Glucosamine Side Effects

Not all side effects for glucosamine may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

Applies to glucosamine: oral capsule, oral tablet

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking glucosamine: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting;

  • diarrhea, constipation; or

  • heartburn.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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