Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. General Pets

Recall issued for six lots of Iverhart Plus chewable heartworm tablets

See also

Just as the insect-borne disease season gets underway here in the Chicago area, news of a heartworm medication recall has surfaced as well. The American Veterinary Medical Association reported a drug recall this week. On 4/10/13, six lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables, a heartworm preventive, were recalled by manufacturer Virbac Animal Health of Fort Worth, Texas, because the medication’s active ingredient, ivermectin, failed to meet stability specifications in testing, Insufficient stability can reduce medication efficacy before the printed expiration date.

Iverhart Plus, a generic equivalent to Merial Ltd.’s Heartgard Plus, is used to prevent heartworm disease and for the treatment and control of roundworms and hookworms. Iverhart Plus Chewable tablets are packaged in a foil-backed blister card.

The recall involves these six lot numbers:
• For large dogs (51 to 100 pounds): lots 120076, 120086 and 120856.
• For medium dogs (26 to 50 pounds): lot 120202.
• For small dogs (up to 25 pounds): lots 120196 and 120844.

Stability concerns led had also led Virbac to recall a single lot of Iverhart MaxChewable Tablets (ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate, praziquantel) just a year ago, in April 2012.

Veterinarians or pet owners who have questions regarding recalled products may contact Virbac Technical Services at 800-338-3659, ext. 3052.

Comments

Advertisement

Life

  • Transgender cop
    A transgender police officer is stepping down from her position to run for office
    Video
    Political Office
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Camera
    Easter Eggs
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Camera
    Get Tips
  • Limes
    Rising cost of limes could be putting the squeeze on your favorite restaurant
    Expensive Limes
  • Pope Francis
    Religion: Pope Francis instructs how to fight against Satan
    Morning Mass

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!