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Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan

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Contributor(s):

Kyle Braund

Synonym(s): Adequan


Introduction

Name

  • Polysulphated 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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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

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

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Haan J J de et al (1994) Controlled double-blinded clinical study of polysulfated glycosaminoglycans (Adequan) for treatment of hip dysplasia in adult dogs. Vet Comp Orthop Traum (4), 5-8.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant B (1999) 3rd edn. BSAVA, UK. ISBN: 0 905214 44 7.
  • Kelly M (1995) Pain. In: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - diseases of the dog and cat. Eds: S Ettinger & S Feldman. W B Saunders, USA. pp 21-25.

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