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GLUCOSAMINE SULPHATE 1500MG POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance(s): GLUCOSAMINE SULPHATE SODIUM CHLORIDE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

GLUCOSAMINE SULPHATE 1500mg

you have any further questions
on the use of this product, ask
your doctor or pharmacist.

POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION

the expiry date which is stated
on the carton after EXP. The
expiry date refers to the last day
of that month.

4. Possible side effects

This medicinal product does not
require any special temperature
storage conditions.

Glucosamine sulphate

Like all medicines, this
medicine can cause side
effects, although not everybody
gets them.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this
medicine because it contains important information for you.
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Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.

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If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.

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This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not
pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of
illness are the same as yours.

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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

What is in this leaflet:
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2. What you need to know
before you take
Glucosamine sulphate
Powder

Glucosamine sulphate Powder
should not be used during
pregnancy. The use of
Glucosamine sulphate Powder
is not recommended during
breast-feeding period. If you
are pregnant or breast-feeding,
think you may be pregnant or
are planning to have a baby,
ask your doctor or pharmacist
for advice before taking this
medicine.

4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Glucosamine
sulphate Powder
6. Contents of the pack and
other information

1. What Glucosamine
sulphate Powder is
and what it is used
for
The full name of your medicine
is Glucosamine sulphate
1500mg Powder for oral
solution, but within the leaflet it
will be referred to as
Glucosamine sulphate Powder.
Glucosamine sulphate Powder
contains glucosamine sulphate
which belongs to a group of
medicines called non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic agents.
Glucosamine sulphate Powder
is used to relieve symptoms of
mild to moderate osteoarthritis
of the knee.

2. What you need to
know before you take
Glucosamine
sulphate Powder
DO NOT take Glucosamine
sulphate Powder:
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if you are allergic
(hypersensitive) to
glucosamine or to any of the
other ingredients (listed in
section 6)
if you are allergic
(hypersensitive) to shellfish,
as glucosamine is
manufactured from shellfish
if you suffer from
phenylketonuria, as
Glucosamine sulphate
Powder contains
aspartame, a source of
phenylalanine.

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Other medicines and
Glucosamine sulphate
Powder
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking, have recently
taken or might take any other
medicines. Tell your doctor
before taking Glucosamine
sulphate Powder if you are
taking any of the following:

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medicines to thin your blood
(anticoagulants such as

6. Contents of the pack
and other
information
What Glucosamine sulphate
Powder contains:
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The following side effects have
been reported:
Common side effects
(occurring in less than 1 in
every 10 patients):
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stomach pain, indigestion,
diarrhoea constipation,
nausea, flatulence
headache, sleepiness or
drowsiness, tiredness.

Uncommon side effects
(occurring in less than 1 in
every 100 patients):
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rash, itching, patchy
inflammation of the skin.

Other side effects:

Glucosamine sulphate
Powder contains aspartame
and sorbitol
This medicine contains sorbitol.
If you have been told by your
doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before
taking this medicine. One
sachet contains 6.6 mmol (151
mg) sodium. If you have to
follow a low-sodium diet, you
should take this into account.

3. How to use
Glucosamine sulphate
Powder
Always take this medicine
exactly as your doctor has told
you. Check with your doctor or
pharmacist if you are not sure.
The dose is 1 sachet (1500 mg
glucosamine sulphate) daily.
Dissolve the powder from the
sachet in a glass of water (250
ml) and drink.

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The active substance is
glucosamine sulphate
sodium chloride. Each
sachet contains 1884 mg
glucosamine sulphate
sodium chloride, equivalent
to 1500 mg glucosamine
sulphate or 1178 mg
glucosamine.
The other ingredients are:
anhydrous citric acid (E330),
macrogol 4000, aspartame
(E951), and sorbitol (E420).

What Glucosamine sulphate
Powder looks like and
contents of the pack
Glucosamine sulphate Powder
is a white to slightly yellowish
powder contained in single
dose sachets.
Each carton contains 30, 60 or
90 sachets.

Allergic reaction, dizziness,
visual disturbances, hair loss
and hypercholesterolemia
(increased cholesterol levels in
blood) have also been reported
occasionally.

Not all pack sizes may be
marketed.

Reporting of side effects

Crescent Pharma Limited,

If you get any side effects, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist.
This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet.
You can also report side effects
directly via the Yellow Card
Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you
can help provide more
information on the safety of this
medicine.

Units 3 & 4, Quidhampton
Business Units,

5. How to store
Glucosamine sulphate
Powder

Adults (including the elderly)

Children and adolescents

if you suffer from impaired
glucose tolerance. More
frequent controls of your
blood glucose level may be
necessary when starting the
treatment with Glucosamine
sulphate Powder
if you have liver and/or
kidney problems
if you suffer from asthma.
When starting on
Glucosamine sulphate
Powder, your asthma may
get worse.

swelling of the lips, face,
tongue or throat
difficulty swallowing or
breathing
skin rash or hives.

The symptoms above may
mean that you are having a
serious allergic reaction to this
medicine.

If you experience dizziness or
drowsiness while taking
Glucosamine sulphate Powder,
you should not drive or operate
machinery.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist:
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Driving and using machines

Warnings and precautions

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Glucosamine is not used for the
treatment of acute painful
symptoms. Relief of symptoms
(especially pain relief) may not
be experienced until after some
weeks of treatment or
sometimes even longer. If your
symptoms do not get better
after 2-3 months, consult your
doctor or pharmacist, as you
may need to consider other
treatment.

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warfarin or acenocoumarol)
tetracycline antibiotics.

1. What Glucosamine sulphate
Powder is and what it is
used for

3. How to use Glucosamine
sulphate Powder

Stop taking the solution and
contact your doctor or go to
the casualty department of
your nearest hospital
IMMEDIATELY if you have any
of the following:

Do not throw away any
medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to throw away
medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help
protect the environment.

KEEP THIS MEDICINE OUT
OF THE SIGHT AND REACH
OF CHILDREN.
DO NOT use this medicine after

Marketing Authorisation
Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder

Polhampton Lane, Overton,
Hants RG25 3ED
United Kingdom
Manufacturers
Alcala Farma S.L.
Avenida de Madrid, 82
28802 Alcala de Henares,
Madrid
Spain
Rafarm S.A.
Thesi Pousi-Xatzi Agiou Louka,
19002 Paiania Attiki,
Greece
This leaflet was last revised
in 01/2016.

Glucosamine sulphate Powder,
should not be used in children
and adolescents below the age
of 18 years.
If you use more Glucosamine
sulphate Powder than you
should
If you have taken more
Glucosamine sulphate Powder,
than you should, you must
consult your doctor or a
hospital.
If you forget to take
Glucosamine sulphate
Powder
Take the dose as soon as you
remember unless it is nearly
time for your next dose. Do not
take a double dose to make up
for a forgotten dose.
If you stop using
Glucosamine sulphate
Powder

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Your symptoms may re-occur. If

Code

AW.CRC.36.03.V09

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Date

2016-01-07

Description

GLUCOSAMINE SULPHATE 1500mg
POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION
(PACKAGE LEAFLET)
Size

115x450 mm

Colours

Pantone Reflex Blue C
Keyline

Notes

NO GOOD FOR COLOR PROOF

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