Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I'm sorry to hear about your predicament. By all reports I have received from compounding pharmacy's I have spoken with, the acetyl-d-glucosamine is a suitable substitute for Adequan and it does work as well. Buster should respond well to this medication as a substitute.
Thank you! I will relay this immediately to our vet and get it ordered for him.
We finally got the compounded acetyl-d-glucosamine yesterday and I gave him his first injection last night. He seemed OK--he did not respond quite as well as to the Adequan but that was to be expected. Our vet said it may take 2 or 3 injections of the acetyl-d-glucosamine to do what one Adequan can accomplish. So now we wait and see. I am still hoping to go back to the Adequan once they get the FDA to approve their building/changes to manufacturing. They are ready to go but the FDA is dragging their feet, no surprise about that. I am thinking that the equine industry, i.e. race horse owners, will be sitting on the head of some congressman/senator to shove the FDA to get this done. Why on earth they totally shut down the only manufacturer of a well-accepted and needed drug is beyond me. But I have long since given up on trying to figure out the Federal Government! Thanks again for your advice. I will keep you updated--injections are once every 4 full days.