Adequan

Adequan

The FDA-approved formula that’s never been duplicated.

Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is the only FDA-approved injectable, disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) that inhibits cartilage loss in the dog’s joint, and may help to:

  • Restore joint lubrication
  • Relieve inflammation
  • Renew the building blocks of healthy cartilage

*The specific mechanism of action of Adequan Canine in canine joints is not known.

Indications
Adequan® Canine is recommended for intramuscular injection for the control of signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial joints.

Important Safety Information
Adequan® Canine should not be used in dogs who are hypersensitive to PSGAG or who have a known or suspected bleeding disorder. It should be used with caution in dogs with renal or hepatic impairment. Adverse reactions in clinical studies (transient pain at injection site, transient diarrhea, and abnormal bleeding) were mild and self-limiting. In post approval experience, death has been reported in some cases; vomiting, anorexia, depression/lethargy and diarrhea have also been reported. The safe use of PSGAG in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. For additional safety information, please see.

Start with it:

  • Use Adequan Canine early, at the first clinical signs of Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) before it progresses and cartilage is irreversibly damaged.
  • Administer twice weekly for up to 4 weeks (maximum of 8 injections).
  • Should see signs of improvement within a month.

Stay with it:
Continue to prescribe as needed to control signs of arthritis.
IM delivery provides fast relief and reliable protection.

  • Within just 2 hours, Adequan Canine reaches all major synovial joints to help restore joint tissues that are damaged or inflamed — and lasts for approximately 3 days.
  • The exact mechanism of action in dogs is not known.

A comprehensive plan can help slow the progression of canine arthritis.

  • Talk to your veterinarian about a multi-modal plan that includes daily exercise, weight control and physical therapy.

How Adequan Canine Works

Reasons to reach for Adequan® Canine first.

  • rescribed for over 20 years to help control signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of canine synovial joints.
    • Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
  • Efficacy demonstrated in two studies, radiolabeled and clinical field trials.

Positive response as a sign of improvement

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The global spread of COVID-19 is a concern for everyone. I wanted to let you know that Greenway Pet Clinic has also taken some preventative measures to ensure everyone’s safety, clients and employees alike.

We are continuing to do curbside service only, with the exception of end of life appointments. We appreciate peoples understanding about not entering the clinic. It is for everyone’s safety to keep a distance and not be confined in a small space. We also ask that clients wear masks when interacting with the staff. We wear masks continually inside so we can provide care to your pets and not spread the virus between each other.

I ask that if you are sick, stay home and do not bring your pet in. Please find someone else to bring your pet in if he or she needs to be seen. I want to try to accommodate all our patients but won’t be able to do that if my staff and I get sick.

In addition to daily temperature checks upon starting a shift and wearing a mask, any staff member who starts to feel sick will be sent home and asked to go get tested. If they do have the Coronavirus, they will have to stay home a minimum of ten days or 24 hours past resolution of signs if longer than ten days.

I am not sure when this curbside protocol will end. Unfortunately, this pandemic is far from being under control. I am looking forward to the day when the infection rate is under control and we can again have some sense of normalcy.

Please be safe and take care, Carole Treat DVM