Heartgard Plus Chewable for Dogs

Heartgard Plus 30 Chewables for Dogs (Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate) are prescribed to prevent heartworm disease. They may also be prescribed to treat and manage roundworms and hookworms.

Heartgard Plus Chewable for Dogs

Ivermectin/ Pyrantel Pamoate

Heartgard Plus Chewable for Dogs

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Merial

Chewable Tablet

Ivermectin 68 mcg / Pyrantel Pamoate 57 mg, Ivermectin 136 mcg / Pyrantel Pamoate 114 mg, Ivermectin 272 mcg / Pyrantel Pamoate 227 mg

USA, Thailand, Australia

Ivermectin

Uses
Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medication that is used in the treatment of certain parasitic roundworm infections, heartworm disease, and hookworm infections. Ivermectin treats parasitic infections of the skin, eyes, and intestinal tract.
How it Works
Ivermectin works by paralyzing and killing the parasites in the beginning stages of its growth before it gets to mature. Ivermectin works by binding to the muscle and nerve cells of the parasitic worms thus leading to their paralysis and death. Ivermectin is used as a long-term treatment to prevent infection and also eliminate any current infections. Ivermectin can also be effective for preventing intestinal infections caused by hookworms or roundworms
Common Side effects
Patients who take Ivermectin may suffer from such side effects;HeadacheDIzzinessNauseaDiarrheaMuscle pains Joint painsSwollen lymph nodesEye swellingItchingRashFever

Pyrantel

Uses
Pyrantel is used in the treatment of parasitic heartworm infections in dogs
How it Works
Pyrantel is an heartworm preventative or known as anthelmintic which is prescribed for use in dogs. Pyrantel works by destroying heartworm larvae. Pyrantel works by causing paralysis of the worms and removing them out of the body.
Common Side effects
Animals which use Pyrantel may suffer from such side effects; Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Excessive weight loss, Loss of appetite, Dilated pupils, Tremors or convulsions

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