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Artron A Glucosamine Sulfate 1500mg 20 Sachets

Artron A Glucosamine Sulfate 1500mg 20 Sachets

Artron A Glucosamine Sulfate 1500mg 20 Sachets

Glucosamine sulfate

ARTRON A 1500 mg powder in a sachet

Glucosamine sulfate

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist have told you.  

- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.

- You must talk to a doctor if your symptoms do not improve or start worsening after 30-60 days.

What is in this leaflet?

1. What is ARTRON A and what is it used for ?

2. What you need to know before you take ARTRON A  

3. How to take ARTRON A  

4. Possible side effects  

5. How to store ARTRON A

6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What is ARTRON A and what is it used for?

ARTRON A contains glucosamine sulfate, which belongs to a group of medicines called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents.

ARTRON A is used for the treatment of pain symptoms of osteoarthritis and for the improvement of joint mobility.

2. What you need to know before you take ARTRON A  

Do not take ARTRON A if you are allergic to:

- glucosamine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);

- shellfish, because glucosamine is derived of shellfish.

Warnings and precautions  

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking ARTRON A if:

- you suffer from asthma: when you are starting glucosamine, you should be aware of potential worsening of your symptoms;

- you are on a controlled sodium diet(reduced sodium intake);

- you have impaired glucose tolerance (a pre-diabetic state): in this case closer monitoring of blood sugar levels may be necessary at the beginning and at the end of the treatment;

- you have serious liver and/or kidney problems.

Children and adolescents

ARTRON A should not be used in children and adolescents below the age of 18 years.

Other medicines and ARTRON A

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.  

Tell your doctor before you take ARTRON A if you are taking some of these medicines:    

- drugs used to prevent blood clotting (anticuagulants such as warfarin and acenocoumarol);

- tetracyclines antibiotics.

Steroidal and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or painkillers can be taken together with ARTRON A.   

ARTRON A with foods, drinks and alcohol

ARTRON A should be preferably taken at meals.

Pregnancy and, breast-feeding and fertility

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

ARTRON A should not be taken during pregnancy and breast-feeding.                

Driving and operating machines    

No studies on the effects of this product on the ability to drive and operate machines have been performed. However, if headaches, somnolence, tiredness, dizziness or visual disturbances are experienced, driving a car or operating machinery is not recommended.    

 ARTRON A contains:

• sorbitol (E420). Sorbitol can cause gastrointestinal malaise and can have a slight laxative effect.  

• sodium. This medicine contains 161 mg of sodium (the main ingredient in the cooking / table salt) in each sachet. This quantity is equivalent to 8% of the recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sodium for an adult.

3. How to take ARTRON A?

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.  

The recommended dose is:

Adults, including the elderly: The dose is the content of one sachet (1500mg glucosamine sulfate) daily, preferably at meals. Dissolve the powder from the sachet in a glass of water and drink.

Glucosamine is not indicated for the treatment of acute painful symptoms. Relief of symptoms (especially pain relief) may not be experienced until after some weeks of treatment or sometimes even longer. If no relief of your symptoms is experienced after 2-3 months, continued treatment of glucosamine should be reevaluated by your doctor.

Use in children and adolescents

ARTRON A should not be used in children and adolescents below the age of 18 years.

Patients with impaired renal and/or liver function

No dose recommendation can be given since there have been no studies on the product's effects in such patients.

If you take more ARTRON A than you should

If you take more ARTRON A than you should, you must consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

If you forget to take ARTRON A

Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten one.


If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The adverse events are presented according to MedDRA system organ classification within each frequency area in an increasing degree of severity: Very common (≥ 1/10), common (≥1/100 to <1/10), uncommon (≥ 1/1 000 to < 1/100), rare (≥ 1/10 000 to < 1/1 000), very rare (< 1/10 000), not known (cannot be estimated from the available data).

Common: headache, somnolence, fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, abdominal pain, indigestion

Uncommon: erythema (redness of the skin), itching, skin rash.

Not known: allergic reactions, dizziness, visual disturbances, hair loss.

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects, not listed in this leaflet. You can also report adverse reactions directly through the national system for reporting directly to the Bulgarian Drug Agency, Damyan Gruev Str., No 8, 1303 Sofia, tel. +359 2 8903417, website www.bda.bg. By reporting adverse reactions, you can do your part in the obtaining of more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store ARTRON A

Keep this medicine out of reach of children.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton or on the sachet. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.

Do not use this medicine if you notice any visible signs of deterioration.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information

What ARTRON A contains  

- The active ingrediente is: Glucosamine sulfate (1500 mg). Each sachet contains 1884 mg of glucosamine sulfate sodium chloride, which is equivalent to glucosamine sulfate (1500 mg) and sodium chloride (384 mg).

- Excipients are: sorbitol (E 420), citric acid, sodium cyclamate, raspberry flavouring (flavoring agents, corn maltodextrin, gum arabic).

What ARTRON A looks like and contents of the pack

ARTRON A is an almost to fully white powder with raspberry odour, contained in single-dose sachet.

Each pack contains 20 sachets and a package leaflet.  


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  • Brand: FORTEX
  • Product Code: Artron-A-Glucosamine-Sulfate-1500mg-20-Sachets
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  • £28.89
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