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Side Effects Of Vegetarian Glucosamine
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
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
None: They are usually offered ad combination therapy ...Read more
Is it important to take glucosamine if I have RA and is it ok if I took it when am taking methotrexate? And what r the benefits and side effects?
What are the side effects of flex a min triple strength vitamin Flex-A-Min Glucosamine Chondroitin Msm Tablets Triple Strength?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking joint supplements containing glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin harmful or has any side effects in any way, especially on the kidney or liver?
No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck! ...Read more
On TB 4drug therapy, vegetarian. Plz suggest diet changes to help reduce side effects and help in fighting TB. Is there anything that should be avoided?
Most importantly,: Protect your gut! Meaning the antibiotics of any kind can kill friendly flora that need to be avaiable to protect your immune system through the gut and also reduce stress levels. Two things that will help you! You can't avoid taking your anti TB antibiotics, but you can supplement, so that you can make sure to stay healthy, repair and replace good bacteria in your gut, and start feeling better! ...Read more
I just switched to a vegetarian diet and getting headaches and jaw pain. What would be causing these side effects or is this unrelated?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild side effects: Glucosamine is an amino sugar that is often taken as a nutritional supplement for arthritis. In several large clinical trials the side effects were mild and infrequent consisting of constipation, stomach ache, rash and hives. Since glucosamine is often made from the shells of crustaceans there is a theoretical risk of an allergic reaction for those with seafood allergies, but is rarely seen. ...Read more
Waking up am with hip/back pain right side sleeping. Not preg, need glucosamine chondroitin mms? Taking flax recently changed brand cause this hap?
Low vit d levels, already taking 1500mg msm glucosamine, 1000mg omega-3 fish oil tablet a day, adding 1000ui vit D3 tablet more would be ok? Effects?
Vitamin D level: Can be checked by your doc and that will determine how much you need. Many people take 5k ius daily but you would need to check w/doc. ...Read more
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