HEARTSHIELD PLUS- ivermectin and pyrantel pamoate tablet, chewable 
TruRX LLC

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HEARTSHIELD™ plus
(ivermectin/pyrantel)

Flavored Chewables

Caution

Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

INDICATIONS

For use in dogs to prevent canine heartworm disease by eliminating the tissue stage of heartworm larvae (Dirofilaria immitis) for a month (30 days) after infection and for the treatment and control of ascarids (Toxocara canis, Toxascaris leonina) and hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum, Uncinaria stenocephala, Ancylostoma braziliense).

DOSAGE

HEARTSHIELD PLUS™ (ivermectin/pyrantel) Flavored Chewables should be administered orally at monthly intervals at the recommended minimum dose level of 6 mcg of ivermectin per kilogram (2.72 mcg/lb) and 5 mg of pyrantel (as pamoate salt) per kg (2.27 mg/lb) of body weight. The recommended dosing schedule for prevention of canine heartworm disease and for the treatment and control of ascarids and hookworms is as follows:

Dog WeightFlavored Chewable Per MonthIvermectin ContentPyrantel Content
Up to 25 lbs168 mcg57 mg
26 to 50 lbs1136 mcg114 mg
51 to 100 lbs1272 mcg227 mg

HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables are recommended for dogs 6 weeks of age and older. For dogs over 100 lbs use the appropriate combination of these flavored chewables.

ADMINISTRATION

Remove only one flavored chewable at a time from the foil-backed blister card. Because most dogs find HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables palatable, the product can be offered to the dog by hand. Alternatively, it may be added intact to a small amount of dog food or placed in the back of the dog's mouth for forced swallowing.

Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes after administration to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or rejected. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost, redosing is recommended.

HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables should be given at monthly intervals during the period of the year when mosquitoes (vectors), potentially carrying infective heartworm larvae, are active. The initial dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the dog's first exposure to mosquitoes. The final dose must be given within a month (30 days) after the dog's last exposure to mosquitoes.

When replacing another heartworm preventive product in a heartworm disease preventive program, the first dose of HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables must be given within a month (30 days) of the last dose of the former medication.

If the interval between doses exceeds a month (30 days), the efficacy of ivermectin can be reduced. Therefore, for optimal performance, the flavored chewable must be given once a month on or about the same day of the month. If treatment is delayed, whether by a few days or many, immediate treatment with HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables and resumption of the recommended dosing regimen minimizes the opportunity for the development of adult heartworms.

Monthly treatment with HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables also provides effective treatment and control of ascarids (T. canis, T. leonina) and hookworms (A. caninum, U. stenocephala, A. braziliense). Clients should be advised of measures to be taken to prevent reinfection with intestinal parasites.

EFFICACY

HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables, given orally using the recommended dose and regimen, are effective against the tissue larval stage of D. immitis for a month (30 days) after infection and, as a result, prevent the development of the adult stage. HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables are also effective against canine ascarids (T. canis, T. leonina) and hookworms (A. caninum, U. stenocephala, A. braziliense).

ACCEPTABILITY

In a trial in client–owned dogs, HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables were shown to be a palatable oral dosage form consumed at first offering by the majority of dogs.

PRECAUTIONS

All dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection before starting treatment with HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables, which are not effective against adult D. immitis. Infected dogs must be treated to remove adult heartworms and microfilariae before initiating a program with HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables.

While some microfilariae may be killed by the ivermectin in HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables at the recommended dose level, HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables are not effective for microfilariae clearance. A mild hypersensitivity-type reaction, presumably due to dead or dying microfilariae and particularly involving a transient diarrhea, has been observed in clinical trials with ivermectin alone after treatment of some dogs that have circulating microfilariae.

Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of ingestion by humans, clients should be advised to contact a physician immediately. Physicians may contact a Poison Control Center for advice concerning cases of ingestion by humans.

Store at 20°C – 25°C (68°F – 77°F), excursions permitted between 15°C – 30°C (59°F – 86°F).

Protect product from light.

Warnings

Use product on or before its expiration date.

Discard or return unused tablets.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

In clinical trials with ivermectin/pyrantel, vomiting or diarrhea within 24 hours of dosing was rarely observed (1.1% of administered doses). The following adverse reactions have been reported following the use of ivermectin: Depression/lethargy, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, mydriasis, ataxia, staggering, convulsions and hypersalivation.

SAFETY

Studies with ivermectin indicate that certain dogs of the Collie breed are more sensitive to the effects of ivermectin administered at elevated dose levels (more than 16 times the target use level of 6 mcg/kg) than dogs of other breeds. At elevated doses, sensitive dogs showed adverse reactions which included mydriasis, depression, ataxia, tremors, drooling, paresis, recumbency, excitability, stupor, coma and death. Ivermectin demonstrated no signs of toxicity at 10 times the recommended dose (60 mcg/kg) in sensitive Collies. Results of these trials and bioequivalency studies, support the safety of ivermectin products in dogs, including Collies, when used as recommended.

Ivermectin/pyrantel has shown a wide margin of safety at the recommended dose level in dogs, including pregnant or breeding bitches, stud dogs and puppies aged 6 or more weeks. In clinical trials, many commonly used flea collars, dips, shampoos, anthelmintics, antibiotics, vaccines and steroid preparations have been administered with ivermectin/pyrantel in a heartworm disease preventive program.

In one trial, where some pups had parvovirus, there was a marginal reduction in efficacy against intestinal nematodes, possibly due to a change in intestinal transit time.

HOW SUPPLIED

HEARTSHIELD PLUS Flavored Chewables are available in three dosage strengths (See DOSAGE section) for dogs of different weights. Each strength comes in a box of 6 tablets, packed 10 boxes per display box.

ANADA 200-302, Approved by FDA.

Manufactured for: TruRx, LLC - Eagle, Idaho 83616 USA
For technical assistance or to report adverse drug reactions,
please call 1-855-631-7928.

49994-HS
06/12
302096-01

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - up to 25 lbs Carton

VETIQ

CONTAINS 6 FLAVORED CHEWABLES
6

HEART
SHIELD

plus

(ivermectin/pyrantel)

Administer once
a month to prevent
heartworm disease
and to treat and
control ascarid
and hookworm
infections in dogs

Each flavored chewable
contains 68 mcg ivermectin
and 57 mg pyrantel as
pamoate salt.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.)
law restricts this drug to use
by or on the order of a
licensed veterinarian.

for DOGS up to 25 lbs

Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.

ANADA 200-302 Approved by FDA

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - up to 25 lbs Carton

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 26 - 50 lbs Carton

VETIQ

CONTAINS 6 FLAVORED CHEWABLES
6

HEART
SHIELD

plus

(ivermectin/pyrantel)

Administer once
a month to prevent
heartworm disease
and to treat and
control ascarid
and hookworm
infections in dogs

Each flavored chewable
contains 136 mcg ivermectin
and 114 mg pyrantel as
pamoate salt.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.)
law restricts this drug to use
by or on the order of a
licensed veterinarian.

for DOGS 26 - 50 lbs

Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.

ANADA 200-302 Approved by FDA

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 26 - 50 lbs Carton

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 51 - 100 lbs Carton

VETIQ

CONTAINS 6 FLAVORED CHEWABLES
6

HEART
SHIELD

plus

(ivermectin/pyrantel)

Administer once
a month to prevent
heartworm disease
and to treat and
control ascarid
and hookworm
infections in dogs

Each flavored chewable
contains 272 mcg ivermectin
and 227 mg pyrantel as
pamoate salt.

CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.)
law restricts this drug to use
by or on the order of a
licensed veterinarian.

for DOGS 51 - 100 lbs

Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.

ANADA 200-302 Approved by FDA

PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 51 - 100 lbs Carton
HEARTSHIELD PLUS 
ivermectin and pyrantel pamoate tablet, chewable
Product Information
Product TypePRESCRIPTION ANIMAL DRUG LABELItem Code (Source)NDC:49994-105
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Ivermectin (Ivermectin) Ivermectin68 ug
pyrantel pamoate (pyrantel) pyrantel57 mg
Product Characteristics
ColorBROWN (Beige speckled) Scoreno score
ShapeROUNDSize9mm
FlavorImprint Code
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:49994-105-066 in 1 CARTON
11 in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
ANADAANADA20030208/01/2012
HEARTSHIELD PLUS 
ivermectin and pyrantel pamoate tablet, chewable
Product Information
Product TypePRESCRIPTION ANIMAL DRUG LABELItem Code (Source)NDC:49994-205
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Ivermectin (Ivermectin) Ivermectin136 ug
pyrantel pamoate (pyrantel) pyrantel114 mg
Product Characteristics
ColorBROWN (Beige speckled) Scoreno score
ShapeROUNDSize13mm
FlavorImprint Code
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:49994-205-066 in 1 CARTON
11 in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
ANADAANADA20030208/01/2012
HEARTSHIELD PLUS 
ivermectin and pyrantel pamoate tablet, chewable
Product Information
Product TypePRESCRIPTION ANIMAL DRUG LABELItem Code (Source)NDC:49994-305
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Ivermectin (Ivermectin) Ivermectin272 ug
pyrantel pamoate (pyrantel) pyrantel227 mg
Product Characteristics
ColorBROWN (Beige speckled) Scoreno score
ShapeROUNDSize16mm
FlavorImprint Code
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:49994-305-066 in 1 CARTON
11 in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
ANADAANADA20030208/01/2012
Labeler - TruRX LLC (078454338)

Revised: 9/2012
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Version: 1
Effective Time: 20120911
 
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