Possible Interactions with: Chondroitin

Interactions/Depletions

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should talk to your doctor before taking chondroitin:

Anticoagulants (blood-thinners) -- Because chondroitin is similar in chemical composition to heparin, a drug used to thin the blood, it is theoretically possible for chondroitin to increase the effects of blood-thinners.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- If you take NSAIDs to relive the pain associated with OA, taking chondroitin may reduce the dose of NSAIDs you need to take. Since NSAIDs can cause stomach bleeding, reducing the dosage can be helpful. Talk to your doctor, however, before starting to take chondroitin, since it can take several months before any improvements are felt.

Drug Interactions

Blood-thinning MedicationsNonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Alternative Names

Chondroitin

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 02/13/2007
  • Steven D. Ehrlich, N.M.D., private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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