modern anti-arthritis drug. Combined glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate supplements slow the progression of osteoarthritis - the deterioration of cartilage between joint bones - and reduce associated pain. these are both naturally occurring molecules in the body.
chondroitin works together with glucosamine to block the action of cartilage-damaging enzymes, and promotes the healthy flow of water and nutrients into cartilage producing cells.
white color film coated oval shaped tablet with "artra" embossed on one side of the tablet.
notice: contact with moisture may produce surface discoloration or erosion of the tablet.
pharmotherapeutic group & information:
glucosamine is a natural substance, found in the body's cartilage. it plays an important role in the health and resiliency of joints and cartilage. Chondroitin is a vital compound in connective tissue that is partly responsible for building and supporting cartilage. The amounts of glucosamine and chondroitin in body cartilage and joint tissue decline with age. Highly active people who place more stress on their joints and cartilage may lose more glucosamine than less active ones.
there are no known food sources with sufficient sources of glucosamine or chondroitin.
this product is a specially formulated formula to support body cartilage and normal joint tissue function.
(m: muscle and skeletal system)
adjunctive therapy for osteoarthritic pain. Can be taken by children 15 years and older as directed.
this drug is contraindicated in the case of history of allergy to any of the ingredients.
there are no specific warnings or toxic symptoms when taken as directed.
the use of this drug is inadvisable during pregnancy or when nursing.
because no data is available, the use of this drug by pregnant women or nursing mothers is unadvisable.
skin reactions: cases of erythema, articaria, dermatitis, maculopapular eruption with or without pruritus and/or edema have been reported.
gastrointestinal reactions: rare cases of nausea, vomiting.
one tablet 1-3 times a day as a dietary supplement for adults and children fifteen (15) years of age and older. Tablets must be swallowed with water.
manufacturing and expiration date appears on the label and box. After the expiration date some of the products ingredients may diminish in strength.
bottles of 60 tablets: ndc 362900-8055-06, and bottles of 30 tablets: ndc 362900-8055-03. Bottles are closed with caps with tamper-evident seal underneath the cap. A full body-clear seal is used.
store this product in its original packaging for 3 years. do not expose to temperatures above 30oc (86of).