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Cartigen 1500 Tablet

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Product introduction

Cartigen 1500 Tablet is a medicine used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. It helps in the formation of cartilage and keeps the joints lubricated for better movement and flexibility. This way it relieves the pain and swelling in the joints.

Cartigen 1500 Tablet is to be taken with food. Take it regularly and do not stop taking the medicine even if you get better until that doctor tells you it is alright to stop. Along with taking the medicine, exercise regularly to strengthen muscles around the affected joint and manage your weight.

The use of this medicine may cause some common side effects like nausea, stomach upset, and heartburn. If these side effects do no go away with time or bother you, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Also, tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Cartigen Tablet

Benefits of Cartigen Tablet

In Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints. Cartigen 1500 Tablet helps relieve pain and reduces inflammation and swelling in your joints due to this condition. This will ensure that you have a better, more active, quality of life.
Additionally, you may consider simple lifestyle modifications such as regular exercise, losing weight, maintaining good posture while doing various daily activities, and wearing comfortable footwear. This will help you manage mild symptoms of osteoarthritis very effectively in the long run.

Side effects of Cartigen Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cartigen

  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn

How to use Cartigen Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cartigen 1500 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cartigen Tablet works

Cartigen 1500 Tablet is a proteoglycan synthesis stimulator that relieves osteoarthritis symptoms. It helps in the formation of cartilage (the soft tissue that cushions the joints) and keeps the joints lubricated for better movement and flexibility.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cartigen 1500 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Cartigen 1500 Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cartigen 1500 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Cartigen 1500 Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cartigen 1500 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cartigen 1500 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cartigen Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cartigen 1500 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • Cartigen 1500 Tablet is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of being allergic to shellfish or to glucosamine.
  • You will be asked to monitor your blood glucose level while taking Cartigen 1500 Tablet.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking any blood thinners like warfarin or if you have any scheduled surgery.
  • Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Amino Sugar
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
PAIN ANALGESICS
Action Class
Proteoglycan synthesis Stimulator

Interaction with drugs

Taking Cartigen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Diadose, Abacus, Disorb
Serious
Brand(s): Diabinese
Serious
Brand(s): No Gluco, Diabnil, D Con
Serious
Brand(s): Diabic
Serious

Patient concerns

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I am taking cartigen 1500 and ccm after detection minor osteoarthritis on my left knee. Sometime i feel extreme pain but i am able to walk properly. Will you suggest other medicines?
Dr. Akshat Goel
Orthopaedics
Take Tab Rosortho twice daily and Tab Conjoint (Medley) twice daily along with CartigenAlso ask your treating doctor about Hyaluronic acid injection
Arthritis & join movement pain
Dr. Gajanan Pandit
Orthopaedics
Everyone after 40 yrs has Arthritis more or less. Joints pain mostly because less lubricating oil, avoid squatting and sitting cross legged, drink plenty for water. Try T Cartigen DN twice daily for 6 week then Cartigen 1500 once a day for one month. Painkillers like C Indocap SR 75 with C Omez D twice daily when pain unbearable only temporary
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FAQs

Q. Does Cartigen 1500 Tablet actually work in joint pain?

The evidence on the effectiveness of Cartigen 1500 Tablet in reducing pain is controversial. Some patients report that Cartigen 1500 Tablet has helped reduce arthritis pain, stiffness, and mild to moderate osteoarthritis pain. In fact, there is some evidence that Cartigen 1500 Tablet has beneficial effects on the cartilage by slowing down the cartilage breakdown in the joints.

Q. Can Cartigen 1500 Tablet cause liver damage?

In research studies, Cartigen 1500 Tablet has not been found to raise the liver enzymes or cause any damage. However, there are few recent reports of liver injury while using the products containing Cartigen 1500 Tablet. The chances of liver injury are more if the patient has been suffering from chronic liver disease.

Q. Is Cartigen 1500 Tablet bad for kidneys?

The effect of Cartigen 1500 Tablet on kidneys is not confirmatory. Cartigen 1500 Tablet is mostly metabolized and broken down by the liver. However, there are some reports of kidney damage caused due to Cartigen 1500 Tablet, but there is a lack of conclusive evidence. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with kidney damage and kidney function should be regularly monitored. Do consult your doctor before you start using this medication. Also, inform your doctor if you have any kidney disease.

Q. What are the precautions I should follow while taking Cartigen 1500 Tablet?

Do consult your doctor before you start taking this medication and ensure to be cautious if you have diabetes or high blood glucose levels, high risk of heart disease or asthma. You should also be cautious if you are allergic to shellfish or are taking blood-thinning medicines like warfarin. Do tell your doctor if you have any of the above conditions before he prescribes you this medication.

Q. Is it safe to take Cartigen 1500 Tablet while taking blood-thinning medication?

No, it is not safe to take Cartigen 1500 Tablet while taking blood-thinning medications like warfarin or coumadin. The reason being, this medication interacts with the blood thinners and boosts the effect of the blood-thinning medication, thereby reducing the blood’s ability to form a clot in case of bleeding episodes. Therefore, patients taking any blood-thinning medicine should consult their doctor before starting this medication.

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Country of origin: India

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