ADEQUAN and your Dog or Horse:
ADEQUAN is composed by a Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan Solution 100 mg/mL in a 5 mL vial for intramuscular use in dogs and horses. ADEQUAN is characterized as a "disease modifying osteoarthritis drug".
To be Used in:
Dogs & Horses
Advantage of ADEQUAN:
ADEQUAN shows significant improvement for Dogs and horses with functional locomotion disability (arthritis, joint disease, lameness of the carpal joint).
How ADEQUAN works:
ADEQUAN (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is characterized as a "disease modifying osteoarthritis drug". ADEQUAN inhibit certain catabolic enzymes which have increased activity in inflamed joints, and degradation of cartilage in your or horse. ADEQUAN stops collagen degradation on your dog or horse. ADEQUAN inhibit some catabolic enzymes such as elastase, stromelysin, metalloproteases, cathepsin B1, and hyaluronidases, which degrade your dog or horse collagen , proteoglycans, and hyaluronic acid in degenerative joint disease. ADEQUAN effects include ability to stimulate the synthesis of protein, collagen, proteoglycans, and hyaluronic acid on your dog and/or horse.
Please consult your veterinarian or pharmacist before your dog or horse takes any other Prescription, Over-the-counter, vitamins or Herbal Medications.
What is ADEQUAN:
ADEQUAN is an intramuscular injection treatment for dog and horses containing a semi-synthetic glycosaminoglycan prepared by extracting glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) from bovine tracheal cartilage. The GAG present in ADEQUAN is principally chondroitin sulfate. ADEQUAN is recommended for non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction.
What I need to know about ADEQUAN:
ADEQUAN is an intramuscular injection. You need supply of Syringe 3cc W/ 22g x 3/4" Needle for ADEQUAN injection. Exist three types of ADEQUAN, canine; equine IM (IntraMuscular); equine IA (IntraArticular). ADEQUAN improve functionality on your dog and horse joints including hips, stifles, shoulders, hocks and elbows. ADEQUAN canine comes in boxes of two 100mg/ml x 5ml Vials, ADEQUAN IM equine comes in boxes of 7 100mg/ml x 5ml Vials or multi dose bottle 100mg/1ml 50ml. Do not mix ADEQUAN with any other drugs or solvents.
What I need to tell and ask my veterinarian if ADEQUAN is prescribe to my dog or horse:
If your veterinarian prescribe ADEQUAN to your dog or horse, comment with your vet if your dog or horse may have bleeding, clothing or coagulation disorders, is pregnant, have kidney or liver disease. Comment with your vet before ADEQUAN IM is indicated to horse intended for human consumption.
Indications for this drug:
Follow strictly the indications as your veterinarian gives on your prescription.
ADEQUAN Canine (intramuscular) is indicated for treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of dog's synovial joints.
ADEQUAN IM (intraMuscular) is indicated for the treatment of non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the hock and carpal joints in horses.
What I should do if my dog or horse suffer an overdose:
Call or Visit your nearest veterinary emergency center immediately.
During the trealtment:
Use ADEQUAN with caution in dogs with renal or hepatic impairment.
The safe use of ADEQUAN IM in mares during pregnancy or lactating newborn has not been evaluated.
Side Effects of ADEQUAN:
ADEQUAN canine side effects may included transient pain at the injection site, transient diarrhea, and abnormal bleeding.
There are no known contraindications to the use of ADEQUAN IM (intramuscular) in horses.
If during the treatment you have additional questions or concerns about your dog or horse and ADEQUAN please contact your veterinarian or pharmacist and they will assist you with the accurate answer.
Adequan® Canine Solution 100 mg/mL in a 5 mL preserved multiple dose vial, packaged 2 vials per box.
Adequan® Equine i.m. solution, 500 mg/5 mL is available in 5 mL glass vials, packaged in boxes of 7, and Multi-Dose solution, 100 mg/mL in 50 mL glass vials, packaged in boxes of 1.