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GLUCOSAMINE SULPHATE

GLUCOSAMINE SULPHATE

Glucosamine Sulphate is an amino sugar, which builds up the volume of naturally present glucosamine in the body. This increased glucosamine level, in turn, accelerates the biosynthesis of building blocks of cartilage, i.e., proteoglycans and collagens.

Indications

In painful conditions of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis, where aspirin and other NSAIDs fail to provide a satisfactory relief.


Dosage

500mg orally three times daily for up to three months. This intake may have to be adjusted for obese individuals (at approximately 20mg/kg body weight) including those taking diuretics, thereafter 1000mg/day as a nutritional maintenance, as the arthritic condition improves.


Contra-Indications

Not recommended in Pregnancy & Lactation.


Special Precautions

Glucosamine Sulphate has an excellent safety record in both animal and human investigations, should be considered as a supplement of choice for nutritional correction of rheumatic disorders, can be safely taken alongside orthopedic pain controlling medications.


Side Effects

Adverse effects are reported as minimal.The most common side effects were epigastric pain tenderness, heartburn, diarrhoea and nausea, Drowsiness, headache and insomnia occured rarely(less than 1%)


Drug Interactions

No reports of drug interactions were located


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