FLEXIJOINT TABLET/ CAPSULE
Glucosamine Sulphate (250mg, 500mg)
What is in the leaflet
1. What Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule is used
2. How Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule works
3. Before you use Flexijoint Tablet/
4. How to take Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule
5. While you are using it
6. Side Effects
7. Storage and Disposal of Flexijoint
8. Product Description
9. Manufacturer and Product Registration
10. Date of revision
What Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule is used
Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule is indicated as
add-on therapy for degenerative arthritis.
How Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule works
Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule contains
Glucosamine which forms cartilage tissue in
the body and provides lubricant activity by
increasing joint fluid production.
Before you use Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule
- When you must not take it
Do not take this product if you are allergic
(hypersensitivity) to Glucosamine, or to any
of the excipients.
This product should not be given to patients
who allergic to shellfish.
- Before you start to use it
This product should only be used under
medical supervision in pregnancy and
lactating mothers. Administration during the
first 3 months of pregnancy must be
- Taking other medicines
Glucosamine may reduce the effectiveness
of antidiabetic agent such as Acarbose,
Acetohexamide, Chlorpropamide, Glipizide,
Glyburide, Metformin, Miglitol,
Pioglitazone, Repaglinide, Rosiglitazone,
Glimepiride, Tolbutamide and Troglitazone.
Glucosamine may also reduce the
effectiveness of anticancer agent such as
Doxorubicin, Etoposide and Teniposide.
Concomitant use of Glucosamine
potentiates the effect of Warfarin.
How to take Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule
- How much to take
Initial: Take 2 tablets/ 1 capsule 3 times a
day before food.
The initial therapy should be taken for at
least 3 months (or as directed by healthcare
professional) before noticing improvement.
Maintenance: Take 2 tablets 2 times a day/
1 capsule 2 times a day before food.
Following the initial 3 months therapy,
dose can be increased or decreased based
on individual response.
- When to take it
May be taken before food.
- How long to take it
Take as directed by your doctor or
- If you forget to take it
If you forget to take Flexijoint Tablet /
Capsule, take it as soon as you remember.
Never double up on the next dose to make
up for the one missed.
- If you take too much (overdose)
No cases of accidental overdose are known
or have been reported.
While you are using Flexijoint Tablet/
- Things you must do
To treats the underlying cause of
osteoarthritis, it is advisable to take a pain
killer or anti-inflammatory drug if required
during the first 2 to 3 weeks of therapy as
the therapeutic effect can only be seen
after 2 to 3 weeks.
A doctor should be consulted in order to
exclude the presence of other joint
conditions/diseases for which an
alternative treatment should be considered.
- Things you must not do
Safety and effectiveness have not been
established in children, therefore children
should avoid using it.
- Things to be careful of
The administration in patients with severe
liver or kidney failure should be made
under medical supervision.
Cardiovascular: Peripheral oedema,
tachycardia were reported.
Central nervous system: Drowsiness,
headache, insomnia have been observed
Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting,
diarrhoea, dyspepsia or epigastric pain,
constipation, heartburn and anorexia have
been described rarely during oral therapy
Skin: Skin reactions such as erythema and
pruritus have been reported.
You may report any side effects or adverse
drug reactions directly to the National Centre
for Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring by
calling Tel: 03-78835550, or visiting the
website npra.moh.gov.my (Public Reporting
Medicinal Problems / Side Effects / AEFI /
Storage and Disposal of Flexijoint Tablet/
Store below 30°C.
Protect from light, heat and moisture.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not take this after the expiry date. An
expiry date is printed on the label and box of
- What it looks like
Flexijoint Tablet is a white coloured, round
and uncoated tablet with score on one side.
Flexijoint Capsule is a white and red
coloured capsule containing white coloured
Flexijoint Tablet contains Glucosamine
Flexijoint Capsule contains Glucosamine
Vinyl Pyrrolidone (Plasdone S630),
Synthetic Precipitated Silica (Flo-Gard),
Sodium Starch Glycolate, Magnesium
Stearate, Microcrystalline cellulose (Avicel
Magnesium Stearate, Sorbitol Powder.
- MAL Number:
Flexijoint 250mg Tablet: MAL07091081X
Flexijoint 500mg Capsule: MAL07091075X
Manufacturer and Product Registration
WINWA MEDICAL SDN. BHD.
1952, Lorong I.K.S. Bukit Minyak 3,
Taman I.K.S. Bukit Minyak,
14000 Bukit Mertajam,
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Date of revision
Consumer Medication Information Leaflet