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Chondroitin, Glucosamine, & PI's
Mar 15, 2000

I am currently on Fortovase, Norvir, Zerit, Epivir, and Paxil. I have for some time experienced grinding and stiffness in my knees (I am 49), and am considering using chondroitin and/or glucosamine to protect them. Is there any research contraindicating using these additives?

Thanks in advance!


Response from Dr. Dieterich

Dear Bill,

I am not aware of any studies, but these are proteins and the likelihood of their interfering with your medicine is very low. I do not think it should be a problem. My orthopedist reccommended it for me and I have been taking chondrotin for several years ( I am also 49). I think it helps! Good luck! Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

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