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Glucosamine, Chondroitin, MSM and Boswellia Supplements for Joint Health Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

Glucosamine's Effect on Glaucoma

Question:
Is it true that taking glucosamine might make my glaucoma worse?

Answer:
A small study suggests that this is possible. It found that eye pressure increased when people with glaucoma or intraocular hypertension (high fluid pressure in the eye) took a glucosamine supplement, and decreased when the supplement was discontinued. For more about the study, see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Glucosamine and Chondroitin Review >>

Also, be aware that bitter orange, an ingredient found in some stimulant weight loss supplements, may also worsen a specific type of glaucoma.

See the Encyclopedia article about Glaucoma for more information.

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This CL Answer initially posted on 7/8/2015. Last updated 8/8/2017.

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