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Glucosamine - Oral - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Glucosamine is used on its own or together with other medicines in the management of osteoarthritis (joint pain and stiffness).

How do I take this medicine?

Take Glucosamine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it together with food or immediately after a meal. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Glucosamine must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by the doctor.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine?

Alert your doctor if you have a bleeding disorder as Glucosamine may not be suitable for you.

Do not take this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to seafood such as shrimp, crab or any other shellfish.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:

- asthma
- diabetes
- liver disease
- heart disease

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving this medicine to 18 years old and below.

For as long as you are taking this medicine, you may need to have regular monitoring of your blood sugar and cholesterol level to check your body’s response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

What side effects could I experience?

Glucosamine may cause any of the following side effects: nausea, stomach pain, indigestion, stomach wind, diarrhoea or constipation, headache, tiredness, rashes and itch.

Some side effects may need immediate medical help. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience any of the following:

- worsening of asthma
- swelling under your skin

If you develop rashes, breathlessness, swollen mouth or eyes, stop taking the medicine and inform your doctor quickly. These could be signs of an allergic reaction.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:

- blood-thinning medicines e.g. warfarin, clopidogrel, aspirin
- medicines for diabetes e.g. insulin
- medicines for pain and inflammation e.g. NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen

This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Glucosamine.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines (e.g. ginkgo biloba), supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Glucosamine - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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