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Glucosamine/ chondroitin/ primorine

Generic Name: glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine (Not applicable)
Brand Name: Relamine

Glucosamine/ chondroitin/ primorine is used for:

A dietary supplement in certain patients with osteoarthritis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine is a combination product that contains naturally occurring "building blocks" used by the body to make cartilage. Exactly how it works is not known.

Do NOT use glucosamine/ chondroitin/ primorine if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

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Before using glucosamine/ chondroitin/ primorine:

Some medical conditions may interact with glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods (especially seafood), or other substances
  • if you have diabetes or high blood sugar, or you are overweight
  • if you have a bleeding problem (eg, hemophilia)
  • if you are on a low-salt (sodium) diet
  • if you are taking other medicine for arthritis

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of bleeding may be increased

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use glucosamine/ chondroitin/ primorine:

Use glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine by mouth with or without food.
  • If you miss a dose of glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine.

Important safety information:

  • Diabetes patients - Glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
  • Glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine should not be used in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not use glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine if you are pregnant. Do not breast-feed while you are using glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine.

Possible side effects of glucosamine/ chondroitin/ primorine:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; heartburn; nausea; stomach upset.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine:

Store glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using glucosamine/chondroitin/primorine.

Issue Date: September 3, 2014
Database Edition 14.3.1.003
Copyright © 2014 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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