Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Glucosamine

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Glucosamine.

Class of drug

  • Nutraceutical.
  • Amino acid.
  • Chondroprotective agent.

Description

Chemical name

  • Glucosamine.

Storage requirements

  • Store in a dry place <25°C.
  • Keep container tightly closed.

Uses

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Indications

  • A nutritional aid in the management of degenerative joint disease.
  • Mild anti-inflammatory effect.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Davis K T, Lunn K F (2011) Serum fructosamine in cats receiving an oral chondroprotective agent. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 9(1), 52-57/
  • McNamara P S, Barr S C, Erb H N & Barlow L L (2000) Hematologic, hemostatic and biochemical effects in cats receiving an oral chondroprotective agent for thirty days. Vet Therapeutics 1(2), 108-11 7PubMed.
  • Canapp S O, McLaughlin R M, Hoskinson J J , Roush J K & Butine M D(2000) Scintigraphic evaluation of glucosamine HCl and chondroitin sulfate as treatment for acute synovitis in dogs. Am J Vet Res 60(12), 1552-1557 PubMed.
  • Anderson M A (1999) Oral chondroprotective agents. Part II. Evaluation of products. Comp Contin Ed Pract Vet 21(9), 861-865.
  • Boothe D M (1998) Nutraceuticals in veterinary medicine. Part II. Safety and efficacy. Comp Contin Educ Pract Vet 20(1), 15-21.
  • Hulse D A (1998) Treatment methods for pain in the osteoarthritic patient. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract 28(2), 361.
  • Boothe D M (1997) Nutraceuticals in veterinary medicine. Part I. Definitions and regulations. Comp Contin Educ Pract Vet 19(12), 1248-1255.
  • Hanson R R, Smalley L R, Huff G K, White S & Hammad T A (1997) Oral treatment with a glucosamine-chondroitin sulfate compound for degenerative joint disease in horses - 25 cases. Equine Pract 19(9), 16-22.
  • Morreale P (1996) Comparison of the anti-inflammatory efficacy of chondroitin sulfate and diclofenac sodium in patients with knee osteoarthritis. J Rheumatol 23, 1385-1391.

Other sources of information

  • McIlwraith C W (1999) Should I recommend the use of oral glycosaminoglycans? Comp Contin Educ Pract Vet 21(5), 450, 457.

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