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.

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Glucosamine-Chondroitin

Severe
0
Moderate
3
Mild
1
None
39

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

Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1

Dosages

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

Dosages based on patients currently taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin.

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

Duration

Currently Taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
3
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
28
Stopped Taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
2
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
7
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
7
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
4
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
10
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
15

Adherence


Always
Patients
23
53%
Usually
Patients
12
28%
Sometimes
Patients
7
16%
Never
Patients
1
2%

Burden


Very
Patients
0
0%
Somewhat
Patients
7
16%
A little
Patients
8
19%
Not at all
Patients
28
65%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
22
105%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
6
29%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
15
71%
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4 patient evaluations for Glucosamine-Chondroitin

daiseyblue
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daiseyblue
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 60
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 13 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

See daiseyblue's full Glucosamine-Chondroitin history

Jul 7, 2015 (Started Oct 02, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Joint pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: Because of my gastric bypass I have to cut the large tablets up into small pieces, but it is worth it. I hate taking strong pain medications and since I started taking these over a year ago my joint pain has not been as bad. I suspect that I haven't been getting the right nutrients because I have problems with keeping food down. My Sjogrens makes it hard to swallow food and I choke without sipping water which you cannot do with the bypass. My Dr says it probably is also having an effect on why my stomach swells up and the food won't go down. Taking these have helped with getting the nutrients I need for my joints.
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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

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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: 51
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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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

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