What is N-Acetyl Glucosamine?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: N-A-G 750

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N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine, or GlcNAc, or NAG) is a monosaccharide derivative of glucose. It has been proposed as a treatment for autoimmune diseases.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple sclerosis 10 7
Bladder problems 1 0
General health 1 0
Hypermobility syndrome 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Non-celiac gluten intolerance 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with N-Acetyl Glucosamine

Side effect Patients Percentage
None 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking N-Acetyl Glucosamine

Dosage Patients Percentage
750 mg daily 3
1000 mg daily 1
1500 mg daily 1
4000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking N-Acetyl Glucosamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 2
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking N-Acetyl Glucosamine

Duration

Currently taking N-Acetyl Glucosamine

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking N-Acetyl Glucosamine

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 1
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for N-Acetyl Glucosamine.