Bravecto (Fluralaner) is a flea medication for dogs that is used topically. Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis), black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), and brown dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis) may all be prevented, treated, and controlled with it. The course of treatment is 12 weeks long. For up to 8 weeks, this treatment can be used to treat and manage lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) infestations.
Who is Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs for?
Puppies and dogs 6 months and older and weigh a minimum of 4.4lbs.
Why use Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs?
Bravecto Features: Safe to administer to dogs that are nursing, pregnant, or breeding Flea and tick treatments might last up to three times longer than monthly treatments Offers long-lasting and quick-acting protection For simple application, it has a twist-top, non-spill applicator Tick and flea infestations are treated for up to 12 weeks (lone star ticks for 8 weeks) It may be begun at any time of year and utilized all year Following water immersion or bathing, effective against Ixodes ricinus ticks and fleas (when these occur 3 days following application) Resists bathing and swimming for up to 12 weeks
How does Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs work?
The isoxazoline-substituted benzamide derivative Bravecto (Fluralaner) is a systemic isoxazoline-substituted benzamide derivative. Arthropods' neurological systems are inhibited by it. It's a ligand-gated chloride channel (gamma-aminobutyric acid [GABA] receptor and glutamate-receptor) antagonist
How is Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs sold?
Sold in 12 weeks (1 box) or 24 weeks (2 boxes) supply in the following strengths/sizes :: 112.50 mg Yellow for dogs 4.4 - 9.9 lbs 250 mg Orange for dogs 9.9 - 22 lbs 500 mg Green for dogs 22 - 44 lbs 1000 mg Blue for dogs 44 - 88 lbs 1400 mg Pink for dogs 88 - 123 lbs
What are the side effects of Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs?
Clinical studies revealed that the most common adverse reactions include: Vomiting Hair Loss Diarrhea Lethargy Inappetence Moist Dermatitis Rash Do not ingest orally or allow your pet to do so. Some dogs on fluralaner have had seizures - even dogs who had never previously had a seizure. Give this medication cautiously if your pet has had seizures in the past.
What special precautions are there?
Not intended for use in humans. Never let a child touch the application site before it has dried. This and all medications should be kept away from animals and children. While using this product, do not smoke, eat, or drink. Allow no contact with the eyes or skin. If the product contacts your eyes, flush them with cool water carefully and slowly. Hands and skin should be properly washed with water and soap after handling. Because this product is extremely flammable, it should be kept away from any ignition sources such as sparks, heat, and open flame.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately. You may also contact Merck Animal Health Pharmacovigilance: Companion Animal Technical Services, 800-224-5318.
How can I store Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs?
Only open the pouch right before you use it. Heat and moisture should be kept away. Store at 86° Fahrenheit (30° Celsius) or lower.
Instructions: 1) Remove the tube from the container just before use. Keep the tube's crimped end upright (with the tip up). Rotate the cap a full turn clockwise or counterclockwise. The cap is designed to stay on the tube during treatment and cannot be removed. The tube is open and ready to use when you hear or feel a click. The click guarantees that the seal is intact, allowing you to apply the product to your dog. 2) For application, make sure the dog is upright or lying down (back horizontal). At the application site, part the fur. Place the tube's tip on the skin between the dog's shoulder blades, vertically. 3) Compress the tube and apply to one or more places carefully. Begin between the shoulder blades and work your way down the back. Do not use an inordinate amount of product in one area. The solution may leak or run off as a result of this. Water immersion or bathing have no influence on the efficacy of Bravecto against fleas or Ixodes ricinus ticks after 3 days. Dosing Recommendations (Per Tube): Dogs 4.4-9.9 Lbs: 112.5 mg 10-22 Pounds: 250 mg 22.1-44 Pounds: 500 mg 44.1-88 Pounds: 1000 mg 88.1-123 Pounds: 1400 mg Greater Than 123 Lbs: Give the proper tube combination. Administer a single topical dose at 12-week intervals. Follow the recommended dosing schedule to provide at least 11.5 mg for every lb of body weight. If your pet may be exposed to Amblyomma americanum ticks, you may opt to re-treat at 8-week intervals.