Major therapeutic interest
- Relieving joint pain due to mild osteoarthritis;
- Slowing the development of osteoarthritis.
Other therapeutic interest / Traditional Use
- Relieving dry eyes, moistening eyes, used in artificial tears;
- Used as an injectable viscoelastic agent in cataract surgery to protect eye tissue during intraocular lens implants.
- Bleeding disorders and hemophilia;
- Prostate cancer: Risk of spreading cancer cells;
- Asthma: Difficulty controlling attacks;
- Pregnancy and/or breastfeeding: Safety has not yet been established.
- Chondroitin sulfate is a powerful antithrombotic agent. Some studies have recommended its use as an anticoagulant alternative to heparin. Avoid concomitant use with drugs having a similar effect.
Known human interactions
- Increases effects of Coumadin (occurred with high doses in association with equally high doses of glucosamine sulfate: twice the recommended dosage).
- May increase the effects of anticoagulants/antithrombotic agents (Coumadin, Lovenox, heparin, etc.), anti-platelet drugs (Plavix, Ticlid), and of salicylic acid derivatives (acetylsalicylic acid or ASA, aspirin, Entrophen, etc.) and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Voltaren, Ibuprofen [Advil, Motrin], Naprosyn, etc.)
Beef cartilage extract
- Extract of the cartilage of bovine trachea.
Chondroïtine 4- sulfate, chondroïtine 4 et 6-sulfate Beef cartilage extract, Sulfate de chondroïtine, Chondroitin sulfate, galactosaminoglucuronoglycan sulphate