Q. Does Glucosamine have any side effects?

Answered by
Dr. Lokesh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 04, 2018

Hello doctor,

My mother has primary symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. She takes Methotrexate 10 mg weekly and for her heart, she takes Nebicard 5 mg and Caat 20 mg. She has no flaring of her symptoms but random mild joint pain occasionally.

I would like to know:

  • Is she in remission?
  • How do you define true remission?
  • I give my mother additional supplement of Glucosamine. Does this have any adverse reaction with Nebicard 5 mg and Caat 20 mg.
  • Are there any side effect of Glucosamine and kindly suggest doses of Glucosamine.

Dr. Lokesh

Orthopedics And Traumatology Spine Health Spine Surgery


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, she is in remission.

It is defined as clinically or less joint pain and/or swelling with no morning stiffness. I suggest she can take Glucosamine.

There is no interaction with the other drugs that she is taking,

Common side effects of Glucosamine are diarrhea, constipation, nausea and abdominal gases.

The dosage of glucosamine is 750 mg twice daily after food. However, consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicine.

This is only a second opinion platform.

This professional advice provided by me stands subject to the actual examination of report or image and is based entirely on inputs provided to me. It should be correlated with clinical findings.

For more information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist

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