Methylsulfonylmethane

Description

Methylsulfonylmethane is a naturally occurring chemical supplement used in the treatment of various conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, musculoskeletal pain, etc. It is generally used in combination with other medicines for a more effective treatment.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Methylsulfonylmethane

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia

Uses of Methylsulfonylmethane

What is it prescribed for?

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lung dysfunction
  • Musculoskeletal pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this supplement to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this supplement remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Allergy

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to methylsulfonylmethane or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.

Breast-feeding

This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
General warnings

Use in pediatrics

This supplement is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this supplement with food. Do not take in larger amounts than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects or if there is no improvement.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine supplies sulfur, which plays an important role in maintaining the health of bones, joints, and immune system.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Nutraceutical products

Schedule

OTC

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https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information/complementary-and-alternative-medicines/cam-report/complementary-medicines-for-osteoarthritis/msm.aspx

Methylsulfonylmethane: MedlinePlus Supplements [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/522.html

About MSM [Internet]. MSM Guide. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

http://msmguide.com/about-msm/

MSM Product Information - VitaBasix® [Internet]. Vitabasix.com. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.vitabasix.com/en/bones-joints/msm/msm-product-information.html

Msm information [Internet]. Msm-info.com. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

http://www.msm-info.com/

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Information on this page was last updated on 5 Apr 2018

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