Carticare

Specifications
Company:Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic:Chondroitin + Glucosamine
Price:210tk bd

Introduction

Carticare is a combination of two medicines. It is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis. It reduces pain and swelling by reducing inflammation. It also reduces friction in the joints and makes physical movements more comfortable and pain-free. Carticare may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take it regularly and do not take more or use it for a longer duration than recommended by your doctor. You should not stop taking the medicine until your doctor tells you it is okay to stop. Using this medicine may cause a few common side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, constipation, and heartburn.

If you experienced any such side effects that do not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing them. The medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. Let your doctor also know all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors first before using the medicine.

Uses of Carticare

  • Osteoarthritis

Side effects of Carticare

Common

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn

How to use Carticare

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Carticare may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Carticare works

Carticare is a combination of two medicines: Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which relieves osteoarthritis symptoms. It helps in the formation of cartilage (the soft tissue that cushions the joints) and keep the joints lubricated for better movement and flexibility.

Quick Tips

  • Mega FreeFlex Tablet helps in relieving symptoms of osteoarthritis.
  • It may take several weeks to see treatment benefits. Keep taking the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may increase your blood sugar level. If you are diabetic, monitor your levels regularly.
  • Side effects such as Nausea, Diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and indigestion may occur with Mega FreeFlex Tablet. These may not be with everyone. Any of the side effects other than those mentioned above if occur, do consult the treating physician.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms do not improve even after two to three months of taking the medication.

Brief Description

Indication

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sport injuries, migraine, different skin problems (e.g., psoriasis), vascular complications (e. g., atherosclerosis), kidney stones, and inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., ulcerative colitis, leaky gut syndrome), Nutritional supplement, Dietary supplement

Administration

Should be taken with food. Preferably taken at meals.

Adult Dose

Adult Oral 1 to 2 tablets three times daily. Obese individuals may need higher doses, based on body weight. Typical dosage recommendation, based on body weight is as follows- Under 54 Kg: 800 mg Chondroitin Sulfate & 1000 mg Glucosamine Sulfate per day 54 Kg – 91 Kg: 1200 mg Chondroitin Sulfate & 1500 mg Glucosamine Sulfate per day Over 91 Kg: 1600 mg Chondroitin Sulfate & 2000 mg Glucosamine Sulfate per day

Contraindication

Proven hypersensitivity (e. g. allergic to shellfish or sulfur) to Glucosamine and Chondroitin is a contraindication.

Mode of Action

Glucosamine Sulphate: A special ingredient to help keep joints in good shape. Glucosamine is naturally required by the body for the production of collagen to cushion the joints (cartilage) and synovial fluid which bathes and lubricates them. It is present in the formulation in the preferred potassium form, with minerals for improved absorption. Glucosamine stimulates the production of proteoglycans and increases sulfate uptake by articular cartilage. Chondroitin Sulphate: Helps form the proteins that maintain cartilage elasticity and works synergistically with glucosamine to help maintain joint health. Chondroitin is cartilage derivative; a component of the hyaline cartilage matrix that may repair cartilage & reduce synovial inflammation.

Precaution

Diabetic patients, patients on heparin. Pregnancy and lactation. Lactation: Unknown; not recommended

Side Effect

Chondroitin Sulfate: Allergic reactions, alopecia, constipation, diarrhea, edema, (eyelid/lower limb), epigastric pain, extrasystoles, nausea. Glucosamine Sulfate: Possible poor glycemic control in diabetics; monitor blood glucose, Increased intraocular pressure (see Cautions), Constipation, Diarrhea, Drowsiness, Headache, Heartburn, Hyperinsulinemia, Nausea, Skin reactions

Pregnancy Category Note

Pregnancy Category: Unknown; not recommended Lactation: Unknown; not recommended

Interaction

May increase insulin resistance & affect glucose tolerance; reduce antidiabetic agent effectiveness. Increase INR value w/ warfarin & potentiates anticoagulant effect.

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