Skip to Content

User Reviews for Chondroitin/glucosamine to treat Osteoarthritis

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

The following information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners.

Chondroitin/glucosamine Rating Summary

User Ratings
10
13% (2)
9
19% (3)
8
13% (2)
7
13% (2)
6
6% (1)
5
6% (1)
4
0% (0)
3
6% (1)
2
0% (0)
1
25% (4)
5.9/10 Average Rating
16 ratings from 19 user reviews

Compare all 190 medications used in the treatment of Osteoarthritis.

Reviews for Chondroitin/glucosamine

Lee · Taken for less than 1 month May 18, 2020

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “Only used the medication for a week without noticing much of a difference I read the ingredients on the pack only to notice it contained shrimps, crabs, lobster and crayfish which is bad for my high levels of cholesterol am stopping it right away.”

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

Schiff Move Free Caplets (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I started taking Move Free Caplets with Turmeric for almost 2 weeks to help ease my knee pain. After a week my knee pain decreased significantly, but I started having pain in my left calf, which has increased with each day. I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary to cause muscle stiffness/soreness, so I’m going to stop taking the caplets to see if it makes a difference. Has anyone had the same experience? Thank you.”

3 / 10
Hoosiergirl65 · Taken for less than 1 month May 2, 2020

“The side effects seem to be fairly rare so I wanted to share my experience. I started taking "Nature Made Triple Flex" a week ago. Ingredients are *Glucosamine Hydrochloride, 1500mg *Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium, 800mg *MSM, 750mg. Directions say to take two per day (1 serving). On the 4th day, I woke up with body aches, not much appetite, and slight cold chills. I've been doing a lot of lifting, working outside so thought it was that. I took two pills that day. Fifth day, same symptoms. I took two pills, one in morning and one at night. My husband started taking these when I did. His only symptom was fatigue. We stopped taking these two days ago. I still feel bad. The body aches are causing even more pain. No thank you. I don't understand what could be causing these symptoms? Neither of us have had any obvious allergic reactions. I do take one BP med. I just want to feel back to normal! I know I'm never taking this again.”

1 / 10
Vicky · Taken for less than 1 month January 18, 2020

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I have been taking Free to Move for 20 days now and my pain feels better, but I have a very itchy rash down one side of my neck and down my back. I am going to stop the tabs for a while to see if things improve.”

7 / 10
JD · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 14, 2020

Osteo Bi-Flex (chondroitin / glucosamine): “It definitely seemed to help my leg pain but I had side effects of extreme gas so I’m going to give it a rest!”

7 / 10
Jeff · Taken for 10 years or more December 17, 2019

Osteo Bi-Flex Triple Strength (chondroitin / glucosamine): “Watched a show on TV about a woman and her dog. She jogged with dog. Dog stopped running. Arthritis affected dog, Vet prescribes glucosamine. Dog returned running with owner. I retired in 1998. Over the road truck driver. Fingers and hands ached. Started to Osteo Bi-Flex in 1998. My wife was told she would need her thumbs operated on for arthritis, She has been taking it since 1999. No operation 2018 had x-ray on knee had an inflamed bursa and gout in knee. Orthopedic Doctor said, I have a knee of an 18 year-old. I am 80 this year 2019. I have friends younger than me late 50's & 60's and they have had double knee implants. Sorry If it don't work for others. Take it with your lunch and not other medications... Some cholesterol pills cause muscle fatigue and cramps in legs.”

10 / 10
Awesome October 4, 2019

Osteo Bi-Flex Double Strength (chondroitin / glucosamine): “My doctor tells me to have my knee replaced. But since I have been taking this for one month ....Pain?? What pain. Love this.”

9 / 10
Lisa July 19, 2019

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “I started on this on the suggestion given to me by a medical professional. Not only does it work for me, I feel blessed to be fairly pain free from my chronic low back pain. I ran out and thought I would see what would happen. Within a week the LBP was right back! Started using it again and about a week and a half the LPB was gone again. I have had absolutely no side effects...ankles and face no swelling.”

10 / 10
fonz · Taken for less than 1 month October 29, 2018

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “seven years ago I was in a accident and my knee was hurt and Ive tried many different drugs and none of them helped I have been taking this Move free ultra for 25 days and this last week I've been pain free and walking more then I have in two years with out pain and so far there isn't any swelling like I was having daily. For me this is the best”

8 / 10
Soke · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 16, 2018

Osteo Bi-Flex (chondroitin / glucosamine): “Took the whole bottle over the month and it didn't do anything for me. I still in horrible pain, ended up in the ER!”

GJ · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 27, 2018

Cosamin DS (chondroitin / glucosamine): “Started taking Cosamin DS several months ago for arthritis pain and stiffness. Started having excessive gas about the time I started taking Cosamin DS. I plan to stop taking Cosamin DS to see if this cures my gas problem. Hair loss may also be associated.”

5 / 10
Stiff joints · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 31, 2018

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “This product all but eliminated my knee and joint pain. Unfortunately, I failed to follow the recommendation to inform my doctor that I was taking it. My side effect is very swollen feet and legs. I had to give up on less joint pain and stop taking it.”

8 / 10
GG · Taken for less than 1 month June 19, 2018

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “After one full week of taking the Move Free Ulta, the one pill per day dosage as indicated in the directions, I found zero relief from my joint pain, but on about the 5th day, noticed my face was a little puffy, but didn’t attribute it to the pills, and on the 7th day, along with the puffy face, both eyelids were puffy. When I looked closer at the side effects, puffy eyelids was listed as a possible side effect. Not wanting to risk any further problems.....after one week, I am going to stop this supplement.”

1 / 10
nana41 April 30, 2018

Schiff Move Free (chondroitin / glucosamine): “After several months of taking the Schiff Move Free I noticed swelling in my feet and a deep rash on one foot & leg. I know I cannot eat tuna but that's in the 'finfish' category so not sure about this. I stopped taking the Move Free & the rash cleared up.. So to be on the safe side I stopped taking this product altogether..”

SARIN - INDIA · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 23, 2017

“When I took this continuously, it appeared helpful in movement and pain relief. I ran out of stock for about 15 days, the Pain and stiffness returned with a vengeance. It can merely be a pain killer and not a cure.”

6 / 10
Mojo's Mom December 16, 2016

Osteo Bi-Flex (chondroitin / glucosamine): “After one month, hip pain and lower back pain dramatically improved. Haven't slept more than few hours for last 3 years due to severe pain and now I can sleep all night. Used to have monthly flare-ups of full body inflammation lasting 3-5 days. Fingers crossed... So far, no flare ups!”

9 / 10
Corgidawg · Taken for less than 1 month January 7, 2016

“I began taking GC after being unable to tolerate meloxicam, although meloxicam relieved my inflammation and pain considerably. After taking GC for 14 days, I notice a definite improvement in my arthritis symptoms. The GC does give me excessive gas and bloating, but does not give me the severe stomach pain that the meloxicam produced. It's all about what side effects are less severe.”

imarie · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 19, 2015

“I developed memory loss.”

1 / 10
Anonymous February 4, 2010

“Great natural medicine however it must be taken everyday to be effective.”

9 / 10

Learn more about Osteoarthritis

IBM Watson Micromedex

Symptoms and treatments

Drugs.com Health Center

Mayo Clinic Reference

ICD-10 CM Clinical Codes (External)