What is novovartalon?

Novovartalon® is a drug that results from thecombination of a natural chemical called glucosamine(1), intended to protect joints, and another synthetic chemical compound called meloxicam (selective COX-2 inhibitor)(2), which belongs to the line of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

To highlight: This medicine is commercially manufactured by the company namedASOFARMA DE MÉXICO, S.A. de C.V. (3)

What is novovtalon for?

  • Thanks to its active components, novovartalon®helps protect and regenerate the protective parts of the joint cavity, also reduces the pain caused by the lack of cartilage in the joints, achieving a progressive improvement of osteoarticular ailments.
  • It is used to treat:
    • Osteoarthritis and its progression.
    • Pain and inflammation caused by the degenerative process of osteoarthritis.

Dosage and routes of administration of novovartalon

Novovartalon® comes assachets containing glucosamine sulfate powder 1500 mg and meloxicam 15 mg. The administration of this medicine is by mouth and the recommended dosage is as follows:

  • Osteoarthritis: Consume one sachet diluted in water once a day, at the time desired by the patient for a continuous period of 3 to 6 months.

Novovartalon Side Effects

Therapeutic treatment with novovartalon® may cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain patient population :

  • Possible allergic reactions due to contact with any component of the formula.
  • Dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting , abdominal pain .
  • Transient liver function disease.
  • Constipation, diarrhea , belching, esophagitis , gastrointestinal ulcer .
  • Gastritis , colitis and hepatitis.
  • Macroscopic or occult gastrointestinal bleeding in the stool and intestinal perforation.
  • Headache, vertigo, tinnitus and drowsiness.
  • Anemia , hypertension and palpitation.
  • Urticaria, photosensitivity, erythema multiforme, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome .
  • Risk of alteration in the quantification of blood glucose .

Important: If any of the symptoms on this list appear during treatment with novovartalon®, please discontinue use and consult your doctor .

Contraindications and warnings of novovartalon

The use of novovartalon® is contraindicated in the following circumstances:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the formula’s components.
  • In patients with active gastric or duodenal ulcer.
  • In cases of severe hepatic renal insufficiency.
  • People with hives or rhinitis, caused by ASA and other NSAIDs.
  • During pregnancy and Breastfeeding without the authorization of the doctor.

You should know: Before starting treatment with novovartalon®, it is necessary to provide all the information about your health history to your doctor.

Avoid if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to meloxicam or other NSAIDs.
  • History of acute asthmatic episodes.
  • History of gastrointestinal disease.
  • Treatment with an anticoagulant drug.


  • Pharmaceutical products such as novovartalon® must be administered with a prescription or prescription.
  • In diabetic patients, constant monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions during treatment with novovartalon®.
  • Keep this product out of the reach of children.
  • Avoid self-medication.

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