Nn Glucosamine

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • Nn Glucosamine Capsule
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Allopathic drug



  • Available in:
  • Nn Glucosamine Capsule
  • Language:
  • English


  • Source:
  • NPRA - National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency - Bahagian Regulatori Farmasi Negara
  • Authorization number:
  • MAL07010937
  • Last update:
  • 28-05-2018

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

Consumer Medication Information Leaflet(RiMUP)


Glucosamine sulphate (500mg)


What is in this leaflet

What Nn Glucosamine is used for

How Nn Glucosamine works

Before you use Nn Glucosamine

How to use Nn Glucosamine

While you are using Nn Glucosamine

Side effects

Storage and Disposal of Nn


Product description

Manufacturer and Product Registration


Date of revision

What Nn Glucosamine is used for

It is used as adjuvant therapy for

osteoarthritis (degeneration of joint

cartilage and the underlying bone).

How Nn Glucosamine works

Glucosamine is effective in all forms of

degenerative bone and joint diseases, both

long and short term, with elimination or

reduction of joint pains, improvement of

joint functions and inhibition or regression

of the degenerative process. It also has

lubricant activity by increasing synovial

fluid production.

Before you use Nn Glucosamine

- When you must not use it

- allergic to glucosamine and shellfish.

- Before you start to use it

Glucosamine sulphate is a causal therapy

and the effect is only seen after a week.

Therefore, it is advisable to include an

antiinflamatory medicine (in case of

severe pains) during the first days of


- Taking other medicines

Inform the doctor if you are taking

antidiabetic medicine (metformin,

tolbutamide, rosiglitazone). Glucosamine

is likely safe if diabetes is controlled by

one or two medicines, or by diet only. If

using insulin or have higher HbA1c levels,

monitor blood glucose levels closely.

Tell the doctor if you are taking any other

medicines, including any that you buy

without a prescription from a pharmacy,

supermarket or health food shop.

How to use Nn Glucosamine

- How much to use

Light to moderate symptoms – 1 capsule

twice daily for at least 6 weeks. Severe

symptoms – Initially, 1 capsule three

times daily is recommended during a

period of at least 8 weeks. Maintenance

treatment should be followed for 3 – 4

months (as directed by doctor) or

1 capsule taken twice daily.

- When to use it

Take the medicine 15 minutes before food.

- How long to use it

Treatment should be repeated every other

6 months or less as directed by doctor.

- If you forget to use it

Do not take a double dose to make up

for a forgotten tablet.

- If you use too much (overdose)

If taken too much Nn Glucosamine,

contact your doctor, an emergency

department or a poison center


While you are using Nn Glucosamine

- Things you must do

Inform doctor of medications that you are


- Things you must not do

Do not stop taking medication although

feeling better after a few days, until the

prescribed course is finished.

- Things to be careful of

If pregnant or breast-feeding during

treatment, stop taking Nn Glucosamine

unless advised by doctor.

Side effects

Like all medicines, Nn Glucosamine can

cause side effects, although not everybody

gets them. Visit your doctor or pharmacist

immediately if you experience any side

effects after taking this medicine. Swelling,

increased heart rate, drowsiness, headache,

difficulty sleeping, nausea, vomiting,

diarrhoea, gastric pain, indigestion,

constipation, heartburn, loss of appetite,

redness of the skin and itchiness.

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


Reporting Medicinal Problems /

Side Effects / AEFI / Vaccine Safety).

Storage and Disposal of Nn Glucosamine

- Storage

Keep container tightly closed. Store in

cool, dry place below 30

C. Protect from

llight. Keep out of reach of children.

- Disposal

Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of

medicines no longer required.

Product description

- What it looks like

Ivory opaque cap/ivory opaque body

vegetable capsules.

- Ingredients:

- Active ingredient: glucosamine


- Inactive ingredients: talc, cornstarch,

magnesium stearate and aerosil.

- MAL number:


Manufacturer and Product Registration


Prime Pharmaceutical Sdn. Bhd.

1505, Lorong Perusahaan Utama 1

Taman Perindustrian Bukit Tengah

14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.

Date of revision


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