Oral Glucosamine in the Management of Arthritis

Arthritis Management

Oral Glucosamine in the Management of Arthritis – Report on a Multi-Centre Open Investigation in Portugal

Article Summary:
A study was conducted to examine the effect of glucosamine sulfate for arthrosis. Patients of over 250 doctors were administered glucosamine sulfate for treatment of their arthritic pain. Doses of 1.5g were given daily to patients, and their feelings of pain were measured at rest, standing and during activity. Improvement was found over the course of treatment, and the improvement continued for up to 12 weeks after the glucosamine treatments stopped. The glucosamine was found to be effective for all types of arthritis and all sites of arthritis. There were no side effects that were found to be related to the glucosamine treatments, and most patients tolerated the glucosamine well.

Macario Joao Tapadinhas, Italo Croce Rivera and Angelo A. Bignamini

Orthopedic Service, Principal Military Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal, and *Institute of Biological Chemistry, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy Pharmatherapeutica, (1982), 3, 157

Source: Pharmatherapeutica. Vol. 3, No. 3, 1982

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