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Composition for OSTEOCIP

Glucosamine(500 mg),Chondroitin(400 mg)

food interaction for OSTEOCIP

alcohol interaction for OSTEOCIP

pregnancy interaction for OSTEOCIP

lactation interaction for OSTEOCIP

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Glucosamine(500 mg)


Glucosamine is used in osteoarthritis.

How it works

Glucosamine is a sugar protein. It acts by building cartilage (the hard connective tissue located mainly on the bones near your joints) in the body.

Common side effects

Neck pain, Back pain, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Ear inflammation, Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Loss of appetite
Chondroitin(400 mg)


Chondroitin is used in osteoarthritis.

How it works

Chondroitin is a dietary nutritional supplement. Chondroitin decreases the rate of breakdown of cartilage in the joints.

Common side effects

Rash, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Eyelid swelling, Hair loss, Headache, Altered heart rate, Increased blood pressure, Limb swelling, Mood changes


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Expert advice for OSTEOCIP

  • Do not take glucosamine, if you are allergic to glucosamine or shell fish.
  • Avoid taking glucosamine, if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: diabetes; high cholesterol or triglycerides; cancer; liver disease; asthma or breathing disorder.
  • Do not continue the glucosamine, if you are having surgery.

Frequently asked questions for OSTEOCIP


Q.Is glucosamine good for joints/ arthritis?
Yes,glucosamine is used as an aid to relieve joint pain, swelling and stiffness due to arthritis

Q.Is glucosamine safe for diabetics?
No,it is not safe for diabetics. Patient should follow the advice of doctor regarding its use

Q.Is glucosamine a steroid/ blood thinner?
No,it is a sugar protein and not a steroid/blood thinner

Q.How long can I take glucosamine for?
Patient may take glucosamine for prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Can I take glucosamine with statins/ calcium/ blood thinners/ levothyroxine/ beta blockers/ naproxen/ coffee/ warfarin/ blood pressure tablets?
Patient should not take glucosamine along with warfarin.Taking other medicines with glucosamine may alter the effects of glucosamine.Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does glucosamine increase weight/ cause gas/ affect blood pressure/ increase blood sugar?
Glucosamine causing these side effects is very rare. However consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.


Q.Is chondroitin sulfate found in bone?
Chondroitin sulfate is found in bone

Q.Does chondroitin help arthritis?
Chondroitin is used to treat arthritis

Q.Is chondroitin safe?
Chondroitin is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q.Is chondroitin necessary with glucosamine?
Chondroitin and glucosamine in combination are more effective

Q.Can I take glucosamine without chondroitin?
Do consult your doctor before use

Q.Is chondroitin vegetarian?
Chondroitin is usually manufactured from animal sources, but is also available in non-animal form (for vegetarians). However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Can I take glucosamine chondroitin with synthroid/levothyroxine?
Glucosamine and chondroitin should be taken 3 hours after taking levothyroxine. Do consult your doctor before use

Q.Does chondroitin raise cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, cause constipation, cancer, and hair loss?
Chondroitin may raise cholesterol level, blood pressure, may cause constipation and hair loss. Chondroitin may promote spread and recurrence of prostate cancer. Chondroitin may worsen glucose intolerance in patients with untreated or undiagnosed diabetes

Q.Does chondroitin sulfate contain sulfur/sulfa?
Chondroitin sulfate contains sulfate. It does not contain sulfa and can be taken by people allergic to sulfa (like sulphonamide).


Content on this page was last updated on 08 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)