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What are the side effects of chondroitin?

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Chondroitin seems to be safe for most people. Side effects are rare. Some people have reported headaches, mood changes, rash, hives, diarrhea, and other symptoms. If you have any side effects, stop taking the supplement and see a doctor.

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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