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Adequan Injectable For Dogs

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Product Details

Adequan is a great option to help manage your pets 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.

Formulated for: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 pets 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 Canine

Dose and Administration:Give Adequan only according to your veterinarians 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.
SKU: RX238

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        4.0

        Seems to work well.

        By PeterPags

        from Virginia

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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              Comments about Adequan Injectable For Dogs:

              Within 24hrs my dog seems better. She limps less and her very arthritic stifle joint bothers her less. She is more mobile and moves easier. It has really helped her a lot. You must give an injection once a week but that's ok. Apparently dogs do not absorb glucosomine well from their GI tracts.

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              4.0

              Adequan Injectable for osteoarthritis

              By Sarah

              from Albany, NY

              About Me Veterinarian

              Pros

              • Easy To Administer
              • Minimal Side Effects

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                • Arthritic dogs

                Comments about Adequan Injectable For Dogs:

                Easy to administer. Somewhat prolonged loading period, but infrequent administration once loading dose is reached.

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                5.0

                Adequan or DOCP for addisons disease

                By Schatzes mumma

                from portland, or

                About Me Long-time Pet Owner

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Long-Lasting

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                  Best Uses

                  • Younger Pets

                  Comments about Adequan Injectable For Dogs:

                  we just found out our 3 1/2yr rotty has addisons disease and has to have 92mg Not 100mg DOCP or adequan injections....

                  she has had this once already and it seriously helped her, she has never looked her best since shes been treated, we thought she was going to die but since having this and prednisone tabs shes looking so young again....i think this is her lifesaver....except we need 92mg not 100mg...???

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                  4.0

                  Works better on younger dogs.

                  By Nicki the Dog Lover

                  from Chesapeake, OH

                  About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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                        Comments about Adequan Injectable For Dogs:

                        Adequan works great on my 10 year old dog but not so well on my 16 year old dog. My 10 year old has arthritis, elbow dysplasia, and has broken her front foot. It helped her after just 3 doses. My 16 year old has had an ACL repair and arthritis but she is losing muscle tone in her hind legs. It did not help her at all after 4 weeks of doses.

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                        5.0

                        Great!!

                        By Lulu's mama

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Gentle
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • No Side Effects

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                          • Older Pets

                          Comments about Adequan Injectable For Dogs:

                          This has really helped my 10 year old dog feel better. She is back to going up and down our stairs and seems to have more hip mobility.

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