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Adequan® Canine is the only FDA-approved, injectable, disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) for dogs in the US that inhibits enzymes that break down cartilage, so joint damage is reduced. Treatment with Adequan® Canine travels to the joint quickly ‐ within 2 hours ‐ and it stays in the joint for three days. Adequan® Canine is administered twice weekly for up to four weeks with a maximum of eight injections. You should see signs of improvement within a month.
Adequan® Canine is recommended for intramuscular injection for the control of signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial joints.
Adequan requires a prescription from your veterinarian. A syringe is needed, but not included in the package. Please see 3cc (3ml) luer slip syringe with 3/4" 25 g Needle.
Do not give this medication to breeding, pregnant, or lactating animals. Talk to your veterinarian before using in dogs with kidney or liver disease, or bleeding disorders. Not for use in dogs who are hypersensitive to Adequan or who have known or suspected bleeding disorders.
Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) Solution
Give the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
Side effects in clinical studies (pain at injection site, diarrhea and abnormal bleeding) were mild, transient and self-limiting. In post approval experience, death has been reported in some cases; vomiting, anorexia, depression/ lethargy and diarrhea have also been reported. Contact your veterinarian if you notice these symptoms.
Store Adequan at room temperature (64º-77º F). Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Adequan is given by intramuscular (IM, into the muscle) injection.
|Dogs:||All weights||Inject 2mg per lb given only by intramuscular (IM) injection twice a week for up to 4 weeks (a maximum of 8 injections)|
Adequan (for Dogs):
|Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan||100 mg|
|benzyl alcohol (a preservative)||0.9% v/v|