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Ichon Sterile Post-Surgical Lavage for Dogs, Cats & Horses 100 mg/mL, 5-mL

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Ichon is a preservative-free sterile solution used only by veterinarians after surgery to help prevent adhesions and strengthen scars in animals.


Ichon is used by veterinarians after surgery to prevent adhesions and strengthen scars.

Possible Side Effects

No serious side effects have been reported.

Drug & Food Interactions

It is always important to tell your veterinarian about all medications and supplements your pet is taking to ensure the safe use of Ichon.


This medication cannot be used in animals used for food. Always check with your veterinarian regarding the safety of this medication in your pet.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
  • Common Brand Name(s)
  • Generic Name
    Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan
  • For Use With
    Dogs, Cats & Horses
  • Administration Form
  • Brand
    Kinetic Vet
  • Product Form
  • Health Condition
    Recovery, Joint Pain/Arthritis
  • Drug Type
    Sterile Post-Surgical Lavage

Sterile Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan.

Recommended Dosage

The amount of Ichon used during surgery is determined by the veterinary surgeon. It is applied topically as a final lavage prior to surgical closure.

Storage Instructions

Store at room temperature and out of reach of children.


What is Ichon?

This is a sterile 5mL solution containing 500mg of Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (100mg/mL). It is used as a lavage during surgery to prevent adhesions primarily in abdominal and gynecological procedures. It is also used by veterinarians to strengthen scars after surgery.

What are the benefits of Ichon?

  • Sterile Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan.
  • Derived from bovine trachea.
  • Preservative Free.

How is this medication given?

Ichon is used as a medical device by veterinarians. It is used as a final lavage prior to surgical closure of the abdominal incision. Install at a rate of 0.013 grams / kg in a 0.9% sterile NaCl (sodium chloride) solution. The exact volume is calculated by the veterinary surgeon. Once the lavage has been performed, be sure to discard any unused portion of vial contents.

How does this medication work?

This product contains Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG) derived by bovine trachea. The PSGAG is applied as a final lavage by the veterinary surgeon in order to prevent post-surgical adhesions. Ichon can also aid in strengthening scars post-surgery.

What results can I expect?

You can expect healing and fewer adhesions after your pet's surgery.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great results so far

    By Caitlin on Mar 26, 2021

    My dog is 8 and has recently had an onset of spine arthritis so I was looking to slow down the progression and make her more comfortable. For those that don’t know Ichon has the same chemical make up as Adequan. At a fraction of the price of Adequan I decided to give Ichon a try. I am about halfway through the loading dose and have noticed a big difference in my dogs activity levels and comfort.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    By Laurie on Feb 3, 2021

    I had previously used another brand of this product (Adequan) a few years ago, and it worked well on my dogs, but it was very expensive. My current dog, who was diagnosed with arthritis in his left front leg, is still on the loading dose of Ichon, but already I can see an improvement in him. His limping has decreased, and he is more active. I would definitely recommend trying this product, as there are no adverse side effects, and it does not adversely affect the dog's liver and kidneys, as NSAIDS can.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, friendly service

    By Heather on Dec 4, 2020

    I have an older pitbull that has extremely bad arthritis. This item was prescribed by our vet and it has been a miracle for our dog. Granted he is not running around like a puppy but he is able to move and walk without pain.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Not good for my springer spaniel

    By Grammy2009 on Feb 25, 2020

    We started my precious dog on injections of Ichon. The injections did not help him but hurt him. He broke out in sores all over and lost his hair. We did not know if he was going to live or die. I wrote to the company and called them and they never responded. We went through series and series of drugs. Finally after a year, he is 90% cleared. Even though we cannot say 100% it was the Ichon, that was the only new product put into his body. Just be cautious.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    This works even better than expected

    By SunnyCat on Sep 23, 2019

    I had previously used adequan on my cat. It worked, but it took a bit of time to see results. Then we ran out for a while, due to affordability issues. This time I got him Ichon instead, and not only is it easier to afford, it works just as well if not better. We're redoing the loading dose, and Sunny has up on his feet running around like he's 10 years younger since the first dose. It's amazing how fast it works! So happy I discovered it

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well.

    By Lindsey on Jun 13, 2019

    I’ve been using this product for close to a year for my 14 year old TB Mare. She does have a small bit of arthritis and I was wanting to help keep her comfortable. I did notice way more improvement compared to a feed through, but not as much as adequan. The price is great compared to adequan.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    By Anouchka on Mar 15, 2019

    My vet recommended this for my dog. She was having mobility problems with her back and hips. She gets a series of the injections every 6 months, and then once a month as maintenance. She is like a new dog; runs and jumps like a puppy now.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great medication

    By Chris on Sep 29, 2018

    Oh my gosh I just love this stuff. I started my 5 yro cat Lacey on on a couple of years ago when she seemed to chronic discomfort from a minor fore leg fracture. With in the first few days I saw improvement, and by the end of the first two weeks she was running around like a kitten again. I highly recommend this treatment over a pain med regimen.

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