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Condrosan 400 Bioiberica

Condrosan®

Condrosan® is indicated for symptomatic osteoarthritis treatment.

Information updated January 2019.

Composition and dose

Condrosan® contains chondroitin sulphate as an active substance, in boxes with 60, 400-mg hard gelatin capsules.

The recommended dose is 2 capsules per day, preferably taken at one time, for at least 3 months.

Condrosan® is a prescription drug, financed by Social Security, registered in Spain by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS).

It is also approved in other countries under the brand name Cartexan®. Please contact us for more information.  

Efficacy and safety

Recent clinical studies in patients with osteoarthritis demonstrate that treatment with chondroitin sulphate decreases the symptoms of osteoarthritis, such as pain and functional deficits, significantly more than the placebo and comparable to celecoxib, after 6 months of treatment, improving the movement of the affected joints, as such it is considered as a core treatment for osteoarthritis1,2. Various clinical studies have also shown that treatment with chondroitin sulphate significantly reduces the loss of cartilage volume after 12 months of treatment compared to celecoxib1. All this helps to improve the quality of life for patients with osteoarthritis.

This drug also features a carry over effect, so that the treatment effect lasts for 2 or 3 months after it is withdrawn3.

Additionally, the safety of chondroitin sulphate has been proven according to the Cochrane review and epidemiological studies4-6.

References

1. Pelletier JP, et al. Arthritis Res Ther. 2016 Nov 3;18(1):256.

2. Bruyère O, et al. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2014 Dec;44(3):253-63.

3. Uebelhart D, et al. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2004 Apr;12(4):269-76.

4. de Abajo FJ, et al. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014 Nov;23(11):1128-38.

5. García-Poza P, et al. J Thromb Haemost. 2015 May;13(5): 708-18.

6. Singh JA, et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jan 28;1:CD005614.

To consult these studies on Condrosan®, apart from the additional bibliography and other relevant contents on osteoarthritis, you can visit www.condroproteccion.es.

Price

RRP Spain €14.91 (REFERENCE PRICE)

Condrosan® is financed by Social Security.