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Diabetes medications, anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs, acetaminophen, and certain chemotherapy drugs may cause glucosamine and chondroitin drug interactions. These interactions are potentially serious and could lead to reduced effectiveness of the medicines, increased blood sugar, or increased risk of bleeding.

An Introduction to Interactions With Glucosamine and Chondroitin

Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can potentially interact with several medicines. Some of these medicines that may lead to glucosamine and chondroitin drug interactions include:



      • Alteplase (Activase®)
      • Reteplase (Retavase®)
      • Streptokinase (Streptase®)
      • Tenecteplase (TNKase®)
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