When was heartworm medicine invented?

Answer After being used on soldiers with filiariasis in World War II, diethylcarbamazine became the first heartworm medication prescribed to dogs beginning in the 1950s. This was more than 100 years after... Read More »

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How does heartworm medicine kill heartworms?

To kill heartworm larva, a prevention medication is given to your cat or dog, which poisons the larva and minimizes adult worms. Adult heartworms are killed with injections of Immiticide, a drug c... Read More »

Can heartworm medicine be bought over the counter?

Many heartworm medications must be prescribed by a veterinarian but there are several different companies that make over-the-counter heartworm medication for pets. Heartgard, Revolution and Advanta... Read More »

Who invented heartworm medication?

Merck & Co., Inc., developed ivermectin based heartworm preventative and treatment medication in partnership with Dr. Satoshi Omura. In 1975, Dr. Omura derived ivermectin from avermectin bacteria h... Read More »

Who invented the first gas medicine?

The first gas medicine, called simethicone, was invented by Dr. J. Alfred Rider, a pioneering California Bay Area gastroenterologist, in 1960. Dr. Rider was also a past president of the California ... Read More »