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Pain in lower back. Advised to take medicine containing high strength Glucosamine and MSM.<br>Safe?

Hello Doctor, My Dad is 66 years old and has been complaining about pain on his lower back, near his right buttock. He has been proscribed a Indian medicine called Jointace DN from Meyer Organics Pvt Ltd. The tablet contains high strength Glucosamine and MSM. He has been asked to take this for 3 months. Is this safe to be used?
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

Your father might suffering from degenerative arthritis of lower back.

Your doctor had started glucosamine which plays a role in the promotion and maintainance of the structure and function of cartilage in the joints of the body. It improves joint function and retards progression of osteoarthritis.

It is safe to be used. you can take this as advised by your doctor.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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