August 5, 2013
FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has recently received phone calls and emails from consumers who were unable to obtain Adequan IM and IA (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), and Adequan Canine, an FDA-approved drug for the control of signs associated with non-infectious degenerative and/or traumatic lameness in horses and canines.
In response to these consumer inquiries, FDA contacted Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the manufacturer of Adequan, and learned that the product will be available again beginning later this month (August, 2013).
For more information about this unanticipated shortage, consumers can visit the following link: www.adequan.com, the company’s webpage dedicated to Adequan. Or, call Luitpold Animal Health Customer Service Department at 1-800-458-0163.