Dosing InformationDietary supplements usually lack clear, evidence-based dosing information. However, some information about safe and effective chondroitin dosing can be obtained from clinical studies of the supplement.
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Side Effects of ChondroitinEven though it is a "natural" dietary supplement, chondroitin can cause side effects. Studies have reported various possible side effects, including but not limited to:
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Drug InteractionsChondroitin may interact with some medications (see Chondroitin Drug Interactions).
Is Chondroitin Safe?Chondroitin is probably safe for many people when used appropriately. However, some people may be more likely to experience problems than others. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider before taking chondroitin if you have:
- Prostate cancer
- A bleeding disorder
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Chondroitin and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Chondroitin and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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