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Bravecto (Fluralaner) is a Topical Solution for Dogs that kills fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis) and the treatment and control of tick infestations [Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick)] for 12 weeks. Bravecto is also indicated for the treatment and control of Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick) infestations for 8 weeks. See Allivet's Flea and Tick Chart to find which flea and tick product is best for your pet.

What is Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs?

Bravecto (Fluralaner) is a Topical Spot On Solution indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea and tick infestations in dogs for up to 12 weeks.

Who is Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs for?

For Dogs and Puppies 6 months of age and older weighing 4.4 pounds or greater

Why use Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs?

-Provides flea and tick treatment for up to 12 weeks (8 weeks for the lone star tick) -Treatment may begin at any time of the year and can continue year round without interruption -Bathing or water immersion 3 days after administration will not reduce the effectiveness of Bravecto against fleas and Ixodes ricinus ticks. Resists repeated swimming/bathing for a full 12-week* period -Fast-acting, long-lasting protection -Easy topical application with an easy to use, non-spill twist applicator -Lasts nearly 3X longer than monthly treatments -Safe for breeding, pregnant or nursing dogs

How does Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs work?

Fluralaner is for systemic use and belongs to the class of isoxazoline-substituted benzamide derivatives. Fluralaner is an inhibitor of the arthropod nervous system. The mode of action of fluralaner is the antagonism of the ligand-gated chloride channels (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-receptor and glutamate-receptor).

Manufacturer:

Merck

Active ingredient(s):

Fluralaner

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?

*Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. Seizures have been reported in dogs receiving fluralaner, even in dogs without a history of seizures. The most common adverse reactions recorded in clinical trials were vomiting, hair loss, diarrhea, lethargy, decreased appetite, and moist dermatitis/rash. For topical use only. Avoid oral ingestion.

What special precautions are there?

*Not for human use. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children and animals. Do not contact or allow children to contact the application site until dry. Do not eat, drink or smoke while handling the product. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If contact with eyes occurs, then flush eyes slowly and gently with water. Wash hands and contacted skin thoroughly with soap and water immediately after use of the product. The product is highly flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition. *On September 20, 2018, the FDA warned that drugs in the isoxazoline class have the potential for causing neurologic adverse effects (eg, including muscle tremors, ataxia, seizures) in dogs and cats.

What to do if overdose?

In case of overdose contact your nearest emergency pet hospital. You may also contact Merck Animal Health Pharmacovigilance: Companion Animal Technical Services, 800-224-5318.

How can I store Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs?

Do not store above 86°F (30°C). Store in the original package in order to protect from moisture. The pouch should only be opened immediately prior to use.

Helpful Tips:

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.

Dosage and Administration:
Bravecto should be administered topically as a single dose every 12 weeks according to the Dosage Schedule below to provide a minimum dose of 11.4 mg/lb (25 mg/kg) body weight. Bravecto may be administered every 8 weeks in case of potential exposure to Amblyomma americanum ticks.
 
Dosage Schedule ::
Body Weight Ranges (lb)  /   Fluralaner content (mg)/tube   /    Tubes Administered
4.4 – 9.9 lbs                                         112.5 mg                                      One
>9.9 – 22.0 lbs                                      250 mg                                        One
>22.0 – 44.0 lbs                                    500 mg                                        One
>44.0 – 88.0 lbs                                   1000 mg                                       One
>88.0 – 123.0 lbs                                 1400 mg                                       One
 
* Dogs over 123.0 lb should be administered the appropriate combination of tubes 
 
Step 1: Immediately before use, open the pouch and remove the tube. Hold the tube at the crimped end with the cap in an upright position (tip up). The cap should be rotated clockwise or counter clockwise one full turn. The cap is designed to stay on the tube for dosing and should not be removed. The tube is open and ready for application when a "click" is heard or felt. This indicates that the seal is broken and product can be applied to the dog.
 
Step 2: The dog should be standing or lying with its back horizontal during application. Part the fur at the administration site. Place the tube tip vertically against the skin between the shoulder blades of the dog.
 
Step 3: Squeeze the tube and gently apply Bravecto in one or more spots starting between the shoulder blades and continuing along the dog's back. Avoid applying an excessive amount of solution in any one spot which may cause some solution to run or drip off of the dog.
 
Bathing or water immersion 3 days after administration will not reduce the effectiveness of Bravecto against fleas and Ixodes ricinus ticks.

Fluralaner 

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