Adequan® Canine Injectable for Dogs
Adequan® Canine is an injectable medication that works to reduce inflammation and increases the thickness of joint (synovial) fluid. It is commonly used to treat symptoms associated with non-infectious degenerative or traumatic arthritis and following surgical procedures involving a joint.
Proteolytic enzyme inhibitor, Chondroprotectant
American Regent Animal Health
Product Description & Form
Adequan® 100 mg/ml Canine 5 ml ( 1ct & 2 ct): Colorless solution. (NDC 10797-0975-02)
- Only FDA-approved disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD)
- Inhibits cartilage loss in the dog's synovial joint
- Helps to restore joint lubrication, relieve inflammation, and renew the building blocks of healthy cartilage
- Good for post-surgery treatment
Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG)
Benzyl alcohol, water.
Administer as directed by your veterinarian. Use aseptic techniques when withdrawing each dose to decrease the possibility of post-injection bacterial infections. Adequately clean and disinfect the stopper prior to entry with a sterile needle and syringe. Injectable medications require needles and syringes. Those items are purchased separately. Please ask your veterinarian for a recommendation for the correct needle/syringe sizes for your pet. Use only sterile needles/syringes and use each needle/syringe only once. Dispose the needle/syringe immediately in a proper sharps disposal container. Sharps containers are sold separately.
Use vial within 28 days of first puncture and puncture a maximum of 10 times.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Possible side effects were mild and included pain at injection site and diarrhea. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with Adequan: anticoagulants, antiplatelet agents, corticosteriods, heparin, and low molecular weight heparin. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Adequan® Canine should not be used in dogs showing hypersensitivity to PSGAG or in dogs with known or suspected bleeding disorders. It should be used with caution in dogs with renal or hepatic impairment. Safety studies in breeding, lactating, or pregnant dogs have not been conducted.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform Vetsource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact American Regent Animal Health at 800-458-0163 or Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at 68°F to 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted to 59°F to 86°F. Avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures above 104°F (up to 24 hours). Protect from freezing. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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