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Protect Tablet

Manufactured byMeditek India
ContainsGlucosamine
Description

The primary ingredient of Protect Tablet is a naturally occurring chemical found in the body. It helps our body to rebuild cartilage and replenish fluid around the joints (synovial fluid). It also helps to prevent the breakdown of cartilage and thereby improves the symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Protect Tablet

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Heartburn
  • Headache

Uses of Protect Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Osteoarthritis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this supplement to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this supplement remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this supplement.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This supplement is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely 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 shellfish, glucosamine, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

Diabetes mellitus

This supplement should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of alteration of blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Hyperlipidemia

This supplement should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hyperlipidemia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver enzymes and cholesterol levels is recommended during treatment with this supplement. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Use in children

This supplement is not recommended for use in children and adolescents since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Driving or operating machinery

This supplement may cause drowsiness in rare cases. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience drowsiness during treatment with this supplement.

Missed Dose

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

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

Warfarin

Dicumarol

Anisindione

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this supplement exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This supplement works as a precursor for the production of certain chemicals that are responsible for building tendons, ligaments, thick fluid around the joints, and cartilage.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Nutraceutical products

Schedule

Schedule H

Glucosamine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 31 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01296

Glucosamine sulfate: MedlinePlus Supplements [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 31 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/807.html

Glucosamine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 12 May 2020]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/GLUCOSAMINE
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Information on this page was last updated on 12 May 2020

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