Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane MSM

Name: Chondroitin, glucosamine, and methylsulfonylmethane MSM

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled 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, glucosamine, and MSM?

Avoid taking chitosan (usually marketed as a weight-loss product) while you are taking chondroitin, glucosamine, and MSM. Chitosan can make it harder for your body to absorb chondroitin.

Chondroitin, glucosamine, and MSM side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • gas, bloating, heartburn, stomach cramps, nausea;

  • headache, drowsiness;

  • diarrhea, constipation;

  • swelling in your ankles or feet;

  • itching, skin irritation; or

  • puffy eyelids.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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