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Iverhart Plus
Iverhart Plus
Iverhart Plus is a heartworm preventative for dogs that is a generic equivalent to Heartgard Plus which means it has the same active ingredients at the same strength. However, Iverhart Plus is pork liver flavored and Heartgard Plus is beef flavored. It is manufactured by Virbac (one of the largest animal health companies in the world) and considered to be the #1 generic heartworm preventative recommended by veterinarians.
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What is Iverhart Plus? Iverhart Plus is a canine heartworm preventative also used to prevent roundworms and hookworms. Iverhart Plus requires a prescription from your veterinarian. For: Dogs (over 6 weeks of age) Benefits: • Tasty pork liver flavored chewable tablets • Easy to administer • Generic equivalent to Heartgard Plus at a better price How it works: Iverhart Plus is an anthelminthic (dewormer). The ingredient pyrantel pamoate is used to treat and control roundworms and hookworms in dogs. Praziquantel is used for treating and controlling tapeworms. Cautions: Side effects of Iverhart Plus are rare, but may include lethargy, limpness, salivation, shaking, diarrhea, decreased appetite, licking lips, and belching. Don’t give your pet Iverhart Plus if already giving adifferent heartworm medication. More Information: Brand Name Iverhart Plus (Virbac) Generic Name Ivermectin, Pyrantel pamoate What is the most important information I should know about Iverhart Plus: Iverhart Plus is a prescription medication available as pork liver flavored chewable tablets. The usual dose of Iverhart Plus in dogs up to 25 pounds is 68mcg/57mg (Blue box), for dogs 26-50 pounds is 136mcg/114mg (Green box) and for dogs 51-100 lbs 272mcg/227mg (Brown box). Dogs over 100 lbs are given a combination of tablets. What is Iverhart Plus: Iverhart Plus is given once a month for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs. Iverhart Plus also protects against hookworm and roundworm in dogs. It is recommended by the American Heartworm Society that heartworm prevention is used year round. Iverhart Plus may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide. What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Iverhart Plus to my pet: Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to the medication. How should this medication be given: Give Iverhart Plus exactly as directed by the veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Use with caution in collies. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If the animal is off Iverhart Plus for 6 months or less, start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will result in a positive test result. Store Iverhart Plus at room temperature. Do not remove the tablet from its wrapper until ready to give the medicine. Keep this medication away from children and pets. What happens if I miss giving a dose: Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication. What happens if I overdose the pet: Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose may include vomiting, diarrhea and incoordination in dogs. What should I avoid while giving Iverhart Plus to my pet: Because humans can contract hookworm from animals, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on the pet and in the household and to not feed the pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended. What are the possible side effects of Iverhart Plus: Side effects of Iverhart Plus are rare at the recommended heartworm prevention dose. Higher doses in dogs may cause tremors, dilated pupils, and loss of body weight and death. What other drugs will affect Iverhart Plus: Do not give Iverhart Plus to your pet if already taking another heartworm medication. Where can I get more information: Your pharmacist has additional information about Iverhart Plus written for health professionals that you may read. Directions: • Give Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables once a month on the same day of each month year round. • Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables can be given by hand, mixed intact with a small amount of food, or placed in the back of the dog’s mouth for forced swallowing. • Watch dog closely following dosing to be sure the entire dose has been swallowed. If it is not completely swallowed, give one more full recommended dose as soon as possible. Tip: Do not remove chewable from its wrapper until ready to give to pet. Storage: Should be stored at room temperature.
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