What is Glucosamine?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Glucosamine Sulfate Complex 1000 Kirkland Glucosamine Glucosamine joint therapy Show all

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See also: Flexar Glucosamine Glucosamine-Chondroitin-MSM Glucosamine Fish Oil

Glucosamin sulfate is one of a number of substances classified as an amino sugar. It is involved in the formation of nails, tendons, skin, eyes, bones, ligaments, and heart valves.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Joint pain 52 18
Improve mobility 21 5
General health 18 7
Multiple sclerosis 4 3
Stiffness/spasticity 4 0

Show all 22 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
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
31

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glucosamine

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Glucosamine

Dosage Patients
1,000 mg daily 4
1 cap(s) daily 2
1,500 mg daily 2
1,500 mg daily 2
1,500 mg twice daily 2
2 cap(s) daily 1
2 capsule(s) daily 1
2 tablet(s) daily 1
3 cap(s) daily 1
500 mg three times daily 1

See all 14 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Glucosamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 9
Expense 8
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 26 patients who've stopped taking Glucosamine

Duration

Currently taking Glucosamine

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 4

Stopped taking Glucosamine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 28
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 26
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 12
Not specified 15
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4 patient evaluations for Glucosamine

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Aug 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 tab(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 7, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Daily

Aug 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Apr 03, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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