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Revolution for Dogs Rx

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  • Revolution provides complete parasite protection. Revolution is a topical liquid medication which is used for flea prevention, heartworm prevention, and prevention and control of ear mites, sarcoptic mange, and American dog ticks. See the Allivet Heartworm Comparison chart to find which heartworm prevention is best for your pet. 

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    What is Revolution for Dogs?

    Revolution is a safe and easy way to protect your dogs from, heartworm, fleas, ear mites, and other harmful parasites in dogs. Revolution Kills adult fleas before flea bites and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month.

    Who is Revolution for Dogs for?

    Dogs

    Why use Revolution for Dogs?

    -Prevents heartworm disease and parasites on dogs
    -Kills fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and prevents their eggs from hatching
    -Treats and controls ear mites
    -Controls American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestations
    -Treats Sarcoptic mange in dogs

    How does Revolution for Dogs work?

    Once topically applied to your pet, Revolution works by entering the pet’s bloodstream through the skin to prevent heartworm disease and parasitic worms. The active ingredient selamectin will be present in the dog’s tissue and bloodstream. This ingredient is effective in killing American dog ticks, adult fleas, prevent flea eggs from hatching, and treats ear mites and sarcoptic mange.

    Generic Brands:

    Selamectin

    Manufacturer:

    Zoetis

    Active ingredient(s):

    The active ingredient in Revolution is selamectin, which interferes with the parasite's nervous system.

    How is Revolution for Dogs sold?

    Revolution for Puppies and Kittens up to 5 lbs in 3 Month or 6 Month Pink
    Revolution Dogs 5-10 lbs in 3 Month or 6 Month Purple
    Revolution Dogs 11-20 lbs in 3 Month or 6 Month Brown
    Revolution Dogs 21-40 lbs in 3 Month or 6 Month Red
    Revolution Dogs 41-85 lbs in 3 Month or 6 Month Green
    Revolution Dogs 86-130 lbs in 3 Month or 6 Month Plum

    What are the side effects of Revolution for Dogs?

    Revolution is generally well-tolerated. In studies, <1% of dogs experienced digestive upset.

    What special precautions are there?

    Prior to administration, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infections. At the discretion of the veterinarian, infected dogs should be treated to remove adult heartworms.

    What to do if overdose?

    In case of adverse reaction, consult your nearest animal hospital.

    How can I store Revolution for Dogs?

    Revolution should be stored in a dry place below 86°F. Flammable - keep away from heat. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

    Helpful Tips:

    Revolution is a prescription-only, FDA-approved medication available only through a veterinarian – and is NOT a pesticide registered by the EPA. Although topically applied, Revolution is a systemically acting, broad-spectrum parasiticide that has a well defined safety profile combined with excellent efficacy to help protect your dog and cat against a wide variety of parasites.

    Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.
    For the prevention of heartworm disease, Revolution must be administered monthly, preferably on the same date each month. If a dose is missed and over 30 days have gone by since the last dose, give Revolution immediately and resume the monthly dosing schedule.
    Revolution may be given year round or only during the mosquito season. If given seasonally, the first dose must be given within 30 days of the dog's first exposure to mosquitoes. The last dose must be given within 30 days after the dog's last exposure to mosquitoes.
    We recommend you test your pet for heartworm infection before starting a preventive program.
    Reminder stickers are included to place on your calendar for each of the months following the date of the first dose.
    Switching Heartworm Preventives: If Revolution replaces another type of heartworm preventive, the first dose must be given within 30 days after the last dose of the previous product.
    Flea Control: For the prevention and control of flea infestations, Revolution should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active.
    Ear Mite Treatment: For the treatment of ear mite (O. cynotis) infestations, Revolution should be administered once as a single topical dose. A second monthly dose may be required in some animals. Monthly use of Revolution will control any subsequent ear mite infestations. Cleansing of the infested ears is recommended to remove the debris.
    Sarcoptic Mange Treatment for Dogs: For the treatment of sarcoptic mange (S. scabiei) in dogs, Revolution should be administered once as a single topical dose. A second monthly dose may be required in some dogs. Monthly use of Revolution will control any subsequent sarcoptic mange mite infestations.
    Tick Control for Dogs: For the control of tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestations in dogs, Revolution should be administered on a monthly basis. In heavy tick infestations, complete efficacy may not be achieved after the first dose. In these cases, one additional dose may be administered two weeks after the previous dose, with monthly dosing continued thereafter.
    Puppies: (6 weeks of age or older)
    Up to 5 lbs Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Mauve Box)
    Dogs:
    5.1-10 lbs Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Purple Box)
    10.1-20 lbs Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Brown Box)
    20.1-40 lbs Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Red Box)
    40.1-85 lbs Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Teal Box)
    85.1-130 lbs Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Plum Box)
    Over 130 lbs Use the appropriate combination of tubes
    Selamectin, the active ingredient in REVOLUTION, is a macrocyclic lactone compound. These compounds effectively prevent the development of adult heartworms when administered to dogs and cats within one month of exposure to infective (L3) Dirofilaria immitis larvae. Efficacy of macrocyclic lactones decreases below 100% in dogs, however, if first administered >2 months after exposure to infective larvae. Thus, in heartworm endemic regions, delaying initiation of heartworm prevention using REVOLUTION beyond 2 months of first exposure to infective larvae (e.g., starting puppies and kittens at >8 weeks of age), or gaps of >2 months in the administration of REVOLUTION during periods of heartworm transmission, increases the risk of the animal acquiring heartworms. Animals with unknown heartworm history that test negative for heartworms prior to the initiation of REVOLUTION may be harboring pre-patent infections at the time REVOLUTION was started.
    Testing such animals 3-4 months after initiation of REVOLUTION would be necessary to confirm their negative heartworm status.

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