Prescription Adequan is an injectable medication administered by veterinarians to treat the symptoms of non-infectious degenerative or traumatic arthritis in dogs. This medicine eases pain and swelling while also treating the disease.
• Eases symptoms of traumatic and non-infectious arthritis
• For dogs only
• Intramuscular injectable medicine administered by your veterinarian
Adequan not only treats symptoms of certain types of arthritis, it also modifies the disease. The active ingredient, polysulfated glycosaminoglycan, is a Disease-Modifying Osteoarthritis Drug (DMOAD). This powerful, FDA-approved agent reduces symptoms and treats the disease by reducing joint damage and repairing damaged cartilage. Because this medication is formulated as an intramuscular injection, you must make an appointment with your veterinarian who will administer the injection. Your dog may require several injections over a specific period of time.
• Talk to your veterinarian before using this product.
• Contact your veterinarian to arrange a dosing schedule.
• Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
For additional information about Adequan, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Adequan Canine Injection for Dogs by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Adequan Canine Injection, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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You can find a package label which provides more detailed information on Adequan Canine’s indications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the link below:
Adequan Canine's package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet’s veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Adequan Canine Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan intramuscular injection for dogs.
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VetRxDirect's professional staff will provide answers to any relevant questions about this product. Specific questions related to dosages and recommendations are best answered by your pet's veterinarian.
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Is it possible to notify me when this product becomes available? Also may I ask to have 2 Rx held for me, and I will have my vet fax over a script. He is trying to purchase it also, as my dog needs help badly. I purchase other medicines for my pets from your site also. Thank you.
We do not have a mechanism for making notifications once a product becomes available again. We do update the website regularly, and as soon as it is available again, we will update the website. Adequan is being produced again, but it will take some time for them to catch up with the demand for the product.
My cat needs Adequan. We are currently out of medication. Our vet also has none. When will this be available. I need shipment now.
As we understand it, from information provided on adequan's website, the new manufacturer has begun making the medication again. However, the manufacturer has not provided a time frame for general availability of the product. We will update our website as soon as we are able to stock adequan again.
Currently, the best source of information on the availablity of Adequan is to visit http://www.adequan.com/ where you can find a press release from Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Adequan. You will also find a link where you can sign up to receive more information and updates as it becomes available.
Until then, we recommend talking to your veterinarian about the best alternatives to Adequan for your pet.