Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM, Vitamins, Minerals & antioxidants
Treatment of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain and tenderness, back pain, stiffness and swelling, movement of restrictions associated with osteoarthritis
Each film coated tablet contains: Glucosamine Sulphate Potassium Chloride 750 mg equivalent to Glucosamine sulphate 563 mg, Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium 100 mg, Methyl Sulfonyl Methane 250 mg, Vitamin D3 200 IU, Vitamin E 12.5 mg, Vitamin C 30 mg, Sodium Selenite equivalent to selenium 70 mcg, Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate equivalent to elemental Zinc 4mg, Manganese Sulphate equivalent to elemental Manganese 3 mg, Chromium Picolinate equivalent to elemental Chromium 50 mcg, Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate equivalent to elemental Copper 0.5 mg, Sodium Borate equivalent to elemental Boron 0.5 mg.
Cartigen Forte is combination of high-strength pharmaceutical grade glucosamine, chondroitin sulphate, methyl sulfonyl methane, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Glucosamine acts as a fundamental building block for the biosynthesis of glycosaminoglycans, hyaluronate, and proteoglycans, which are important for collagen synthesis, degradation of which lead to the disease termed as osteoarthritis (OA). Moreover, glucosamine sulfate exhibits anti-inflammatory and chondroprotective actions and thus has been shown to alleviate pain and even restore or stimulate articular cartilage formation in patients with damaged cartilages in joints affected with osteoarthritis.
Chondroitin sulphate is natural glycosaminoglycan, present in the extracellular matrix of the resilient cartilage tissues. Apart from that it reduces the formation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory enzymes, such as phospholipase A2, cyclooxygenase 2 (COX - 2) and nitric oxide synthase. It also exhibits chondroprotective properties. combined action of glucosamine sulphtate and chondroitin sulphate has been shown to delay radiological progression of osteoarthritis.
Methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulphur compound found in minimal quantities in food and human blood, Methyl sulfonyl methane improves lubrication, cartilage synthesis, and reduces inflammation. It provides essential sulphur, which is used by the chondrocytes for the formation of proteins and collagen (connective tissue). It has powerful antioxidant action and has been shown to exert analgesic and anti-inflammatory actions as well. Minerals and vitamins provide anti-oxidant action to reduce inflammation to the joint and supply necessary vitamins, which are the key components of cartilage tissues.
One tablet twice a day or as directed by the physician. Swallow with a glass of water, not to be chewed. Do not exceed the recommended intake.
Patients, who are allergic to shellfish, should consult physician before using glucosamine products.
Gastrointestinal disturbances, drowsiness, headache, insomnia and mild temporary digestive complaints such as abdominal pain, poor appetite, nausea, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea and vomiting may be seen at higher doses. In rare cases the combination of glucosamine and chondroitin leads to a temporary elevated blood pressure, heart rate and palpitations.
The patients with diabetes mellitus should monitor the blood glucose levels during the initiation of the treatment. Should be given with caution to patients with cancer, liver disease, high cholesterol or triglycerides, asthma or other breathing disorders. Cartigen forte should be taken only under the supervision of a health care provider
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate may interact with anticoagulants such as acenocoumarol, anisindione, dicoumarol, aspirin, warfarin and warfarin potassium. These medicines should not be co-administered.
Cartigen forte should be taken only under the supervision of a health care provider because of its potential side effects and interactions with medications. The patients with diabetes mellitus should monitor the blood glucose levels during and the initiation of the treatment.
No controlled studies are available for use in pregnancy & lactation, should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Consult your health care provider before use.
Pack of 2×15's Tablets
Store below 30 0 C, Protect from light & moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
Manufactured By: KMP
Trade Mark Holder : Abba Darou Teb