Sodium pentosan polysulfate
This medication protects articular cartilage in the joints. More precisely, it:
• slows the destruction of cartilage;
• increases the production of proteoglycans, a molecule found in healthy cartilage;
• increases the viscosity (sticky texture) of the protective fluid normally present in the joints;
• promotes blood circulation in the joints. This helps to get the damaging molecules out and get the right molecules into the joints.
Cartrophen® is used in dogs with osteoarthritis to help slow down the degeneration of their joints.
This medication should not be used in animals that are allergic to it.
The most common side effects are vomiting, loss of appetite and depression.
Interactions avec d'autres médicaments:
Cartrophen® can react with medications that promote coagulation.
This product is available as an injectable liquid.
This product must be kept in the refrigerator and protected from light.
The bottle must be thrown out 3 months after being opened.