Arthrem® is a natural dietary supplement for maintaining and supporting joint health and mobility
Arthrem® is a dietary supplement for joint health containing a supercritical extract of the plant Artemisia annua. This herb, also known as sweet wormwood or qinghaosu, has been used in Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years.
Arthrem® has been clinically tested in New Zealand and shown to help support and maintain normal healthy function in stiff and worn or damaged joints.
Does Arthrem® have any side effects?
Some people have reported experiencing reflux (burping) although not all people find this unpleasant. If this is troublesome you can try keeping the capsules in the fridge or freezer and/or taking the capsules with food or a large glass of cold milk or water. As with any dietary supplement, we recommend customers stop taking the product if it makes them feel unwell.
There have been rare reports of allergic-type reactions after taking Arthrem® (fewer than 1 in 1000). If you do experience any of the following symptoms after taking Arthrem® we advise you stop taking the product immediately and seek medical attention as needed: rash, vomiting, extreme nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest tightness.
Can I take Arthrem® with other medications?
As with all dietary supplements, if you are taking prescription medication we recommend that you check with your doctor before using Arthrem®
Is Arthrem® safe?
In a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 12-week clinical trial, Arthrem® (1 capsule twice daily) was well tolerated with no treatment-related adverse events.
A long term safety extension study of the clinical trial showed that Arthrem® was well tolerated when taken for up to 9 months.
Each capsule contains 150 mg extract of Artemisia annua, grape-seed oil, glycerine and gelatine.
Adults: One capsule twice a day (morning and evening).
Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
It is recommended that Arthrem® capsules should not be taken:
- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, or in women intending to become pregnant
- By people with elevated liver enzymes, liver disease or liver cancer
- By children
- By people taking antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection
- By people who are taking drugs known to prolong the QT interval
Arthrem® capsules appear to be well tolerated when taken with a number of concomitant medications including proton pump inhibitors (e.g., omeprazole), NSAIDs, aspirin and paracetamol.
As with most supplements, patients are advised to discontinue use for 2 weeks before and after surgery.
In very rare cases customers have experienced allergic-type reactions after taking Arthrem® (fewer than 1 in 10,000). If you do experience any of the following symptoms after taking Arthrem® we advise you stop taking the product immediately and seek medical attention as needed: rash (itching all over), extreme nausea (feeling sick), stomach pain, pales stools, dark urine, the whites of the eyes turning yellow or the skin turning yellow (jaundice), dizziness, shortness of breath, chest tightness.
Disclaimer: The information on this website does not replace the individual advice and consultation of a doctor or pharmacist. This article is included in the interests of consumer health education and is not intended to imply that such ingredients have been approved under the Medicines Act for the prevention or treatment of specific diseases or medical conditions. Evaluation under the Medicines Act has not been undertaken. Individual Results will vary. You should seek appropriate healthcare professional advice for any medical condition. If symptoms continue you should also seek appropriate healthcare professional advice.