Reliable heartworm treatment. Now with reliable availability.
New from Zoetis
DIROBAN™ (melarsomine dihydrochloride)Why DIROBAN?
Now You Have a Reliable Supply
- In recent years, melarsomine dihydrochloride, the preferred method for treating canine heartworm disease, has been in short supply.1
- Your preferred heartworm treatment is now available to you, your clients and your heartworm-positive patients.
- Recommended by the American Heartworm Society and Companion Animal Parasite Council™ over the use of monthly macrocyclic lactones for heartworm disease treatment.2-3
Slow Kill Treatment
Why Slow Kill Is the Inferior Treatment
- The American Heartworm Society does not recommend slow kill as a treatment of heartworm disease.2
- The longer adult worms are present, the longer pathology continues to develop. Treatment with DIROBAN will shorten the duration of infection by months or even years.
- Up to 20% of heartworm-infected dogs continue to have persistent circulating microfilaria.4
- Those dogs act as reservoirs for other dogs living nearby.4
- With the slow kill treatment, dogs should be restricted from activity for up to 2 years;5 when treating with DIROBAN, the recommended period of restricted activity is only 12 weeks.2
- Slow kill requires 100% pet owner compliance of monthly dosing for the duration of treatment up to 2 years.5 With DIROBAN, only 2 to 3 veterinary-administrated doses are required during treatment.6 When compliance is a top concern, why take the risk?
A Product You Know, a Company You Can Rely On
- The active ingredient in DIROBAN, melarsomine dihydrochloride, is safe and effective in all dogs with Class 1, 2 and 3 heartworm disease.6
- Laboratory and clinical field trials demonstrate that treatment with melarsomine dihydrochloride reduces and/or clears Dirofilaria immitis infection in dogs with Class 1, 2 and 3 heartworm disease.6
You Should Always Have Access to Your First Choice
- Recommended by the American Heartworm Society and Companion Animal Parasite Council.2‑3
- The sooner adult and immature worms are killed, the sooner your patient and client return to their normal lives.
- Helps preserve the human-animal bond by shortening the recovery time over slow kill.