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What is Strongheart (Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate) used for?
Strongheart (Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate) is a de-worming agent prescribed to treat and prevent heartworm disease in dogs. It operates by disabling and killing heartworm larvae allowing them to be eliminated from the body. The medication may also prevent further infections when administered regularly. Your veterinarian may also recommend its use for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Strongheart (Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate)?
Strongheart (Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate) should always be used as prescribed by your veterinarian to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered each month. Ensure you are using the correct product for your dog as the dosage will be based on the weight of your dog. These should be given orally and can be hidden in a meal or snack if you have trouble administering the medicine. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about the medicine to make sure you are using it correctly.
What are the side effects of Strongheart (Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate)?
The use of Strongheart (Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian as soon as possible if you observe any worrying or severe side effects such as tremors, chronic vomiting, severe diarrhea that is bloody or watery, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction including severe skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages, application frequency, or emergency medical attention in more serious cases.
Strongheart (Ivermectin/Pyrantel Pamoate) is only meant to be used to treat dogs and should not be administered to dogs and should not be used to treat other animals or humans. You are also suggested to bring your dog in for a medical examination before beginning use to make sure it does not have any unexpected health problems that may require special adjustments to its regiment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by the prescribing vet while administering Strongheart (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.