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Revolution Topical for Dogs Rx

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Product Description
Revolution is a broad-spectrum parasiticide. The topical liquid works to prevent heartworms and fleas. It also treats and controls American dog ticks, sarcoptic mange, and ear mites.
Who is Revolution Topical for Dogs for?
Dogs.
Why use Revolution Topical for Dogs?
Revolution controls Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick) infestations, treats sarcoptic mange, controls and treats ear mites, kills Ctenocephalides felis (fleas), prevents flea eggs from hatching, and prevents parasites and heartworm disease.
How does Revolution Topical for Dogs work?
Revolution enters the bloodstream through the skin after topical application. It starts functioning right away to protect you against parasitic worms and heartworm disease. The active component, selamectin, stays in the bloodstream and tissue of the dog for long-term protection. Adult fleas and American dog ticks are killed, flea eggs are prevented from developing, and sarcoptic mange and ear mites are treated.
Manufacturer:
Zoetis
Active Ingredients(s):
Selamectin
How is Revolution Topical for Dogs sold?
Available in 3 or 6 month supply in color coded boxes according to your dog's weight. Pink: Dogs weighing up to 5 lbs Purple: Dogs weighing between 5-10 lbs Brown: Dogs weighing between 11-20 lbs Red: Dogs weighing between 21-40 lbs Green: Dogs weighing between 41-85 lbs Plum: Dogs weighing between 86-130 lbs
What are the side effects of Revolution Topical for Dogs?
Revolution is often well tolerated. According to studies, just 1% of dogs display indications of gastrointestinal trouble.
What special precautions are there?
Your dog should receive a heartworm test to rule out an existing infection before starting treatment. Existing infections must be treated before your dog begins Revolution treatment. Because the product is flammable, it should be used and stored away from sources of heat. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
What to do if overdose?
If a negative action occurs, contact your closest veternarian or animal hospital.
How can I store Revolution Topical for Dogs?
Store product between the temperatures of 15°-30°C (59°-86°F)
Helpful Tips:
The FDA has authorized Revolution as a prescription-only medication. This topical therapy has a well-defined safety profile, and it's not an EPA-registered pesticide. It's a systemic, broad-spectrum parasiticide that's highly effective.
Overview
Dosing Recommendations for Dogs and Puppies: Dogs between 5.1 and 10 Lbs: Purple Dogs between 10.1 and 20 Lbs: Brown Dogs between 20.1 and 40 Lbs: Red Dogs between 40.1 and 85 Lbs: Teal Dogs between 85.1 and 130 Lbs: Plum Dogs 130 Lbs and Up: administer a combination of tubes for accurate, weight-based dosing Use the entire contents of the tube once a month. If you're switching to Revolution from another heartworm preventive, give the first dosage within 30 days of the prior product's last dose. During flea season, use weekly to prevent and manage fleas. Start a month before the fleas appear. Before initiating therapy with a heartworm preventive medication, your pet should receive a heartworm test. This medicine comes with calendar reminder stickers. Depending on your area, you can use this product all year, or you may opt to treat your pet only during mosquito season. If you're giving it seasonally, give the first dosage 30 days after your pet's first mosquito exposure and the last dose 30 days after the last exposure. Administer every month on the same day each month to avoid heartworm infection. If you miss giving a dose and it's been over 30 days since you last gave the medication, give it right away and get back on track with treatment. Apply as a single topical dose to treat ear mites. In certain situations, a monthly dose may be required. Ear mites can be controlled with a monthly application. To eliminate debris from contaminated ears, clean them. Apply monthly to keep ticks at bay. If the infestation is severe, a single dose may not be enough to achieve total effectiveness. If this is the case, a second dose can be given as soon as two weeks after the first. After that, start dosing on a monthly basis. Apply as a single topically administered dose to treat sarcoptic mange. In certain situations, a monthly dose may be required. All further infestations of sarcoptic mange mites will be controlled with a monthly application.