Were you looking for information about Chondroitin? Chondroitan is a common misspelling of chondroitin.
Chondroitin is derived from the cartilage of various animals (such as sharks and cows) and is available as a dietary supplement. This supplement is claimed to have several medicinal uses, but most people use it to treat osteoarthritis. As with many natural products, side effects are possible with chondroitin. Some of the common side effects seen with this supplement include diarrhea, nausea, and hair loss. Prior to taking chondroitin, talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history and any other medicines you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
(For more information, click Chondroitin. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this dietary supplement, including how it works, its effectiveness, and safety precautions. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)