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Cosequin (Glucosamine Chrondroitin Sulfate)and/or alternatives
Cosequin for Cats Sprinkle from $0.25 USD/capsuleCosequin for Cats Sprinkle
Marketed as Cosequin for Cats Sprinkle in Canada
Manufactured by: Nutramax Laboratories, Inc.
Product of Canada. Shipped from CanadaOTCNo Prescription Required
General Information on Cosequin
Cosequin is a nutritional supplement used for maintaining healthy joints in dogs as they age. Maintaining joint health helps in reducing pain so that the dog can move about freely.
Cosequin contains Chondroitin and Glucosamine as its active ingredients, which can provide significant benefits for joint health. You can buy Cosequin in the form of oral capsules, DS capsules, and chewable tablets.
Glucosamine is a naturally occurring compound that keeps your pet’s cartilage lubricated. In a healthy cartilage, this compound cushions the joints during the physical activities. However, as the dog grows older, this cartilage starts breaking down, which leads to pain during physical activities. Therefore, Cosequin provides a sufficient amount of Glucosamine to the pet’s body so that molecules needed for keeping the cartilage moist are produced.
Chondroitin is a naturally occurring cartilage component. When a pet is given Cosequin, Chondroitin improves the structure of the cartilage so that it becomes resistant to compression.
Side effects of Cosequin
If your dog is suffering from diabetes or if it is overweight or has problems regulating its glucose, your veterinarian will need to monitor it during Cosequin treatment. In humans, Glucosamine is known to increase insulin resistance.
Gastrointestinal upset including diarrhea is the most common side effect experienced by dogs that are given Cosequin. In order to prevent this, you can give the supplement to your dog with meals. Inform the veterinarian if stomach upset still persists.
Dosage of Cosequin
If your dog weighs less than 10 pounds, it will need to be given one capsule a day for 4 to 6 weeks. After that, the dosage can be decreased to one capsule on alternate days. If the dog weighs between 10 to 24 pounds, it will need to be given 2 Cosequin capsules a day initially, and one capsule a day thereafter.
If you are using Cosequin DS capsules, a dog weighing 25 to 49 pounds will need to be given two capsules a day for 6 weeks, and one capsule per day after that. Dogs weighing more than 100 pounds will be given 4 capsules a day for the first 6 weeks, and two capsules per day after that.
If you buy Cosequin chewable tablets, the dog weighing 10 to 24 pounds will be given 1 tablet a day for 6 weeks, and ½ tablet on alternate days thereafter.
The dosage recommended to your pet and the duration of treatment largely depends on the weight of the dog. This drug is meant to be given to dogs only, and should not be given to other animals.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.