Adequan Injectable for Dogs is an injectable medication prescribed to help manage arthritis and joint problems in dogs. It may also help restore joint lubrication, relieve inflammation and renew the foundation of healthy cartilage. For over 20 years, this medication has been prescribed and trusted by veterinarians to help moderate signs connected with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial joints.
Adequan is recommended for the treatment of noninfectious degenerative and/or traumatic joint dysfunction and associated lameness of the carpal joint in dogs.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects are rare possible. The most common problems associated with Adequan are pain/swelling at the injection site or blood clotting problems. Decreased blood clotting can cause nose bleeds or gastrointestinal bleeding which can cause bloody stool or vomiting. Some dogs are allergic to Adequan but this is not common. Contact your veterinarian right away if your pet is acting unusual after an injection is given.
Drug & Food Interactions
Advise your vet of all medications and supplements your pet is taking. Drugs that can affect blood clotting (ex. heparin, warfarin) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may interact. Other drug interactions are possible.
Pets with bleeding disorders, kidney disease, and liver disease may have a higher risk of side effects. Breeding, lactating, and pregnant dogs should not be given Adequan.
Administer twice weekly for up to 4 weeks (maximum of 8 injections).
Store at 68° – 77°F. Excursions permitted to 59° – 86°F.