Chondro-Ritz has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect, reduces pain at rest and while walking, reduces need for NSAIDs. One capsule of the formulation contains 200 mg of chondroitin sulfate A + C and 250 mg of D-glucosamine sulfate. The first affects calcium and phosphorus metabolism in cartilage, slows down bone and cartilage degradation and reduces loss of calcium, accelerates bone regeneration, prevents compression of the connective tissue and acts as a lubrication for surfaces of joints. The second provides structural integrity of cartilage tissue, it is a major component of synovial fluid. Systematic use of Chondro-Ritz slows degenerative process in the joints, spine and soft tissues around back bone due to activation of the synthesis of proteoglycans and hyaluronic acid.
The initial dose is 6 capsules a day. Then take four capsules a day during 1.5 - 2 months. Capsules are taken before meals. Effect of the medicine is enhanced over time, treatment is usually repeated after interval of 6 months.
Influence of this medicine on pregnancy and fetus is not known.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to it.
Possible side effect
In rare cases allergic reactions, epigastric pain, nausea, flatulence, diarrhea, constipation can occur.
Before to take this medication tell your doctor about all medications you take. Glucosamine increases absorption of tetracycline from the gastrointestinal tract and reduces one of penicillin and chloramphenicol.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. Skip the missed dose if it is time for your next scheduled dose. Don't take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
No symptoms of overdose are described.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C). Store away from moisture and light. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets. Shelf life is 3 years. The medicine should not be used after the expiration date.
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