Valleyvet.com also has it (along with the syringes needed). I've ordered it from Valley Vet for my dogs for years -- really excellent pharmacy IMHO. A few times a year there's a sale there on the Adequan that knocks about $25 or so off of a two-pack. However, some people understandably aren't comfortable with I-M injections (I know some do it sub-Q, but all the research on it is I-M only, and that's how it's labeled)...it's worth having your vet show you how to do them if you don't have any training in it. (For calculating cost, it comes in 5 ml vials, and my 75-pound dog gets about 3 injections per vial. It's dosed by weight, so YMMV.)
FWIW, Adequan isn't new. I honestly think it's bizarre that so few vets know about it, but I applaud the ones willing to get out of their comfort zone and learn. Mine put one of my dogs on it in 2013, and he already had many dogs using it by that year. I think there's a generational change happening in how vets think about arthritis management (much as is happening with humans) -- I mostly see younger vets using it aggressively as a primary intervention for arthritis and older vets just prescribing carprofen.
For anyone who cannot afford Adequan, there is a generic that's not labeled for this kind of use but has the same active ingredient. It's called Ichon, and Valley Vet has it too. A vet has to know enough about this stuff to be able to make a sound judgment about going off-label for prescribing. Our rescue has used a lot of Ichon without any problems, and we see similar benefits -- our vet turned us onto it as an option. I would choose Adequan for all the research supporting it if you can afford it, but if cost is keeping anybody from helping their dog, ask your vet to look into Ichon for you.
Last edited by Magwart; 08-21-2019 at 01:06 PM.