Navigation Links
Prescription Chondroitin May Help Knee Osteoarthritis
Date:2/6/2009

European drug is not the same as supplement available in U.S., study says

FRIDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of chondroitins 4 and 6 sulfate (CS) appears to slow the worsening and ease the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee, a new study says.

The European study, published in the February issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, found that people who used CS over two years lost less joint space -- with few showing an increase in joint space width -- and had less pain than those on a placebo. The decrease of pain was most significant in the first year the participants took the drug.

CS was well-tolerated by its users, who experienced no more adverse effects than those on the placebo, the study found.

While other chondroitin sulfate products are sold as dietary supplements in the United States, prescription CS is used in many European countries to help slow osteoarthritis. The study authors, led by Andre Kahan of the University of Paris Descartes in France, noted that the findings do not apply to non-prescription chondroitin sulfate products or compounds.

"Further studies with longer follow-up and different outcome criteria are warranted to assess whether the beneficial structural changes associated with CS demonstrated in our study are predictive of improvement in the long-term clinical progression of OA," the authors concluded.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about osteoarthritis.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Wiley-Blackwell, news release, Jan. 29, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Ther-Rx Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prescription Prenatal and Iron Supplements to Wholesale Level
2. ETHEX Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Prescription Prenatal and Iron Supplements to Wholesale Level
3. FutureScripts(R) Enhances Mail Order Prescription Program
4. Prescription Drugs: Good Medicine - Bad Behavior; Science Matters Program Explores the Rise in Prescription Drug Abuse Presented by the California Science Center
5. Free antibiotics: The wrong prescription for cold and flu season
6. Prescription Safety Glasses Protect Employees Vision
7. Co-Payment Increases Result in Gaps in Veterans Prescription Usage
8. Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals Launches Companys First Prescription Brands
9. Boehringer Ingelheim Appoints Albert Ros as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Prescription Medicines
10. Albertsons LLC Launches $10.99 for 90-day Supply of Generic Drugs as Part of Rx-tra Savings Prescription Discount Program
11. Healthcare Costs Prevented Nearly 40 Million Americans From Filling Their Prescriptions in 2008
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Prescription Chondroitin May Help Knee Osteoarthritis
(Date:8/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... PIXACORE , an independent full-service agency with a decade ... of the year by MM&M. , This is the first time PIXACORE has made ... the agency. PIXACORE’s newfound recognition reflects its steady trajectory of growth and recent ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... , ... August 21, 2017 , ... San Diego physician ... health care reform plan, has announced his candidacy for the 52nd Congressional District currently ... shared in America’s Promise. Coming to this country at age eleven after suffering homelessness ...
(Date:8/21/2017)... Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2017 , ... ... International Design Excellence Awards (IDSA IDEA®) 2017 Ceremony and Gala on Aug. 19, ... Silver in one of the world’s most prestigious and rigorous design competitions. See all ...
(Date:8/20/2017)... Land Texas (PRWEB) , ... August 20, 2017 ... ... announce that the HIPAA ComplyPAK™ Compliance Management System has assisted multiple ... Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Service Organization Control Level 2 (AICPA SOC Level ...
(Date:8/20/2017)... ... August 20, 2017 , ... Are you an adult with gluten ... so, you may be interested in participating in a research study that focuses on ... to understand more about the relational aspects of adults who have gluten sensitivities who ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/4/2017)... 2017 The search for test results that ... consult has long been the goal of healthcare providers ... of the largest meeting of lab professionals and IVD ... research firm Kalorama Information.  The firm said scores of ... related supplies and software were at the American Association ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... Aug. 2, 2017 Fenita J. ... as a Pinnacle Lifetime Professional in the Field ... Manager at Turing Pharmaceuticals, AG. Her skills and ... relationship building.                ... 25 years of experience as a highly successful ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017 CaryRx, a next-generation full-service ... delivery service for patients in the Washington D.C. ... retail pharmacy by providing delivery of medications through the convenience ... future delivery or delivered within one hour to any location ... excited to bring this invaluable service to Washington ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: