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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Glucosamine
Glucosamine [posted 7/17/98]
Answer: This is a drug recently touted as a help for degenerative (osteo)arthritis. Some of my patients think it has helped, but theoretically there is no particular reason it should. There appears to be little risk with the drug and it is reasonably cheap, so I've never had a problem with people trying it. See for yourself. I doubt you'll see much change, but some people swear by it.
Answer: I have several patients who have tried this and some thinks that it helps. So far, I haven't
seen any ill effects. I have no problem with a trial period to see if it helps. Research in this area is