chondroitin and glucosamine (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking chondroitin and glucosamine?
Avoid taking chitosan (usually marketed as a weight-loss product) while you are taking chondroitin and glucosamine. Chitosan can make it harder for your body to absorb chondroitin.
What other drugs will affect chondroitin and glucosamine?
Do not take chondroitin and glucosamine without the advice of a healthcare provider if you are using any of the following medications:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with chondroitin and glucosamine. Tell your healthcare provider about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Consult with a licensed healthcare professional before using any herbal/health supplement. Whether you are treated by a medical doctor or a practitioner trained in the use of natural medicines/supplements, make sure all your healthcare providers know about all of your medical conditions and treatments.
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.
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