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Arthicare 500mg / 400mg tablet

Brand: Searle
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Arthicare 500mg / 400mg tablet is composed of Glucosamine sulphate (500mg )Chondroitin sulphate ( 400mg)

Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in the body. Glucosamine Sulphate is a Glucosamine supplement. The body uses Glucosamine to create other compounds that help to develop cartilage, ligaments, tendons and the fluid surrounding joints. The cartilage and fluid that surrounds joints provide cushioning. Taking Glucosamine may assist to enhance cartilage and fluid surrounding joints, and/or prevent joint deterioration. Glucosamine Sulphate is frequently taken in people having osteoarthritis. Glucosamine is also prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, multiple sclerosis, and a variety of other diseases.

Introduction

How To Use

  • Glucosamine can be taken with or without food, as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow the tablet with a glass of water.
  • The tablet should not be crushed, chewed, or broken.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
  • If you have any unfavorable side effects, contact your doctor.

Expert Advice

  • Do not alter the dosage or schedule of Glucosamine Sulphate without consulting your doctor first.
  • Store Glucosamine Sulphate away from moisture, light and heat, at room temperature.
  • Keep Glucosamine Sulphate and all other medicines out of children's and pets' reach.
  • Don't share your medicines with other people, and only use this medicine as recommended.

Primary Uses

Indications

Glucosamine Sulphate is used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, a common chronic disease marked by characteristics such as stiffness and pain of joints.

Side Effects

Glucosamine sulphate may cause nausea, epigastric (upper part of abdomen) discomfort, urticaria (skin rash) or pruritis (itching) If you experience any of these symptoms please consult your doctor

Warnings

Pregnancy

It is advised that you consult your doctor before taking Glucosamine sulphate.

Lactation

Lactating females should consult their doctors before taking Glucosamine sulphate

Driving

Drowsiness is a rare side effect of Glucosamine. If you develop drowsiness while taking this supplement, avoid performing any activities that need high mental attention, such as driving a car.

Liver

In people with liver disease, Glucosamine Sulphate should be taken with caution. Before taking Glucosamine Sulphate, patients with liver disorders should consult their doctors.

Kidney

In kidney patients, Glucosamine Sulphate should be taken with caution. Before taking Glucosamine Sulphate, patients with kidney diseases should consult their doctors.

Alcohol

Interaction of Glucosamine Sulphate with Alcohol is unknown. It is advised to consult your doctor before consumption.

Precautions

Due to the higher risk of blood glucose level changes, Glucosamine must be used with caution in patients having a documented history of diabetes mellitus. Such patients should have their blood sugar levels closely monitored. Under the supervision of your doctor, suitable dose changes should be made. Given the higher risk of aggravating the condition of the patient, caution should be exercised in patients having a history of hyperlipidemia. During treatment with Glucosamine Sulphate, it is important to keep a close eye on cholesterol and liver enzyme levels. Depending on the clinical state, appropriate dose changes may be required. Glucosamine is not advised for usage in children and adolescents because its safety and efficacy have not been clinically proven.

Contraindications

Glucosamine Sulphate is not suggested for people who have a known sensitivity to shellfish, Glucosamine, or any of the other substances present in it.

FAQS

What is the mechanism of action of Glucosamine Sulphate?

It acts as a precursor for the development of certain molecules that are essential for the formation of ligaments, tendons and viscous fluid that surrounds joints, and cartilage.

What should you avoid when using Glucosamine?

Taking Glucosamine Sulphate and acetaminophen at the same time may diminish the effect of both medicines.

How to store this medicine?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Please keep it away from excessive light and moisture, and children. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

How long should you take Glucosamine?

The majority of studies have showed that Glucosamine Sulphate should be used for around two to four months until its full advantages are achieved, however some people will notice a difference sooner. Follow the regimen prescribed by your doctor.

What are its side effects?

The patients administered with this medicine may experience nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, urticaria (round, itchy welts), pruritus (severe itching), headache, and fatigue.

Effects in pregnancy and lactation?

The risk associated with use of this medicine in pregnant females cannot be ruled out; therefore, consult your doctor before use. The effects of this medicine in nursing females are unknown. Therefore, please consult your doctor before use.

What are its contraindications?

The individuals with shellfish allergy should avoid use of this medicine.

For how long can we use chondroitin sulfate?

Do not use more than directed by your doctor.

For how long does it take chondroitin sulfate to show its effect?

It starts to show its effect within a few minutes of administration.

Does chondroitin sulfate have medicine interactions?

Yes, chondroitin sulfate has medicine interactions to make it more effective.

What do I do if I forget to take the dose?

Consult the doctor if you missed the dose.

Does chondroitin sulfate causes stomach irritation?

Chondroitin sulfate does not usually cause stomach irritation when used at recommended doses.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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