Dona contains glucosamine sulfate which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic agents. Dona is used for the relief of symptoms in mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee, as diagnosed by your doctor.
How to Use
The dose is the content of one sachet (1500 mg glucosamine sulfate) daily, preferably at meals. Dissolve the powder from the sachet in a glass of water and drink.
The active substance is glucosamine sulfate. Each sachet contains 1884 mg glucosamine sulfate sodium chloride (equivalent to glucosamine sulfate 1500 mg and sodium chloride 384 mg). Glucosamine sulfate sodium chloride is the new name for crystalline glucosamine sulfate. The ingredient itself has not changed. The other ingredients are: aspartame (E951), macrogol 4000, citric acid (E330) and sorbitol (E420).
Consult your doctor before taking Dona:
- If you have diabetes; in this case closer monitoring of blood sugar levels and where relevant insulin requirements may be necessary at the beginning of the treatment and periodically during treatment with Dona.
- If you suffer from asthma; when starting on glucosamine, you should be aware of potential worsening of symptoms.
- If you have severe liver or kidney problems. I
- f you have high cholesterol levels in your blood.
- If you have intolerance to some sugars.
- If you are on a controlled sodium diet.
The presence of another joint disease, which would require alternative treatment, should be excluded.
If unusual signs or symptoms appear, or if any changed in the course of usual symptoms occur, the patient is recommended to consult the physician immediately.
Dona should not
be used in children and adolescents
below the age of 18 years.