Dosing Form & Strengths
60 mg (5 mL) PO BID x7 days, THEN 30 mg (2.5 mL) PO BID
Promote healthy joint mobility and lubrication
Enhance the maintenance of cartilage and joint tissues
Serious - Use Alternative
Significant - Monitor Closely
Gram-positive bacterial proteins
Safety/efficacy not established for children
Pregnancy & Lactation
Pregnancy Category: N/A
A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.
B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.
C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.
D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.
X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.
NA:Information not available.
Mechanism of Action
High molecular weight polysaccharide composed of repeating disaccharide units of sodium glucuronate and N-acetylglucosamine; derived from bacterial cells; distributed widely throughout the body in connective, epithelial, and neural tissues