Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG), sold under the brand name Adequan, is an intramuscular injection for the control of signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic arthritis of the synovial joints. It is most commonly known for it's use in horses and dogs, but it has also shown beneficial for pet poultry as well.
Adequan® Canine Solution 100 mg/mL in a 5 mL preserved multiple dose vial. Each mL of Adequan® Canine contains 100 mg of PSGAG, 0.9% v/v benzyl alcohol as a preservative, and water for injection q.s. to 1 mL. Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid added when necessary to adjust pH. The solution is clear, colorless to slightly yellow.
Polysulfated glycosaminoglycan is a semi-synthetic glycosaminoglycan prepared by extracting glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) from bovine tracheal cartilage. GAGs are polysaccharides composed of repeating disaccharide units.