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Drug Information For:
GLUCOSAMINE 500MG CAPSULES
Common Uses:GLUCOSAMINE has been used for pain and to improve movement in patients suffering from osteoarthritis, to promote healthy joint and connective tissue, and to aid in wound healing. It may also have other uses. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use.
Before Using This Medicine:Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription, over-the-counter medicine, and herbal products that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking anticoagulants (such as warfarin), medicines for diabetes, or other medicines for arthritis. DO NOT START OR STOP any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, including diabetes, high blood sugar, low-sodium diet, bleeding problems (such as hemophilia), obesity, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Use of this medicine in children is not recommended. Discuss with your doctor the risks and benefits of giving this medicine to your child. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.
How to Use This Medicine:Dosing for this product depends on the use and the source of the product. Use as directed on the package, unless instructed differently by your doctor. STORE THIS PRODUCT at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light, unless otherwise directed on the package. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take 2 doses at once.
Cautions:DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH, talk with your doctor before you take this medicine. IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS TO MONTHS for glucosamine to work. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. DO NOT USE GLUCOSAMINE if you are pregnant. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking glucosamine. IF YOU HAVE DIABETES, this medicine may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely and ask your doctor before adjusting the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Possible Side Effects:SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking glucosamine include upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, headache, or drowsiness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience itching, rash, or swelling. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your healthcare provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Overdose:If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Additional Information:Most herbal products are not in childproof containers. KEEP THIS PRODUCT out of the reach of children. The long-term safety of herbal products is not known. Before using any alternative medicines, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
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