Possible Side Effects:
- Cost effective
- Protects against heartworm infection aids in controling of intestinal worms
- Chewable, flavored tablets
- Pork and liver flavoring is a safe alternative for dogs with beef allergis
If this medication is given at the recommended dose, side effects are rare. Gastrointestinal side effects like vomiting and diarrhea can occur. Other problems including incoordination, convulsions, or drooling can also occur but this is unusual. Symptoms of a true allergic reaction to this medication or dying of parasites include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, this can be an emergency so call your veterinarian or local veterinary emergency hospital immediately. If you notice anything unusual once Iverhart Plus has been given, contact your veterinarian immediately for further instructions and advice.Drug and Food Interactions:
There are no known drug or food interactions with this medication, but always tell your veterinarian about any medications, vitamins, or supplements your dog is taking before starting this one since interactions can occur. Also tell your veterinarian if your dog is taking any other preventative medications before starting Iverhart Plus.Precautions:
Do not give this medication to in puppies less than 6 weeks of age. It is, however, considered to be safe to use in pregnant and lactating animals but you should discuss this with your veterinarian. This medication should be used more cautiously in Collies and herding breeds especially when given at higher doses because they are more sensitive to Ivermectin which is an active ingredient. Discuss the safety of this medication with your veterinarian if you own a dog that is a Collie or herding breed. Heartworm testing is necessary prior to starting this medication to ensure that it can be given safely. Talk to your veterinarian about the frequency of testing that may be necessary to protect your dog. Talk about other ways to protect your pets and yourself from intestinal parasite.