Adequan is a great option to help manage your pet’s arthritis and joint problems. This is an injectable medication. Your veterinarian will tell you what size needle and syringe to use (sold separately).
What is Adequan? a medication that is given as an injection. It works by helping to protect cartilage. It is a good treatment option for pets with degenerative and traumatic arthritis and for pets with other joint problems when used as directed by a veterinarian.
What are the benefits of Adequan?
- Safe and effective treatment option for canine arthritis and other joint problems.
- Injections help to repair damaged joints.
- Contains polysulfated glycosaminoglycans which are used by the body to produce cartilage.
Adequan is labeled for dogs. How is this medication given?
Only use Adequan under the supervision or your veterinarian. Always follow his/her precise directions.
Injections are usually given intramuscularly (IM). Your veterinarian will teach you how to give injections correctly or he/she may want to give the injections.
Multiple injections are usually administered over several weeks according to the protocol your veterinarian follows. Always call your veterinarian if you have any questions. How does this medication work?
Adequan inhibits the enzymes that cause destruction of cartilage. This helps to reduce inflammation and increase the fluid around the cartilage and joints. This is called synovial fluid. What results can I expect?
Adequan should start to work within 2 hours of giving an injection and stays active for up to 4 days after each injection. Injections are given in a series as prescribed by your veterinarian. It may take up to 4 weeks to see an improvement in your pet’s arthritic symptoms and he/she should start to feel better within this period of time. What form(s) does Adequan come in?
This is an injectable liquid.Generic Name:
Injectable polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) Common Brand Name:
Adequan CanineDose and Administration:
Give Adequan only according to your veterinarian’s instructions. Do not administer unless your veterinarian teaches you how to give injections properly. It is recommended to give injections intramuscularly (IM). Your veterinarian may prefer to give the injections himself/herself. A series of injections are usually given over several weeks. Uses:
Adequan is used in the management of degenerative and traumatic arthritis. It can also help with some other joint problems. It helps to protect the joints which may help with arthritis and other joint problems. Possible Side Effects:
Side effects are rare possible. The most common problems associated with Adequan are pain/swelling at the injection site or blood clotting problems. Decreased blood clotting can cause nose bleeds or gastrointestinal bleeding which can cause bloody stool or vomiting. Some dogs are allergic to Adequan but this is not common. Contact your veterinarian right away if your pet is acting unusual after an injection is given. Drug and Food Interactions:
Discuss all medications and supplements your pet is taking with your veterinarian. Drugs that can affect blood clotting(ex. heparin,warfarin) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may interact. Other drug interactions are possible.Precautions:
Pets with bleeding disorders, kidney disease, and liver disease may have a higher risk of side effects. Discuss the risks and benefits with yourveterinarian. Breeding, lactating, and pregnant dogs should not use Adequan or caution should be used at the discretion of your veterinarian. Storage:
Store in a safe place at room temperature.A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Adequan.