Your furry friend must have a current heartworm test result on file with your veterinarian in order to be prescribed heartworm medication. Please visit your veterinarian to have this test performed annually to protect your four-legged friend. Revolution is a medication that is applied directly to your furry friend's skin to protect them from biting critters. When applied every 30 days, Revolution protects against heartworms and fleas. It may also be effective in preventing and treating ear mites, roundworms, and hookworms.
Revolution Topical Solution for Kittens & Puppies (under 5 lbs)
Revolution kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month. It is also indicated for the prevention and control of flea infestations, prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis, and the treatment and control of ear mite infestations. Revolution is also indicated for the treatment and control of roundworm and intestinal hookworm infections in cats.
The most common is hair loss at the site of application with or without inflammation (redness, flaking) in cats. Other side effects reported in cats and dogs include vomiting, diarrhea with or without blood, anorexia (decreased appetite), lethargy (sluggishness), salivation, rapid breathing, pruritus (itching), urticaria (welts, hives), erythema (skin redness), ataxia (incoordination), fever and rare instances of death. There have also been rare reports of seizures in dogs. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.
Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your dog is taking before starting this medication.
Prior to administration of Revolution, cats should be tested for existing heartworm infections. At the discretion of the veterinarian, infected cats should be treated to remove adult heartworms. Revolution is not effective against adult D. immitis and, while the number of circulating microfilariae may decrease following treatment, Revolution is not effective for microfilariae clearance. Hypersensitivity reactions have not been observed in cats with patent heartworm infections administered three times the recommended dose of Revolution. Higher doses were not tested. For use in animals only. Keep out of reach of children.
What is Revolution?
This once-a-month topical (on-the-skin) treatment is truly a revolutionary idea in parasite protection. Revolution protects against heartworm, roundworms, hookworms, fleas, and even ear mites when used as directed.
Who is it for?
For cats/kittens over 8 weeks of age. Safe to use on pregnant and nursing animals.
What are the benefits?
* Heartworm preventive for cats or kittens * Medication also can be used to treat and control roundworms and hookworms in cats * Also delivers flea control and prevention
How does Revolution work?
Revolution is used in the prevention, control, and treatment of various parasite infections. The active ingredient is selamectin, which interferes with the parasite's nervous system. It is an effective heartworm preventive, killing the immature form of the heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis). It kills adult fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and prevents flea eggs from hatching for one month. It is also used for the treatment and control of ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) and sarcoptic mange (Sarcoptes scabiei). Revolution also treats and controls roundworm and hookworm infections.
How is it given?
For the prevention of heartworm disease, Revolution must be applied monthly, preferably on the same date each month. It is recommended (and most manufacturer guarantees require) that Revolution be used year round, although some veterinarians may recommend using it only during the mosquito season. If used seasonally, the first dose must be applied within 30 days of the pet's first exposure to mosquitoes. The last dose must be applied within 30 days after the pet's last exposure to mosquitoes. To control fleas, apply the first dose one month prior to the expected start of the flea season. Part the hair on the back of the pet at the base of the neck in front of the shoulder blades. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze the tube 3-4 times to empty the entire contents on the skin. Do not massage into skin or apply to broken skin. Do not apply when the haircoat is wet.
What results can I expect?
Revolution will kill the immature heartworms the pet was exposed to in the preceding month. For ear mites and sarcoptic mange, most mites are killed with one treatment, although a second treatment a month later may be required; follow the advice of your veterinarian. To control ticks, the dosage may need to be changed from the heartworm dose of once a month; again follow your veterinarian's recommendations. Most fleas are killed within 36 hours of application. If the pet was already infested with fleas when Revolution was applied, you may see fleas after that period of time as the immature forms of the fleas in the environment hatch.
What form(s) does it come in?
Topical Brand Name Revolution Pronunciation REV-o-LOO-shun Common Drug Name Selamectin
What should I discuss with my veterinarian while considering Revolution?
Talk to your veterinarian about the heartworm testing that is recommended before starting your pet on a heartworm prevention program. Some intestinal parasites, such as hookworms and roundworms can be spread to people. Talk to your veterinarian about other measures you can take to prevent your pet from being infected with intestinal worms, and protecting yourself. Notify your veterinarian of any other medications or supplements your pet is taking, and also if your pet has had any reactions to previous medications.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If a dose is missed and over 30 days have gone by since the last dose, apply Revolution immediately and resume a monthly dosing schedule. Tell your veterinarian that a dose was missed.
What is the most important information I should know?
If the interval between doses is longer than one month, the efficacy of the drug is reduced. Do not give this medication orally.
Who should not take it?
Do not use on kittens less than 8 weeks of age. Use with caution in sick, weak, or underweight animals. Safe to use on breeding animals and pregnant and nursing females. This medication should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
What side effects may be seen when taking Revolution?
Side effects are very rare, but may included incoordination, trembling, or drooling. If Revolution is accidently given orally, you may see drooling and vomiting. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you observe any of these signs.
How is it stored?
Store below 86°F. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
What should I do if I know of or suspect there has been an overdose?
If you know or suspect your pet has had an overdose, or if you observe weakness, staggering, dilated pupils, trembling, drooling, or pressing the head against a wall, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What should I avoid when giving my pet Revolution?
Although there are no known drug or food interactions with this medication, consult with your veterinarian before using Revolution with any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, since interactions may occur.
The recommended minimum dose is 2.7 mg selamectin per pound (6 mg/kg) of body weight.
Store at temperatures below 86°F.