RECALL: Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables

Virbac Recall 8-13On August 20, 2013, Virbac has issued another recall alert for Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables due to several lots being below Ivermectin potency levels prior to their expiration.  There was a similar recall on August 13th, 2009 and on April 10th, 2013 for Virbac’s Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewable Tablets, due to Ivermectin stability concerns.  They found that certain lots were no longer effective for dogs weighing more than 75 pounds.

This is an expansion recall of Virbac issued in April for six lots of Iverhart Flavored Chewables.

The recalled lots may not fully protect dogs in the upper third of each weight range against heartworms.

The information from the original recall can be found at: Virbac Recalls Six Lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables.  

The following lot numbers of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables are included in the expanded recall:

Small (up to 25lbs)

120092: Small (up to 25lbs)

120397: Small (up to 25lbs)

120398: Small (up to 25lbs)

120798: Small (up to 25lbs)

Medium (26-50lbs)

120090: Medium (26-50lbs)

120301: Medium (26-50lbs)

120378: Medium (26-50lbs)

120450: Medium (26-50lbs)

121282: Medium (26-50lbs)

 Large (51-100lbs)

120091: Large (51-100lbs)

120127: Large (51-100lbs)

120195: Large (51-100lbs)

120207: Large (51-100lbs)

120256: Large (51-100lbs)

120289: Large(51-100lbs)

120300: Large (51-100lbs)

120305: Large (51-100lbs)

120306: Large (51-100lbs)

120377: Large (51-100lbs)

120379: Large (51-100lbs)

120434: Large (51-100lbs)

120440: Large (51-100lbs)

120464: Large (51-100lbs)

120651: Large (51-100lbs)

120658: Large (51-100lbs)

120678: Large (51-100lbs)

120831: Large (51-100lbs)

121110: Large (51-100lbs)

121150: Large (51-100lbs)

121283: Large (51-100lbs)

121386: Large (51-100lbs)

This recall does not affect Iverhart Max products.

According to a Virbac, testing revealed that fourteen lots were below Ivermectin potency levels prior to their expiration. The company also notes that the other lots remain within specification, but are being recalled as a precautionary measure.

No heartworm-related adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported.

For questions or concerns about the recall, contact Virbac Technical Services at 1-800-338-3659 ext. 3052.