Chondroitin is used in osteoarthritis
Common side effects
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal cramp
Available MedicineNo medicine available
Do not take chondroitin and consult your doctor:
- If you have allergies, asthma, or prostate cancer.
- If you have bleeding disorders or diabetes.
- If you are taking blood thinners.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions
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).