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What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Eqvalan?
Horses are susceptible to many internal parasites. Few wormers will kill all of them. Therefore, a regular deworming program needs to be determined by you and your veterinarian. This program will be based on test results showing what worms your horse may have, and the horse's age, environment, exposure to other horses, general health status, and other factors.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
Eqvalan Liquid is given in a single dose.
What is the most important information I should know?
Eqvalan is a very safe, broad-spectrum horse wormer, when used according to directions. Because of the need for proper administration, it is recommended that oral Eqvalan for horses should only be administered by a veterinarian. It needs to be used in conjunction with a broad parasite control plan.
Who should not take it?
Not for use in horses hypersensitive (allergic) to ivermectin or similar medications.
Eqvalan can be used safely in breeding animals, pregnant mares, and horses of all ages.
Do not use if a precipitate or cloudiness of the product is observed.
Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.
What side effects may be seen when taking Eqvalan?
May see swelling on the belly of the horse and itching if the horse was carrying large numbers of neck threadworm microfilariae (Onchocerca). Consult your veterinarian if you notice this effect. To report adverse reactions for the Eqvalan product, contact the manufacturer at 1-888-637-4251.
If your horse experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How is it stored?
Store at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
may see depression, incoordination, and vision problems. If you know or suspect your horse has had an overdose, or if you observe any of these signs in your horse, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Eqvalan?
Although there are no known drug interactions, notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your horse is taking while receiving oral ivermectin.
Where is more information available?
Ask your veterinarian, consult with one of our pharmacists at 1-800-447-3021, or see the Patient Information Sheet on this medication.