What is Adequan i.m. Equine?
Adequan Canine 2 x 5ml vials is recommended for the intramuscular treatment of non-infectious degenerative joint disease (DJD) and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. Adequan i.m. Equine helps protect and renew joint mobility. It also restores synovial joint lubrication, repairs joint cartilage, reverses the disease cycle, and reduces inflammation. After administration, Adequan i.m. Equine quickly reaches your horse’s joints to deliver relief and keeps working for up to 96 hours. Adequan i.m. Equine is available in seven 500 mg/5 ml single-use vials and a 100 mg/ml 50 ml multi-dose vial. Adequan i.m. Equine requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Treats equine non-infectious degenerative joint disease (DJD)
- Helps protect and renew joint mobility
- Restores synovial joint lubrication
- Repairs joint cartilage
- Reduces inflammation
- Works quickly after administration
How does Adequan i.m. Equine work?
Adequan i.m. Equine rapidly aids in the production of new cartilage which is critical to the performance of the joint. It also facilitates joint movement and decreases local inflammation by restoring synovial lubrication. Adequan i.m. Equine inhibits harmful enzymes that attack synovial fluid and cartilage, reversing the disease processes that cause the loss of cartilage.
The safe use of Adequan i.m. Equine in horses used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating mares hasn’t been evaluated. Avoid use in horses with a known hypersensitivity to the contents of Adequan i.m. Equine
Adequan i.m. Equine (American Regent Animal Health)
polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG)
What is the most important thing I should know about Adequan i.m. Equine?
Adequan i.m. Equine helps treat non-infectious degenerative joint disease (DJD) and associated lameness of the carpal and hock joints in horses. It is meant to be administered by intramuscular (IM) injection only (syringe is not included). Adequan i.m. Equine requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Within 2 hours of administration Adequan i.m. Equine reaches peak levels within the joints. Within 48 hours of administration, hyaluronic acid (HA) levels nearly double. Up to 96 hours after administration, Adequan i.m. Equine can be detected in the cartilage and subchondral bone.
What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Adequan i.m. Equine to my pet?
Tell your veterinarian if your horse is being used for breeding purposes. If your horse has a known history of hypersensitivity to the contents of Adequan i.m. Equine, let your veterinarian know. If you notice any symptoms of joint discomfort, tell your veterinarian.
How should Adequan i.m. Equine be administered?
When administering Adequan i.m. Equine, follow your veterinarian’s instructions exactly as directed. Adequan i.m. Equine must be administered through intramuscular injection only. The recommended dosage schedule is one 500 mg dose every 4 days for 7 treatments.
What are the potential side effects of Adequan i.m. Equine?
Reported side effects of Adequan i.m. Equine include mild pain or swelling at the site of injection.
What happens if I miss giving a dose of Adequan i.m. Equine?
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume a regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose.
What happens if I overdose my pet on Adequan i.m. Equine?
Contact your veterinarian immediately.
What other drugs will affect Adequan i.m. Equine?
There are no known contraindications to the use of Adequan i.m. Equine (intramuscular polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). Talk to your veterinarian before giving your horse other medications.