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What is Adequan Canine used for?
Adequan Canine is an injectable solution used to control the signs of degenerative joint disease and traumatic arthritis.
Brand Name: Adequan Canine
Medication Name: polysulfated glycosaminoglycans
Is a generic equivalent available? No.
Benefits: Promotes healthy cartilage in the joints
May improve range of motion
How it works:
Adequan Canine contains polysulfated glycosaminoglycans, which are used by the body to make cartilage. When injected intramuscularly, it helps promote the formation of healthy cartilage and joint fluid and supports the body’s natural joint repair process.
What you should know:
Adequan Canine can improve the signs associated with arthritis, but multiple injections may be necessary to achieve maximum results. Syringes and needles must be purchased separately.
If you miss a dose:
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember.
Adequan Canine should not be used in:
Adequan Canine should not be used in dogs with hypersensitivity to polysulfated glycosaminoglycans or in dogs with bleeding disorders. The safe use of Adequan Canine in pregnant dogs, dogs used for breeding purposes, or in lactating bitches has not been established.
Possible side effects:
The use of Adequan Canine may result in transient pain at the injection site, diarrhea and abnormal bleeding. If you observe any of these side effects, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.