Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan

Synonym(s): Adequan

Contributor(s): Kyle Braund

Introduction

Name

  • Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG).

Description

Chemical name

  • Based on hexosamine and hexuronic acid.

Uses

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Indications

  • Used in the management of non-infectious and non-immune arthritides.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Use is cautioned in conjunction with other NSAIDs or other anticoagulants.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • de Haan J Jet al(1994)Controlled double-blinded clinical study of polysulfated glycosaminoglycans (Adequan) for treatment of hip dysplasia in adult dogs.Vet Comp Orthop Traum7(4), 5-8.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.
  • Kelly M (1995)Pain.In:Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - diseases of the dog and cat.Eds: S Ettinger & S Feldman. Philadelphia: W B Saunders. pp 21-25.

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