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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Glucosamine (chondroitin/glucosamine/methylsulfonylmethane systemic) is a member of the drug class nutraceutical products and is used to treat Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Dietary supplement

Anti-inflammatory agent

Chemical Names



D-Glucose, 2-amino-2-deoxy-

Foreign Names

  • Glucosaminum (Latin)
  • Glucosamin (German)
  • Glucosamine (French)
  • Glucosamina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Glucosamine (OS: USAN, DCF)
  • Chitosamine (IS)
  • D-Glucosamin (IS)
  • NSC-758 (IS)
  • AI3-26077 (IS)
  • A-Ssomose (IS)
  • Chitosamine hydrochloride (IS)
  • Cosamin (IS)
  • D-Glucosamin hydrochlorid (IS)
  • Glucosamine HCl (IS)
  • Glucosamine (chlorhydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucosamine Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Glucosamine hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucosaminhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucosamini hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • D-Glucosamin sulfat (IS)
  • Tiocondraminum (IS)
  • Glucosamine Sulfate Potassium Chloride (PH: USP 38)
  • Glucosamine (sulfate de) - chlorure de sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucosamine Sulfate Sodium Chloride (PH: BP 2016)
  • Glucosamine sulfate sodium chloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucosamine Sulfate Sodium Chloride (PH: USP 38)
  • Glucosaminini sulfas natrii chloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Glucosaminsulfat-Natriumchlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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