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Product Description

Adequan Canine is an injectable drug approved by the FDA to control symptoms caused by non-infectious traumatic or degenerative arthritis in the synovial joints or after joint surgery.

Who is Adequan Canine 100mg/ml 5 ml Vial for?

For use in dogs with joint pain, inflammation, and other canine arthritis-related symptoms.

Why use Adequan Canine 100mg/ml 5 ml Vial?

Adequan is ideal for quickly improving joint mobility after surgery. It can also aid in controlling signs of traumatic joint arthritis and degenerative joint diseases.

How does Adequan Canine 100mg/ml 5 ml Vial work?

Adequan Canine works to reduce joint inflammation, increase joint fluid (synovial fluid) thickness, enhance cartilage production, and aid in the production of healthy synovial fluid.


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Active ingredient(s):

Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan

How is Adequan Canine 100mg/ml 5 ml Vial sold?

100 mg/ml 5 ml vial sold in single or double pack.

What are the side effects of Adequan Canine 100mg/ml 5 ml Vial?

Studies have shown the following self-limiting and mild reactions in a low number of dogs:
  • Transient injection site pain
  • Temporary diarrhea
  • Abnormal bleeding
These reactions were determined to require no therapy interruption.

What special precautions are there?

  • Administer with caution to dogs with hepatic or renal impairment.
  • Never administer to a dog with a suspected or known bleeding disorder.
  • Never administer to dogs with PSGAG (synthetic steroid) hypersensitivity.

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency pet hospital.

How can I store Adequan Canine 100mg/ml 5 ml Vial?

Store vials at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F)

Helpful Tips:

Following several doses, the effects of this medication will be shown through increased playfulness and an increase in activity levels.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


The recommended dose of Adequan® Canine is 2 mg/lb body weight (.02 mL/lb, or 1 mL per 50 lb) by intramuscular injection only, twice weekly for up to 4 weeks (maximum of 8 injections). Do not exceed the recommended dose or therapeutic regimen.

Do not mix Adequan® Canine with other drugs or solvents.

Main Ingredients

Adequan contains 100 mg of polysulfated glycosaminoglycan and 0.9% v/v benzyl alcohol (a preservative). Other ingredients include water, sodium hydroxide, and/or hydrochloric acid added when necessary to adjust pH. Sodium chloride may also be added to adjust tonicity.

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