What is Glucosamine-Chondroitin?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: Flexar, Limbex

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Glucosamine is a substance that is used in the formation and repair of cartilage. Chondroitin is a substance responsible for the resiliency of cartilage. These agents are often used in combination for the treatment of arthritis.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
1
None
38

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Glucosamine-Chondroitin

2
1
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin)
Dosage Patients
1,500 mg daily 35
1,000 mg daily 16
daily 13
2 mg daily 9
500 mg daily 9
3,000 mg daily 9
2 other daily 8
2,000 mg daily 6
1 mg daily 4
1 other daily 4

Dosages based on patients currently taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 25
Other 12
Expense 10
Personal research 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Doctor's advice 2
Not indicated 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 52 patients who’ve stopped taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin

Duration

Currently Taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 2
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 31
Stopped Taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin
Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 7
3-6 months 7
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 10
2 years or more 15
Adherence
Always
22 52%
Usually
12 29%
Sometimes
7 17%
Never
1 2%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
7 17%
A little
7 17%
Not at all
28 67%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
6 30%
14 70%
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3 patient evaluations for Glucosamine-Chondroitin

Lakotawoman
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Lakotawoman
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F48y
FM:4y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Lakotawoman's full Glucosamine-Chondroitin history

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Jan 20, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Arthritis pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Joint pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't always have the money to buy this so I can't always take it It bothers my stomache so sometimes I don't take it to keep from getting a stomache ache Some brands bother me more than others.

  • 0 helpful marks
mommad
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mommad
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 50
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

See mommad's full Glucosamine-Chondroitin history

Feb 28, 2010 (Started Dec 24, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Arthritis pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Galen's Magic Rock
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Galen's Magic Rock
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F50y
FM:25y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Galen's Magic Rock's full Glucosamine-Chondroitin history

Jun 30, 2000 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Joint pain: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 capsule(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Didn't provide any relief, joints continued to hurt and get worse. Wasn't worth it given the upset stomach and cost.

  • 0 helpful marks
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