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Revolution for dogs

Please note : The following information is from the manufacturer. We will add more information soon.

Generic Name
Selamectin (see-la-mek�-tin)

Brand Name(s)
Revolution (Pfizer Animal Health)

What is this medication used for
Revolution is a topical parasiticide used in the treatment and prevention of heartworm disease, fleas, the American dog tick, ear mites and canine sarcoptic mange. When used in cats it also treats certain hookworm and roundworm disease.

Availability
Revolution is available by prescription as spot on applicators.

How this medicine should be used
Revolution is applied to the skin on the back at the base of the neck once a month, in cats and dogs. Apply the contents in one spot and do not massage in. The animal may be bathed or allowed to swim 2 hours after the medication is applied. Spot on applicators are portioned based on the pet�s weight Revolution is applied to the skin on the back at the base of the neck once a month, in cats and dogs. Apply the contents in one spot and do not massage in. The animal may be bathed or allowed to swim 2 hours after the medication is applied. Spot on applicators are portioned based on the pet�s weight: cats up to 5 pounds and 5.1-15 pounds; for dogs up to 5 pounds, 5.1-10 pounds, 10.1-20 pounds, 20.1-40 pounds, 40.1-85 pounds and 85.1-130 pounds.

What are the side effects
Side effects when using Revolution may include temporary hair loss, loss of appetite, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and muscle tremors.

What special precautions are there
Do not use Revolution in animals allergic to it. Do not use on puppies or kittens under 6 weeks of age. Use with caution in sick, weak or underweight animals. Revolution appears to be safe to use in pregnant or lactating dogs or cats. Do not apply to wet hair. Dogs should be tested for existing heartworm disease prior to using Revolution.

In the event of overdose
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose, while rare, may include salivation and incoordination.

How should I store this medication
Store this medication at room temperature, in the original box. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.

This information sheet is for educational purposes only and is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your veterinarian. The information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. You should always consult your own veterinarian for specific advice concerning the treatment of your pet.

The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, allergic reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for your pet. It is not a substitute for a veterinary exam, and it does not replace the need for services provided by your veterinarian.

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