Topic: Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine in Treating Arthritis

Dr. Lee:
Do you have much success in your own practice in using these two agents for your patients with osteoarthritis?

Dr. Shiel:
Yes, it is a limited group of patients that do have success. However, those that find glucosamine and chondroitin helpful for relieving their symptoms, have a great benefit in that they do not require prescription medications, which can have potential side effects.

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Last Editorial Review: 7/6/2004




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