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What medications could glucosamine sulfate interfere with?

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There are reports that glucosamine may also reduce the effectiveness of certain drugs. So use caution when taking glucosamine if you take:

  • Tylenol (acetaminophen)
  • Certain chemotherapy drugs, including doxorubicin, etoposide, and teniposide
  • Diabetes drugs, including glimepiride, glyburide, insulin, pioglitazone, and rosiglitazone

From: Glucosamine Sulfate WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Questions and Answers: NIH Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial Primary Study."

News release, National Standard.

Ostojic, S.M. , April-June 2007; vol 15: pp 113-124. Research in Sports Medicine

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Glucosamine Sulfate."

Rindone, J.P. , 2000. The Western Journal of Medicine

Thie, N.M. , 2001. The Journal of Rheumatology

Tannock, L.R. , 2006. The Journal of Nutrition

Bagasra, O. , 1991. The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Das, I. , July 12, 2012. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 08, 2017

SOURCES:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Questions and Answers: NIH Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial Primary Study."

News release, National Standard.

Ostojic, S.M. , April-June 2007; vol 15: pp 113-124. Research in Sports Medicine

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Glucosamine Sulfate."

Rindone, J.P. , 2000. The Western Journal of Medicine

Thie, N.M. , 2001. The Journal of Rheumatology

Tannock, L.R. , 2006. The Journal of Nutrition

Bagasra, O. , 1991. The Journal of Infectious Diseases

Das, I. , July 12, 2012. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 08, 2017

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