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Who shouldn't take glucosamine for arthritis?

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Glucosamine may raise blood sugar, so be careful if you have diabetes. Check with your doctor if you take blood-thinning medication (anticoagulants) or if you're allergic to shellfish (since glucosamine in supplements comes from shellfish).

Glucosamine and chondroitin aren't recommended for children and women who are pregnant, nursing, or could become pregnant.

From: Arthritis Supplements WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  The Cleveland Clinic Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases.  National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 8, 2018

SOURCES:  The Cleveland Clinic Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases.  National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).

Reviewed by David Zelman on March 8, 2018

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