Equidronate 500mg lyophilisate is used to treat lameness caused by degenerative bone conditions in the horse, such as osteoarthritis of the hock joint (bone spavin) and navicular syndrome.
Equidronate 500mg lyophilisate is composed of the bisphosphonate, Tiludronic Acid. It inhibits bone resorption by targeting the cells (osteoclasts) causing bone breakdown and reduces their action. It also encourages new bone formation by activating the cells that synthesise new bone (osteoclasts).
Equidronate was previously known as ‘Tildren’.
It must be administered by slow intravenous infusion (> 30 mins). We recommend it be administered by a veterinary surgeon as side effects can occur, including sweating, mild muscle tremors and transient, mild colic. Horses must be carefully monitored following treatment.
This product requires a prescription from your vet & will only be dispatched once we receive this prescription.
Legal Category- POM-V
Warnings & Contraindications- This product is contraindicated in horses less than 3 years old and in those with impaired renal function. The product should not be administered in cases of known hypersensitivity to bisphosphonates or to any of the excipients. Avoid self-injection; if it occurs, seek medical attention.
Pregnancy & Lactation- It should not be used in pregnant or lactating mares, as its safety with them has not been studied.
For further product information please click on the link below. This will take you to the Veterinary medicines directorate (VMD) website where you can search for the product and see the most up to date Summary of product characteristics (SPC).
This item is a prescription medication and cannot be sent until a valid prescription is received.
We send all our prescription medication by a tracked courier service and dispatch only occurs on a Monday to Thursday.
Premium next day delivery is also available for this item but we must receive the order and prescription by 12 noon.
Once you have received a prescription from your vet, you can send it to us via:
Please include your order number on the prescription.
To make the process even easier, please feel free to download a copy of our prescription form, which your vet can complete and sign.
Remember to ask your vet for a repeat prescription if your horse is on long term medication - it will save you time and money.
For more information regarding prescription medication, please view our Prescription Information page.
It is a criminal
offence to tamper with a written prescription. eVetDrug has a zero tolerance
policy for altered or forged prescriptions. We verify the authenticy of all
prescriptions received with the vet who prescribed them. If we receive a
prescription that is invalid, forged or altered, we will immediately cancel the
whole order, de-activate the user account, report the misuse to the Veterinary
Medicine Directorate and charge a reporting fee of £50. A forged prescription
may result in prosecution.