The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
GLUCOSAMINE - ORAL
Glucosamine has been used for the treatment of arthritis (osteoarthritis). Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
How To Use
Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. This product should not be used for more than 6 months. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.
Upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, headache or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor promptly. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Limit alcohol intake, as it may intensify the possible drowsiness effect of this product. Caution is advising when performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving). Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. This product should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this product passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, including drowsiness-causing drugs such as: sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-seizure drugs, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), muscle relaxants, antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine). Check all medication labels (e.g., cough-and-cold products) carefully because the products may contain drowsiness-causing antihistamines. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those drugs.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Keep all appointments for medical or laboratory tests.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.