctor does not have to prescribe it. It can be tried to see if its helpful. ...Read more
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
See below: In my opinion (and not necessarily based on any head-to-head studies), I feel that osteo bi-flex and cosamin ds are two of the highest quality glucosamine and chondrotin products. There are very few studies that demonstrate a benefit from msm, so I personally do not endorse its use. ...Read more
Is it okay to take 1000mg glucosamine hydrochloride and 200mg of magnesium sulfate? I am 17years old, male. Thank you :)
No: Neither supplement is appropriate or necessary for a 17 year old. ...Read more
Some people report considerable relief with this combination, others report no help at all. Interestingly, in dogs, relief is much more common. The only way to find out is to try it for 3 months as it may take that long. Consider adding msm to the regimen as that acts as an anti-inflamatory and can also help.
As always, check with your primary care physician first. ...Read more
Will glucosamine and condroitin sulfate improve the residual pain from congenital hip dysplasia in a female adult?
Not likely: There is little clinical evidence to support these supplements. Most research has been with osteoarthritis. These supplements are safe and well tolerated by most. It cannot necessarily hurt to try. The main draw back is cost. I encourage my patients to try them for about a month and if no improvement then don't waste the money. ...Read more
Question for my dad: he wants to get some joint supplement, he do not suffer any joint pain/do not exercise a lot just once a week, what content of glucosamine should he get? W msm/chondrotin sulfate? Thanks!
Exercise is better: There are many ways to exercise. Walking is a great choice. Normal joints are kept healthy by using them. The cartilage is helped by loading, by use, by movement. Supplements might help some folks, but my advice, based on what you wrote: encourage him to exercise! Perhaps you can do it together. ...Read more
Are there side effects when taking 1200mg of chondroitin sulfate, 1500mg of glucosamine and 1000mg of fish oil? (prescribed to help lubricate knee)
May raise blod sugar: There is some limited data to show elevated blood glucose levels in people with diabetes who take glucosamine and chondroitin suflate. However this does not seem to happen in people without diabetes. In general, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate are very safe, but they should be stopped at least one week prior to any surgery as they may have a blood thinning effect. ...Read more
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