How long can a dog stay on Adequan? By administering Adequan® Canine twice weekly for up to 4 weeks (maximum of 8 injections), the drug levels are sustained in the synovial joints for an extended period of time —giving the active ingredients time in the joint to help slow the disease progression.
What are the side effects of Adequan for dogs? What are the side effects of Adequan? When administered by a licensed veterinarian, Adequan has very few side effects. The most commonly reported side effects were mild pain or swelling at the injection site, diarrhea, and delayed blood clotting that did not require treatment.
Is Adequan for dogs a steroid? How is Adequan® Canine different from a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)? Adequan® Canine is a prescription formulation PSGAG. It is a disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) which inhibits cartilage loss in a dog’s joints. The specific mechanism of action of Adequan® in canine joints is not known.
Can Adequan cause death in dogs? In post approval experience, death has been reported in some cases; vomiting, anorexia, depression/lethargy and diarrhea have also been reported.