Axcel Glucosatin

Axcel Glucosatin Drug Interactions


Kotra Pharma


Kotra Pharma
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Drug Interactions
Effects on glucose metabolism & antidiabetic agonists: It has been hypothesized that glucosamine may impair insulin secretion through competitive inhibition of glucokinase in pancreatic beta cells and/or alteration of peripheral glucose uptake. Glucosamine may increase insulin resistance and consequently affect glucose tolerance. It may reduce antidiabetic agent effectiveness e.g. when used with these antidiabetic agents: Acarbose, Acetohexamide, Chlorpropamide, Glipizide, Glyburide, Metformin, Miglitol, Pioglitazone, Repaglinide, Rosiglitazone, Glimepiride, Tolbutamide and Troglitazone. Glucosamine is likely safe, in patients with well-controlled diabetes (HbA1c less than 6.5%) taking one or two oral antidiabetic medications or controlled by diet only. In patients with higher HbA1c levels or those taking insulin, monitor blood glucose levels closely/more frequently. Reduced effectiveness when used with glucosamine: Doxorubicin, Etoposide and Teniposide.
Warfarin: Elevation of International Normalized Ratio serum values and potentiation of anticoagulant effects. If concomitant therapy is necessary, the patient's INR should be more closely monitored.
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