What are the side effects of Adequan injections for dogs? 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.
How often should my dog get Adequan injections? Administer twice weekly for up to 4 weeks (maximum of 8 injections) at approved dosage of 2 mg/lb body weight (0.02 mL/lb or 1 mL/50 lb) by intramuscular (IM) injection only. Do not exceed the recommended dose or therapeutic regimen. Do not mix Adequan® Canine with other drugs or solvents.
How quickly does Adequan work in dogs? While the specific mechanism of action of Adequan® in canine joints is not known, clinical data shows that Adequan® Canine reaches all synovial joints within 2 hours to begin helping to restore joint tissues that are damaged or inflamed — and lasts for approximately 3 days.
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.