methylsulfonylmethane (msm) - oral

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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GENERIC NAME: methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), dimethyl sulfone, DMSO2

BRAND NAME: Doctor’s Best MSM, Natures Way MSM, Now Foods MSM

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Methylsulfonylmethane has many uses. It is possibly effective for treating osteoarthritis, hemorrhoids, and rosacea, and may reduce the risk of developing exercise related muscle damage.

It also is used for treating chronic pain, joint inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle cramps, stretch marks, hair loss, wrinkles, eye inflammation, wounds, allergies, and many other conditions.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects associated with methylsulfonylmethane include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/20/2016

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