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Virbac Conducts Limited Recall of Iverhart Plus Heartworm Drug

Posted: April 12, 2013, 4:55 p.m. EDT

Six lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables, a heartworm preventive, have been recalled because of a stability issue involving the medication’s active ingredient ivermectin, the American Veterinary Medical Association reported this week.

 Iverhart Plus
Iverhart Plus Chewable tablets are packaged in a foil-backed blister card.
The manufacturer, Virbac Animal Health of Fort Worth, Texas, did not issue a public recall notice. A spokesperson could not be reached to comment.

A selected amount of Iverhart was recalled:

• Large dogs (51 to 100 pounds): lots 120076, 120086 and 120856.

• Medium dogs (26 to 50 pounds): lot 120202.

• Small dogs (up to 25 pounds): lots 120196 and 120844.

Iverhart Plus, a generic equivalent to Merial Ltd.’s Heartgard Plus, is formulated for the prevention of heartworm disease and for the treatment and control of roundworms and hookworms.

Stability concerns led Virbac to recall a single lot of Iverhart Max Chewable Tablets in April 2012. A lack of stability can reduce a medication’s efficacy.

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

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Virbac Animal Health confirmed today that only the six lots listed above were recalled. The story is correct. -- Veterinary Practice News
Ken, Irvine, CA
Posted: 4/16/2013 12:23:34 PM
I was told on Friday by the pharmacy the recall was expanded to over 75 lots. When will you update?
Niki, Ft. Worth, TX
Posted: 4/15/2013 6:39:56 PM
How can I be sure the other lots are safe. So far I have one box with lot
# 120844. The remaining 2 boxes I have are from lot# 121155.
Karen, Marathon, FL
Posted: 4/14/2013 7:18:54 AM
I also have 2 boxes of lot 120673. Will call the co and see if this lot has been affected. It does make me leery about using their product.
Adam, Norwalk, CT
Posted: 4/13/2013 2:28:49 PM
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