What is Glucosamine plus MSM?

Category: Supplements

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Glucosamine is a basic building block for cartilage, synovial fluid and other connective tissues, which are needed for healthy structural integrity and function of joints and optimum mobility. MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is a naturally occurring organic source of organic sulfur.

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Side effects

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Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Glucosamine plus MSM)
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1,500 mg daily
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2 mg daily
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2 other daily
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500 mg daily
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3 capsule(s) twice daily
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1,500 intl units daily
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Why Patients Stopped Taking Glucosamine plus MSM (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
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Reason
Expense
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Reason
Other
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See all 5 patients who’ve stopped taking Glucosamine plus MSM

Duration

Currently Taking Glucosamine plus MSM
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0-1 month
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1-3 months
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3-6 months
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6 months-1 year
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1-2 years
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2 years or more
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0-1 month
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1-3 months
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3-6 months
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6 months-1 year
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1-2 years
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2 years or more
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Cost per month


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$200+
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33%
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$100-199
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$50-99
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$25-49
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< $25
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33%
Cost per month
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1 patient evaluation for Glucosamine plus MSM

chasmengr
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
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Jul 21, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Trigger finger or thumb: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 4500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Am trying TripleFlex again. This generic isn't working so well anymore. Don't know whether my joints are worsening or supplement isn't working.
Cost: Not specified monthly

Apr 18, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Trigger finger or thumb: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This Target brand "Up&UP" has been every bit as effective for me as TripleFlex, which was better than FlexoPlex, both of which were much better than generic glucosamine alone. Maybe the up&up works better because the recommended dose is higher, but even with the higher dose, it is only 2/3 the cost per month as the brand names.
Cost: Not specified monthly

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