After intramuscular administration, Adequan® i.m. is well absorbed, goes to work fast and keeps working for up to 96 hours. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) levels nearly doubled at 48 hours with significant increases noted from 24 up to 96 hours.
How often should Adequan be given?
Think of it like doggy Botox: your veterinarian injects the Adequan directly into your dog’s muscle at strategic points for the most effective outcome. The recommended treatment schedule is one injection every 3 or 4 days for a total of 8 injections.
Can Adequan be given monthly?
Most clients and experts in the industry have found that administering Adequan i.m. once or twice per month after the initial 1/4/7 treatment really has no additional benefit to the horse.
How quickly does Adequan work in horses?
How fast does Adequan® i.m. work? It reaches the joint within 2 hours. Based on dose titration studies, clinical improvement may be observed by the fourth injection4. Consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
How quickly does Adequan work?
Following IM administration, Adequan reaches synovial tissue within 2 hours, and persists in the joint for at least 72 hours. Significant improvement has been shown after 4 weeks of treatment, but studies have not evaluated efficacy before this time point.
Where should Adequan be injected?
How is Adequan given? Adequan is given as an injection either in the muscle or under the skin (subcutaneously). The dose is tapered down from twice weekly initially, to once monthly. These shots are typically not painful and relatively easy for owners to administer at home with some instruction.
Can you give too much Adequan?
The vial stopper may be punctured a maximum of 10 times. 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.
Should Adequan be refrigerated?
Do I have to keep Adequan® Canine refrigerated? No, Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) needs to be stored at 68° to 77° F (20° to 25° C) with excursions permitted to 59° to 86° F (15° to 30° C). Avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures greater or equal to 104° F (40° C).
Can Adequan be given once a week?
Dosage and Administration:
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.
Does Adequan help with pain?
Like non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Adequan relieves pain by reducing joint inflammation. But in addition to this, Adequan stimulates the production of joint fluid and cartilage so it may actually help to repair damaged joints.
Does Adequan help with hip dysplasia?
Conservative therapy does not cure arthritis caused by hip dysplasia, but is aimed at controlling the pet’s clinical signs (hip pain, lameness, reluctance to exercise). Conservative treatments include administration of joint supplements (Adequan ®, Cosequin ®), pain medications, weight loss, and rehabilitation.