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How does chondroitin interact with other drugs?

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If you take any medications regularly, talk to your doctor before you start using chondroitin supplements. They could interact with drugs like blood thinners and NSAID painkillers or supplements like ginkgo biloba, garlic, and saw palmetto.

Given the lack of evidence about its safety, chondroitin supplements are not recommended for children or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

From: Chondroitin WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT).”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Chondroitin.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Chondroitin.”

Reviewed by David Kiefer on February 28, 2017

SOURCES:

Fundukian, L., ed. , third edition, 2009. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: “Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT).”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: “Chondroitin.”

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Chondroitin.”

Reviewed by David Kiefer on February 28, 2017

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