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Chondroitin Side Effects

Applies to chondroitin: oral capsule

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

Although not all side effects are known, chondroitin is thought to be possibly safe when taken for up to 6 years.

Stop using chondroitin and call your healthcare provider at once if you have:

  • irregular heartbeats; or

  • swelling in your legs.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, diarrhea, constipation;

  • mild stomach pain;

  • hair loss; or

  • puffy eyelids.

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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