Generic Drug Name: Chondroitin Sulphate
Other Common Names: Cosequin, Cosequin, GlycoFlex, GlycoFlex, JointMax, JointMax
Chondroitin Sulphate is most commonly used to help with mobility and joint cartilage function in dogs and cats. Chondroitin Sulphate is used to treat animals suffering from conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other forms of joint disease or injury. Chondroitin Sulphate helps to provide nutrients for cartilage repair and function.
Side effects of Chondroitin Sulphate are rare but may include gastrointestinal upset.
Chondroitin Sulphate should not be administered in animals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to the drug. Emergency veterinary care should be sought if an animal experiences any unusual symptoms.
Chondroitin Sulphate chewable tablets and capsules should be stored in a tight container at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
Chondroitin Sulphate is available in the following forms:
Chewable tablets and sprinkle capsules containing 250mg glucosamine and 200mg chondroitin
Chewable tablets and sprinkle capsules containing 500mg glucosamine and 500mh chondroitin
Sprinkle capsules for cats containing 125mg glucosamine and 100mg chondroitin
A typical dose range for Chondroitin Sulphate in dogs and cats 10-25 pounds is .5-2 capsules every 12-24 hours. Dose may vary in different species, when the drug is given by a different route or concurrently with other medications, and with regards to a patient's age, breed, and health status. A veterinarian's dosing instructions and/or those printed on the medication label should be followed closely.
If a dose is missed, it should be administered as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the subsequent dose, the missed dose should be skipped and the regular administration schedule resumed. Two doses of Chondroitin Sulphate should not be administered at the same time.