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User Reviews for Chondroitin / glucosamine to treat Dietary Supplementation

Also known as: Osteo Bi-Flex, Cosamin DS, Osteo Bi-Flex Triple Strength, Osteo Bi-Flex Double Strength, Cidaflex, Glucoten, OptiFlex Complete, Schiff Move Free, Relamine Pryflex …show all brand names

Chondroitin / glucosamine has an average rating of 5.6 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings for the treatment of Dietary Supplementation. 42% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 33% reported a negative effect.

Chondroitin/glucosamine Rating Summary

5.6/10 average rating

12 ratings from 12 user reviews.

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Reviews for Chondroitin / glucosamine

SummerRunner · Taken for 5 to 10 years February 10, 2020

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I have used Move Free for over a year. At 73 yrs old, it was taken to maintain good joint heath. It is a complimentary supplement, so to speak. I take Vitamin D-3 50 to maintain calcium levels that ensure good bone structure. But, to work, strong bones need healthy joints. I run several times per week and do 3 mini marathons/yr. For 2 weeks, I did not take Move Free, and could definitely feel the difference. It was more like a stiffness than a pain. After going back on them, the stiffness subsided without additional stretching. It seems to work for me. I’ve had no adverse reactions from them. They would not fix a torn meniscus, but Move Free seems to keep my joints in good working order.”

10 / 10
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CJB · Taken for less than 1 month October 27, 2018

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “After taking for two weeks, I noticed that my muscles in my arms legs as well as my feet were hurting. Aching, really. I have decided to stop taking to see if this might be the cause. This all started at the time I began taking the Move Free.”

1 / 10
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Candy · Taken for less than 1 month July 26, 2018

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I can't say that I've felt a major change in my knee pain. I did notice that I felt "weird". I feel achy pretty much all over my body. I had headaches and nausea. I think I am going to stop taking this.”

3 / 10
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Allergic to Shell July 2, 2016

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I noticed that my hands and feet were swollen I realized that it felt like a reaction that I have when I touch or eat shrimp or eat pork. The only thing that I knew that was different in my diet was the Move Free. I had been taking the Move Free for three days. I looked up the ingredients and saw that it was made with shellfish as well as an ingredient made from pork.”

5 / 10
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Jon · Taken for 10 years or more October 28, 2020

Cosamin DS (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I know many people who use this - and also many animals that take the veterinary version. I have never heard anyone mention hair loss before. I have taken for about 20 years and as I have as much hair now as I have ever had, it has just got more grey in it! Some people find it really helpful, other people less so, but this goes for most products. Don't expect a miracle cure as the effects slowly develop - initially I took it for about three months and having decided it wasn't doing anything stopped. Then I woke up feeling stiffer than I had been feeling recently and decided the product had actually been helping me - and I've been taking it on and off ever since. Most people can reduce the amount they take over time.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 9, 2020

Osteo Bi-Flex (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I started using this product and had good results for a while but when they reduced the size of the pills and they were then smaller my results were not the same. I use it but still have more pain in my joints then I used to,”

5 / 10
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JMorky · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 6, 2017

Cosamin DS (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I've been taking this supplement for about 2.5 months and have suddenly experienced substantial hair loss. I noticed more hair loss after showering over the past several weeks and after looking into this further, I was able to confirm this supplement was the cause. Super upsetting as my hair is approximately half the thickness of what it normally is.”

1 / 10
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Freeflying February 19, 2015

“Have been taking for at least 10 years at quarter then half strength, if I do not take for several days (forget to take on vacation or decide to go off for awhile) the pain in my hip (like grinding bones) returns with a vengeance.”

10 / 10
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cherylkay November 18, 2017

“I have knee pain and only been taken about a week and already feeling much better . I need to have knee replacement after I went to OIP orthopedic Dr. my knees hurt me so bad so I decided to give GC a try . wow, not a lot of pain any more . I love it and will tell everyone to try it .THANK YOU, cheryl”

10 / 10
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Wendalen · Taken for less than 1 month May 14, 2020

“I’ve been taking this medication for a short time & at the recommended dosage for arthritis & body joint pain. I heard about Glucosamine Chondroitin several months ago & really wanted to try it! Honestly, I don’t remember a time when I’ve had so much nausea, gas & bloating. I’m not sure if it’s helping my pain, as I’m too sick to even get out of bed. I’ve been more productive through the pain than on this medication!”

4 / 10
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Fairee · Taken for less than 1 month November 17, 2020

“I started chondroitin/glucosamine 2 weeks ago. I've begun experiencing horrible muscle pain and weakness. Also nausea. I'm sad that it didn't work for me.”

1 / 10
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efayad12 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 10, 2014

“Effective over time. Was told by my pharmacist that it can take up to 4 months to reach full effectiveness. It's only been 1 month and I feel joint pains more often when I forget to take it.”

9 / 10
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