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ZYDAX® – Modulates Cartilage Metabolism

ZYDAX is a disease modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD) and is the leading innovation in osteoarthritis management . Disease Modifying Osteoarthritis Drugs (DMOADs) contain a range of polysulfate esters. These unique polymers are derived from the European beech tree and are regarded as semi-synthetic pharmaceuticals because they are manufactured from a naturally occurring starting material. Due to this, there are significant differences in the quality and consistency of the active molecule between different brand names.

ZYDAX® acts in multiple ways;

  • Stimulates cartilage-producing cells (Chondrocytes) to produce healthy new cartilage
  • Slows cartilage damage by destructive enzymes (Metalloproteinases)
  • Stimulates joint capsule cells (Synoviocytes) to produce lubricating joint fluid
  • Reduces swelling and block inflammatory processes
  • Improves blood flow and nutrition to joint structures

ZYDAX® is injected by your veterinarian weekly for at least 4 weeks. However it is not uncommon for your veterinarian to recommend weekly injections for the duration of a campaign to maintain healthy joints and performance.