Dimmitrol Tablets for Dogs - Heartworm Treatment Medicine
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Dimmitrol Heartworm Treatment for Dogs
Dimmitrol Heartworm Tablets is a tablet containing Diethylcarbamazine or DECC and given daily for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs. Dimmitrol is effective against the L4 larvae of Heartworm as it moults within 3 months of infection by mosquitoes. Uptake from the gut is rapid and clearance is mostly as metabolites in the urine.
Directions for Use
Dimmitrol Heartworm Tablets are administered to dogs daily. The dosage of Diethylcarbamazine for the prevention of heartworm disease is 5.5 mg per kg bodyweight. Dimmitrol Heartworm Tablets come in 3 sizes. Dimmitrol Heartworm Tablet 50mg for dogs up to 9 kg in weight. Dimmitrol Heartworm Tablets 200 mg for dogs 9 to 36 kg and Dimmitrol Heartworm Tablets 400mg for dogs 36 - 72 kg. This medication should be given with food.
Cautions PLEASE READ
Do not give to dogs that are heartworm positive. Do not give this medication to dogs that have not been on continuous heartworm prevention, without a negative test result for heartworm microfilaria. Failure to do so may result in anaphylactic shock and death. This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects of diethylcarbamazine in dogs at heartworm prevention doses are uncommon although vomiting and diarrhoea can occur. If given to dogs that are heartworm positive (microfilaria present) anaphylactic shock may occur. Symptoms of anaphylactic shock include salivation, diarrhoea, vomiting, depression, lethargy, weak pulse, rapid heart rate, laboured breathing and death. In the event of an overdose or anaphylactic shock contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency centre immediately.