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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Joint pain 9 3
Improve mobility 4 2
Joint stiffness 3 1
Arthritis pain 1 0
Osteoarthritis (OA) 1 2
Trigger finger 1 2

  • 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 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glucosamine plus MSM

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Glucosamine plus MSM

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 1
Other 1
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Duration

Stopped taking Glucosamine plus MSM

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 3
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Glucosamine plus MSM

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Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Trigger finger)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2010 (Started Mar 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Trigger finger)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: < $25 monthly

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