Glucosamine Pharmacology


About Glucosamine
Amino sugar,Monosaccharide derivative, Anti-inflammatory,Antiarthritic.
Mechanism of Action of Glucosamine
It stimulates cartilage cells to produce glucosaminoglycans and proteoglycans which are the building blocks of cartilage. This stops the progression of OA (osteoarthritis) and possibly reverses the process. It also has anti-inflammatory properties by its inhibition of proteolytic enzymes.
Pharmacokinets of Glucosamine
Absorption- Well absorbed after oral administration
Distribution- Widely distributed into joint tissues
Excretion - Excreted through urine
Onset of Action for Glucosamine
Duration of Action for Glucosamine
Half Life of Glucosamine
Side Effects of Glucosamine
1. Epigastric pain
2. Tenderness
3. Heartburn
4. Diarrhoea
5. Nausea
6. Drowsiness
7. Headache
8. Insomnia
9. Vomiting
10. Constipation
11. Anorexia
12. Erythema
13. Pruritis
Contra-indications of Glucosamine
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to the drug
Special Precautions while taking Glucosamine
1.Blood sugars carefully monitored because Glucosamine may increase insulin resistance
2.In normal and diabetic patients
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Indications for Glucosamine
1. Osteo arthritis.
2. Rheumatoid arthritis
Interactions for Glucosamine
Typical Dosage for Glucosamine
Adult:1200mg /day
Schedule of Glucosamine
Storage Requirements for Glucosamine
Store in cool (<30 degree C) and dark place
Effects of Missed Dosage of Glucosamine
Take the missed dose as soon as noticed and if it is the time for next dose then skip the missed dose. Continue the regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Effects of Overdose of Glucosamine
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment

Home Delivery for Glucosamine in Your City

Medicine India is just a publishing medium for medicine related information and does not provide services or sales of medicines including glucosamine.

However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for glucosamine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for glucosamine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take glucosamine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for glucosamine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for glucosamine with the pharmacy.

Glucosamine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for glucosamine might be better known than glucosamine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have glucosamine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for glucosamine.