Adequan Multi-Dose Equine is a prescription intramuscular injectable medication used to manage arthritis and joint pain in horses. With Adequan i.m., you can diminish destructive joint disease by reversing the joint disease cycle, restoring joint lubrication and reducing inflammation to help keep joints moving and horses performing. Each 5 ml of Adequan i.m. Equine contains 500 mg of Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) solution, for which there is no generic comparison.
The recommended loading dose of Adequan i.m. in horses is 500 mg (5 ml) every 4 days for 28 days, intramuscularly. For additional administration and dosing instructions, please consult your veterinarian and/or review package label insert.
For nearly 30 years Adequan i.m. has been used by leading veterinarians, top trainers and riders because of its ability to help improve joint function.
Adequan Multi-Dose Dosage and Administration
The recommended dose of Adequan i.m. in horses is 500 mg every 4 days for 28 days intramuscularly. The injection site must be thoroughly cleansed prior to injection. Do not mix Adequan i.m. with other drugs or solvents.
There are no known contraindications to the use of intramuscular Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan.
Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
The safe use of Adequan i.m. in horses used for breeding purposes, during pregnancy, or in lactating mares has not been evaluated.
Toxicity studies were conducted in horses. Doses as high as 2,500 mg were administered intramuscularly to 6 horses twice a week for 12 weeks. This dosage is 5 times the recommended dosage and 3 times the recommended therapeutic regimen. Clinical observations revealed no soreness or swelling at the injection site or in the affected joint. No animal had any clinical or laboratory evidence of toxicity.
Store and 20°-25°C (68°-77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Keep out of reach of children and animals. Discard unused portion. Dispose of spent needles in accordance with all federal, state, and local environmental laws.