Adequan Canine And Adequan Equine Offer Arthritis
Relief For Dogs And Horses
Adequan is a drug developed to help ease the suffering
of animals that are afflicted with osteoarthritis, the
same kind of arthritis that can affect humans. This
is a painful stiffening of the joints and with Adequan
Canine, for dogs, or Adequan Equine, for horses,
the suffering can be eased significantly. This can help
an animal rebound to their more natural state without
the pain that was slowing them down and making their
Adequan is given as an injection and requires a prescription
from your veterinarian. A syringe will also be needed
in order to administer this medicine. By working on
both the cartilage and joint fluid, this medicine can
reduce painful inflammation. It is sometimes also used
after surgeries to help reduce severe pain, particularly
in horses. Your veterinarian will be able to instruct
you on the proper way to administer this drug for your
dog or horse.
For horses or dogs in their later stages of life, degenerative
and traumatic arthritis can severely affect their quality
of life. By choosing the type of Adequan that works
for their species, owners are able to address this pain
and help provide genuine relief. This medication is
typically given twice a week for up to 4 weeks, but
your veterinarian will have specific instructions for
you to follow.
As a special note for horse owners, Adequan Equine
is often a solution to help address lameness in horses
associated with carpal or hock joints.
This medication can make a huge difference in the lives
of the pets who are treated with it and owners frequently
report that their dog or horse has seemed to gain back
years of its life in terms of vitality. It is important
to watch for rare, but possible side effects and contact
your veterinarian if you encounter any problems.
Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) Solution
Adequan Canine (Luitpold)
What is this medication used for
Adequan Canine is recommended for intramuscular injection
for the control of signs associated with non-infectious
degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial
Adequan Canine is a prescription medication available
as 100mg/ ml multi-dose vial.
How this medicine should be used
Adequan Canine is FDA approved for use in veterinary
medicine. The usual dose in dogs is 2mg/ lb by intramuscular
injection only, twice a week for up to 4 weeks. Do not
exceed the recommended dose or therapeutic regimen.
Do not mix Adequan Canine with other drugs or solvents.
What are the side effects
Side effects that may occur include transient pain at
the site of the injection, transient diarrhea, and abnormal
What special precautions are there
This medication should not be used in dogs allergic
to it. Do not use in dogs with known or suspected bleeding
disorders. Studies to establish the safety of Adequan
Canine in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs have
not been conducted. Use with caution in dogs with kidney
or liver impairment.
In the event of an overdose
Contact your veterinarian.
How should I store this medication
Store this medication at room temperature (64º
and 77ºF). Throw away any medication that is outdated
or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the
reach of children and pets.