Pentosan Platinum Injection is formulated with Pentosan 183 mg/mL, Glucosamine 83 mg/mL, and Hyalronic Acid 3 mg/mL in an 18 mL sterile glass vial
Pentosan Platinum provides anti-inflammatory relief combined with the stimulation of cartilage synthesis, repair, and protection. Pentosan platinum contains the naturally occurring ingredient synovia that plays a central role in maintaining the homeostatic health of horse joints. Designed for use with horses, greyhounds, camels, and alpacas, Pentosan Platinum can help improve your competition animal’s joint health. The Pentosan Platinum formula is designed to replace synovial fluid lost during surgery, and can also be used as a weekly IV injection to help with stress-induced joint deterioration.
The Glycosaminoglycans in Pentosan Platinum are important components of all extracellular tissue structures including cartilage and synovial fluid. The active components in Pentosan Platinum exhibit viscoelastic and polyionic properties similar in nature to synovial fluid.
Pentosan Platinum is used to treat the side effects of non-infectious inflammatory joint disease, traumatic arthritis, degenerative cartilaginous joint disease, osteoarthritis and osteochondrosis dissecans in horses.
CATEGORY: Pentosan Platinum is used for joint supplement and pain.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION:
Administer through IV at a rate of 3 mg per kilogram of body weight (1.5 g per 500 kg horse) for 5 - 7 day intervals for four repetitions. Pentosan Platinum is equally effective when given by IV or intra-articular injection. If intra-articular use is required, administer 1 mL by sterile injection.
Pentosan Platinum clings to cartilage, and active drug components will accumulate for several days after administration. For maximum effect, tissues should be exposed to the drug over an extended period, hence the four injections. A period of improvement up to 6 months following a course of four injection uses may be expected. If at any time during this period the horse becomes sore (e.g. following a particular activity), it is safe to administer a further injection to settle any inflammation. There are no known side effects.
In the event of an overdose, contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.
Helpful Tips: This composition of the Pentosan Platinum supplement is very similar to Legend, Adequan and Polyglycan, plus Glucosamine.
STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place. Do not freeze.