What is Chondroitin sulfate?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Structum Condrosulf

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See also: Flexar

Chondroitin sulfate is a natural physiologic compound and is one of the critical compounds in connective tissue (including vessel walls) and joint cartilage. Supplementation of chondroitin sulfate is claimed to support the maintenance of strong, healthy cartilage and joint function.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Arthritis pain 3 3
Inflammation in joints 3 2
Inflammation 1 1
Pain in shoulders 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chondroitin sulfate

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chondroitin sulfate

Dosage Patients
1 capsule(s) daily 1
500 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chondroitin sulfate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Chondroitin sulfate

Duration

Currently taking Chondroitin sulfate

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Chondroitin sulfate

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