Glucosamine supplement sparks anaphylaxis: case

Within hours of taking the first dose, the woman developed an itchy rash that spread across her entire body
Staff writer

Patients should be warned about the risk of anaphylaxis when taking glucosamine and chondroitin, according to authors of a case report detailing a woman’s severe reaction to the popular supplement.

The 36-year-old patient had consulted a chiropractor for chronic lower back pain, who subsequently diagnosed her with lumbar degenerative joint disease.