Topic: Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine in Treating Arthritis
In those who respond to these two agents,
am I fair to say some of them may not need to take the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs like Naprosyn or
Indocin, or they can take reduced
doses of those drugs. Am I fair to say that?
Yes, in an ideal situation a given patient
might totally eliminate the need to take prescription anti-inflammatory
medication and therefore avoid potential significant side effects of those
medications. Those medications are obviously very helpful in many
situations, but may be unnecessary for a patient with osteoarthritis that
responds to glucosamine.
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