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Used for: Joint health, Osteoarthritis
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What is Chondroitin for?

Chondroitin is a natural component of the cartilage, and is used as a supplement to maintain joint health and osteoarthritis. As you age, the cartilage in the joints wear out. Taking Chondroitin may potentially slow down the process of breaking down. 

How to use it?

Chondroitin is available as capsules. For supporting joint health, take 1200mg once daily for up to 2 years.

What are the side effects of Chondroitin?

Chondroitin is generally very safe and does not cause any side effects. There’s some reported cases of stomach discomfort, nausea and vomiting.

Who should not take Chondroitin?

  • Anyone who is allergic to any component of Chondroitin
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women and those who intend to become pregnant
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Where to buy Chondroitin in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Chondroitin can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.

For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Chondroitin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

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  • 1200mg (Capsules)
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