Adequan Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is the only FDA-approved injectable, disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) that inhibits cartilage loss in the dog's joint, and may help to: restore join lubrication, relieve inflammation and renew the building blocks of healthy cartilage. It's recommended for intramuscular injection for the control of signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial joints.
What is Adequan Canine Injection Vial for Dogs?
Adequan Canine for dogs is used to control symptoms associated with degenerative or traumatic arthritis. It is an injectable polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) and is the only FDA approved product of its type.
Who is Adequan Canine Injection Vial for Dogs for?
Adequan is for dogs suffering from inflammation, joint pain, and other symptoms caused by canine arthritis is for all ages and breeds.
Why use Adequan Canine Injection Vial for Dogs?
Adequan is good for post-surgery treatment and improves mobility in just a short period of time. Adequan also helps control the signs of degenerative joint disease and traumatic joint arthritis in dogs.
How does Adequan Canine Injection Vial for Dogs work?
Adequan Canine increases the thickness of joint (synovial) fluid, reduces inflammation, helps produce healthy joint fluid and increases the production of cartilage.
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How is Adequan Canine Injection Vial for Dogs sold?
Adequan is sold as a single 100 mg/ml 5 ml vial or a pack of two 100 mg/ml 5 ml vials.
What are the side effects of Adequan Canine Injection Vial for Dogs?
Adequan canine side effects included transient pain at the injection site (1 incident), transient diarrhea (1 incident each in 2 dogs), and abnormal bleeding (1 incident). These effects were mild and self-limiting and did not require interruption of therapy.
What special precautions are there?
Do not use in dogs showing hypersensitivity to PSGAG, a synthetic heparinoid. Do not use in dogs with known or suspected bleeding disorders. Use with caution in dogs with renal or hepatic impairment.
In case of overdose contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Adequan Canine Injection Vial for Dogs?
Store vials at controlled room temperature up to 25°C (77°F)
The effects of this inflammation treatment are visible in activity level and playfulness after several treatments.
The recommended dose of Adequan® Canine is 2 mg/lb body weight (.02 mL/lb, or 1 mL per 50 lb) by intramuscular injection only, twice weekly for up to 4 weeks (maximum of 8 injections). Do not exceed the recommended dose or therapeutic regimen.
Do not mix Adequan® Canine with other drugs or solvents.
Adequan contains 100 mg of polysulfated glycosaminoglycan and 0.9% v/v benzyl alcohol (a preservative). Other ingredients include water, sodium hydroxide, and/or hydrochloric acid added when necessary to adjust pH. Sodium chloride may also be added to adjust tonicity.