Glucosamine - properties, pharmacological action and application in treatment. Part II. Glucosamine - clinical study, pharmacological action and available preparations
Cecylia Mielczarek, Elżbieta Brzezińska, Dorota Kusztal
Zakład Chemii Analitycznej, Katedra Chemii Medycznej Wydziału Farmaceutycznego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi
Interest in glucosamine has inspired to conduct numerous studies on its pharmacological efficacy. Characteristics of the glucosamine is formed on the basis of clinical study results, mechanism of action and studies on the safety of the compound. Many preparations of glucosamine had been introduced to the market of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics before the substance was meticulously examined. Due to development of researches on glucosamine and growing number of positive results of studies on this substance number of glucosamine preparations is increasing. Many of them consists other compounds which enhance the glucosamine action.
Key words: glucosamine sulphate, glucosamine hydrochloride, degenerative arthropathy