What is Revolution® (Selamectin)?
Revolution® (Selamectin) is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect your dog or cat from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. Revolution® (Selamectin) is also used on dogs for the treatment or prevention of fleas, the American Dog Tick, ear mites, and canine sarcoptic mange. When used on cats it is also used to treat or prevent fleas, ear mites, hookworms, and roundworms. Revolution® (Selamectin) requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.)
Dogs (6 weeks of age or older and no weight requirement)
- Protects your pet from heartworms and fleas
- Fights both internal and surface parasitic infections
- Treats Sarcoptic mange in dogs
- Treats and controls ear mites
- Controls American Dog Tick infestation
- Treats and controls roundworms and hookworms in cats
- Only administered once a month
- Safe and easy to use
How does Revolution® (Selamectin) work?
Revolution® (Selamectin) works by penetrating the skin and entering your pet’s bloodstream. Concentrations of selamectin, the active ingredient, in the tissue and bloodstream prevent heartworm disease. Selamectin also redistributes into the skin from the bloodstream and kills adult fleas, American dog ticks, and ear mites, and prevents flea eggs from hatching. It is also an anthelmintic, which means it fights to expel parasitic worms. Parasites ingest the drug when they feed on the animal’s blood. Revolution® (Selamectin) is safe for pregnant and lactating pets.
Side effects are uncommon, with less than 1% of dogs showing signs of digestive upsets. It is not advisable to use Revolution® (Selamectin) in pets that are ill or underweight. Collies and herding dog breeds may have a reaction to the ingredient selamectin if given over the recommended dosage amount. If your dog is a collie or other herding dog breed and your veterinarian has prescribed Revolution® (Selamectin), we urge you to monitor your pet for 8 hours and call your vet if your dog displays any signs of weakness, staggering, dilated pupils, trembling, drooling, or pressing his or her head against a wall.