About Adequan Canine

What is Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan)?
How fast does Adequan Canine work?
How does the cost of Adequan Canine compare to joint supplements and other treatments?
Can Adequan Canine be used in cats?

Why Adequan Canine

How is Adequan Canine different from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)?
Why did my veterinarian recommend treatment for my dog who started showing clinical signs?
How is Adequan Canine different from products I can buy over the counter?

How Adequan Canine is used

What is the treatment protocol for a dog starting with Adequan Canine?
Why is Adequan Canine administered as a series of injections?
Why did my veterinarian prescribe another series of injections for my dog? What does “maintenance” mean in this context?
Can Adequan Canine be used with other arthritis products?

Product details*

Can I still use an expired vial if it’s unopened? What about if the expired vial is opened with a lot of product left?
I have an opened vial that is not expired, but hasn’t been used in a while. Can I still use it?
What should I do if my veterinarian has prescribed an alternate route of administration or a regimen that differs from Adequan Canine published information?
Where do I administer the injection?
A dose was missed and the 4-week regimen was not finished. Can the regimen just be restarted?
Do I have to keep Adequan Canine refrigerated?
What should I do if my veterinarian provided storage information that differs from the Adequan Canine published information?
What should I do if Adequan Canine product was shipped in a method that differs from the recommended storage?

Safety information

What is the current Important Safety Information (ISI)?

For more information

Who can I call with questions about Adequan Canine?
Can dog owners purchase Adequan Canine directly from American Regent Animal Health?
Need assistance or want more details?

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  1. Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) NADA 141-038 FOI Summary, 1997.
  2. Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), Package Insert. American Regent, Inc.

*Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.