IN THIS ARTICLE
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking chondroitin (OptiFlex-C)?
You should not use this product if you are allergic to chondroitin or if you have:
Before using chondroitin, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, herbalist, or other healthcare provider. You may not be able to use chondroitin if you have certain medical conditions.
It is not known whether chondroitin will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this product without medical advice if you are pregnant.
Chondroitin may pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this product without medical advice if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give any herbal/health supplement to a child without medical advice.
How should I take chondroitin (OptiFlex-C)?
When considering the use of herbal supplements, seek the advice of your doctor. You may also consider consulting a practitioner who is trained in the use of herbal/health supplements.
If you choose to use chondroitin, use it as directed on the package or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider. Do not use more of this product than is recommended on the label.
Do not use different formulations of chondroitin at the same time without medical advice. Using different formulations together increases the risk of an overdose of chondroitin.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
- Is Your RA Progressing?
- Treating OA: Should You Give Injectables a Shot?
- 9 Things That Make Your Feet Hurt