Heartz (Ivermectin / Pyrantel Pamoate)
What is Heartz (Ivermectin / Pyrantel Pamoate) used for?
Heartz (Ivermectin / Pyrantel Pamoate) is given to dogs to prevent heartworm disease and to treat other parasitic infections. It works by helping to eliminate heartworm larvae, which in turn protects dogs against heartworm disease. This medication is a type of anthelmintic (anti-parasite medication), which is also effective in killing hookworm and roundworm parasites in dogs.
How should I use Heartz (Ivermectin / Pyrantel Pamoate)?
Heartz (Ivermectin / Pyrantel Pamoate) comes in the form of tablets, which are available in various strengths. This medication should only be administered to dogs which are 6 weeks of age or older. The strength of tablet required depends on the dog's weight, with heavier dogs requiring stronger tablets. Ask the prescribing vet which tablet is the right one to give to your dog. Your vet may tell you to give your dog 1 tablet per month. It is possible to feed the dog the tablet by hand. However, it is also acceptable to mix it in with your dog's food.
What are the side effects of Heartz (Ivermectin / Pyrantel Pamoate)?
Heartz (Ivermectin / Pyrantel Pamoate) tablets are generally safe for most dogs. You may observe some of the following side effects in your dog:
Observe your dog closely for signs of side effects. If you believe that it is sick or suffering from any adverse reactions, you should take it to see a vet as soon as possible.
These tablets are for use in animals only, and should never be taken by or given to humans.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by the prescribing vet while administering Heartz (Ivermectin / Pyrantel Pamoate) to your dog. Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the dog and the condition it is being treated for.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain dogs, it is essential you always inform the vet if your dog is used for breeding and is pregnant or lactating, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is being given any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency veterinary care if your dog has any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction in dogs include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.