Flexijoint

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule
    Malaysia
  • Language:
  • English

Status

  • Source:
  • NPRA - National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency - Bahagian Regulatori Farmasi Negara
  • Authorization number:
  • MAL07091081, MAL07091075
  • Last update:
  • 28-05-2018

Patient Information leaflet: composition, indications, side effects, dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, pregnancy, lactation

(RiMUP)

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/

Capsule

4. How to take Flexijoint Tablet/ Capsule

5. While you are using it

6. Side Effects

7. Storage and Disposal of Flexijoint

Tablet/ Capsule

8. Product Description

9. Manufacturer and Product Registration

Holder

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

avoided.

- 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

pharmacist.

- 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/

Capsule

- 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.

Side Effects

Cardiovascular: Peripheral oedema,

tachycardia were reported.

Central nervous system: Drowsiness,

headache, insomnia have been observed

rarely.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, vomiting,

diarrhoea, dyspepsia or epigastric pain,

constipation, heartburn and anorexia have

been described rarely during oral therapy

with Glucosamine.

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 /

Vaccine Safety).

Storage and Disposal of Flexijoint Tablet/

Capsule

Storage

Store below 30°C.

Protect from light, heat and moisture.

Keep out of reach of children.

Disposal

Do not take this after the expiry date. An

expiry date is printed on the label and box of

the medicine.

Product Description

- 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

fine powder.

Ingredients

Active ingredient

Flexijoint Tablet contains Glucosamine

Sulphate 250mg.

Flexijoint Capsule contains Glucosamine

Sulphate 500mg.

Inactive Ingredients

Flexijoint Tablet

Vinyl Pyrrolidone (Plasdone S630),

Synthetic Precipitated Silica (Flo-Gard),

Sodium Starch Glycolate, Magnesium

Stearate, Microcrystalline cellulose (Avicel

PH 101).

Flexijoint Capsule

Magnesium Stearate, Sorbitol Powder.

- MAL Number:

Flexijoint 250mg Tablet: MAL07091081X

Flexijoint 500mg Capsule: MAL07091075X

Manufacturer and Product Registration

Holder

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

2/10/ 2017

Serial Number:

NPRA(R4/1)290917/00259

X.C5FJ-PIL.01

Consumer Medication Information Leaflet