Diroban (melarsomine dihydrochloride) sterile powder for injection is indicated for the treatment of stabilized Class 1a, 2b, and 3c heartworm disease caused by immature (4 month-old, stage L5) to mature adult infections of Dirofilaria immitis in dogs. Diroban is currently the only FDA-approved drug available in the U.S. to treat canine heartworm disease.
Possible Side Effects
Common side effects include injection site irritation (accompanied by pain, swelling, tenderness and reluctance to move), coughing/gagging, depression/lethargy, anorexia/inappetence, fever, lung congestion and vomiting. All patients should be monitored during treatment and for up to 24 hours after the last injection.
Use exactly as directed by your veterinarian. DIROBAN should be administered ONLY by deep intramuscular injection in the epaxial (lumbar) muscles in the third and fifth lumbar region. DO NOT ADMINISTER AT ANY OTHER SITE.
Store upright at controlled room temperature 20°- 25°C (68°- 77°C). After reconstitution, solutions should be stored under refrigeration and kept from light in the original packaging for 36 hours. Do not freeze reconstituted solution. No antimicrobial or other substance has been added to the sterile water diluent.
Prescription items are NON-RETURNABLE and NON-REFUNDABLE.