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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
65 19
41 11
30 3
19 3
11 5
9 0

  • 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
36

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
daily 13
2 mg daily 8
2 other daily 8
500 mg daily 9
750 mg daily 4
1,000 mg daily 16
1,500 mg daily 37
2,000 mg daily 7
2,700 mg daily 4
3,000 mg daily 9
Why Patients Stopped Taking Glucosamine-Chondroitin (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 24
Other 12
Expense 8
Personal research 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Not indicated 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 45 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 0
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 36
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 12
Adherence
Always
22 55%
Usually
12 30%
Sometimes
6 15%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
5 13%
A little
6 15%
Not at all
29 73%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
6 33%
< $25
12 67%
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3 patient evaluations for Glucosamine-Chondroitin

Lakotawoman
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Lakotawoman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F47y
FM:2y 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
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 49
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

  • 0 helpful marks
Galen's Magic Rock
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Galen's Magic Rock
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F49y
FM:24y 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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