Will Taking 500mg Of Glucosamine Daily Inhibit Birth Control?

Question

Asked by Jannet

Will Taking 500mg Of Glucosamine Daily Inhibit Birth Control?

I have been starting to run again and my knees have been bothering me. A friend who works out a lot suggested Glucosamine.

I decided to start taking it and around the same time I have noticed that I am spotting lightly. I am wondering if it could be caused by the glucosamine and or if it will interfere with the birth control I am taking (which the doctor told me is a lighter dosage of hormones - Alesse is the brand)

Thank you

Answer

Hi Jannet

This is a good question for your doctor. The issue with supplements is that there may be scant information about any possible interactions with other medications.

I found this information about glucosamine and there doesn't seem to be any known interactions.

I would bet that the spotting probably has more to do with your birth control pill. This is a common side effect to most of the birth control pills.

But to make sure you should contact your doctor on this. If you can tell us what the doctor says.

Thank you for your question.

Answered by Merely Me