The Glycanrol Glucosamine Complex, or Glucophage, has been used for the treatment of osteoporosis for many years.
The Glycanrol Glucosamine Complex was first approved by the US FDA for osteoporosis in 1992.
Since then, Glucophage has received approval by the FDA as an adjunct to Metformin (an anti-diabetes medicine). Glucophage is a derivative of Glucosamine and a combination of the two is known as the Glucosamine Complex. This Glucosamine Complex is intended for the treatment of osteoporosis, but is available for other diseases as well.
Glucophage was first introduced for osteoporosis in Europe as Metformin. Both of these drugs are commonly prescribed for the prevention of obesity, and both are effective at slowing down the rate at which the body burns off calories. As with Metformin, Glucophage is also a potent anti-diabetic drug and is widely used in conjunction with other medications for this purpose.
In the United States, the Glycanrol Glucosamine Complex is not currently approved by the US FDA.
A generic version of the product was approved by the FDA in January 2020, although there may still be generic derivatives available. The FDA did not approve Glucophage for use in combination with Metformin, however, so it would be necessary to purchase Glucosamine Complex separately.
Glucophage works to increase the amount of glucose that is released by the liver and kidneys into the bloodstream by reducing the ability of the liver and kidneys to metabolize glycogen. Glycogen is a form of glucose that the body uses for energy. Glucose itself does not provide adequate amounts of energy for an average person. When the amount of glucose in the bloodstream exceeds the amount of glycogen that the body can produce, the body goes into starvation mode and will shut down its energy production process.
Glucosamine, on the other hand, provides an abundant supply of energy that the body requires for normal functioning. Glucosamine provides additional fuel for the muscles, tissues, and cells through its ability to absorb nutrients, increase their activity, and increase the number of ATP molecules that they contain.
Glucosamine is also able to stabilize the blood sugar levels in the blood stream, thereby increasing the stability of insulin resistance that is a major component of diabetic conditions.
Glucophage has no known interactions with other medications. Glucophage works very well with Metformin and other anti-diabetics, however.
If you are suffering from osteoporosis, and if you do not wish to take Glucophage, you might want to consider taking a more potent anti-diabetic such as Metformin. There are also some patients who take Glucosamine with Vitamin D. This combination works very well with Metformin, as well as some other anti-diabetics.
Glucophage is taken in its natural form; therefore, you do not need to take any type of prescription when taking it. It is very safe to take Glucophage without any type of prescription, but it is not advisable to take Glucophage if you are taking any other medications.
Glucophage is not available over the counter in the United States.
It must be bought as a prescription medication from a licensed Glucophage distributor. The Glucophage distributor must have a prescription from your doctor for you to buy Glucophage. Glucophage, as the active ingredients found in Glucophage cannot be purchased over the counter in the United States.
Glucophage is one of the most widely used drugs for both prevention and treatment of diabetes in Europe. Glucophage is very popular among diabetics in the United Kingdom, and many pharmacies there stock Glucophage in their pharmacies.
Glucophage has an outstanding safety record and most of the patients that take Glucophage with Metformin experience very few or no side effects. Glucophage can cause a mild increase in the level of cholesterol in the blood stream, and it may cause a decrease in the production of bile acids in the body, but these effects are relatively short term and mild.
Diabetes is a serious condition that is often fatal without proper management. As with most diseases, prevention and the treatment of diabetes are the key to maintaining a healthy life.