Revolution (60 mg) (Dogs) (Canada)

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Revolution (60 mg) (Dogs)

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Manufacturer: Zoetis

selamectin topical solution

Topical Parasiticide for Dogs and Cats

DIN 02242050 (15 mg), 02242047 (30 mg), 02242048 (45 mg), 02367343 (60 mg) (cats), 02242049 (60 mg) (dogs), 02242046 (120 mg), 02242045 (240 mg), 02279339 (360 mg)

Active Ingredient

Selamectin is a semi-synthetic compound of the avermectin class.

Product Description: Revolution Topical Solution is available as a colourless to yellow, ready to use solution in single dose tubes for topical (dermal) treatment of dogs and cats not less than six weeks of age. The content of each tube is formulated to provide a minimum of 6 mg/kg of body weight of selamectin.

Indications: DOGS: For the treatment and control of flea (Ctenocephalides canis, C. felis), ear mite (Otodectes cynotis), sarcoptic mange mite (Sarcoptes scabiei) and tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) infestations, and for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis. Revolution Topical Solution is also indicated as an aid in the treatment and control of roundworm (Toxocara canis) infections and tick (Dermacentor variabilis) infestations.

CATS: For the treatment and control of flea (Ctenocephalides canis, C. felis) and ear mite (Otodectes cynotis) infestations, intestinal hookworm (Ancylostoma tubaeforme) and roundworm (Toxocara cati) infections, and for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis.

Dosage: Revolution Topical Solution is applied topically to the skin at the recommended minimum dose of 6 mg selamectin per kg of body weight, once a month.

Administer Revolution Topical Solution in accordance with the following tables:

Cats
(kg)

Package color

mg per tube

Potency (mg/mL)

Administered volume (nominal tube sizes- mL)

≤2.5

Mauve

15 mg

60

0.25

2.6-7.5

Blue

45 mg

60

0.75

7.6-10.0

Taupe

60 mg

60

1.0

>10.0

 

Appropriate combination of tubes

60

Appropriate combination of tubes


Dogs
(kg)

Package color

mg per tube

Potency (mg/mL)

Administered volume (nominal tube sizes- mL)

≤2.5

Mauve

15 mg

60

0.25

2.6-5.0

Purple

30 mg

120

0.25

5.1-10.0

Brown

60 mg

120

0.5

10.1-20.0

Red

120 mg

120

1.0

20.1-40.0

Teal

240 mg

120

2.0

40.1-60.0

Plum

360 mg

120

3.0

>60

 

Appropriate combination of tubes

120

Appropriate combination of tubes

Administration:

Depress the cap to puncture the seal on the Revolution Topical Solution tube; then remove the cap to administer product.

Administer the product directly to the skin without massaging into the site. Part the hair on the back of the animal in front of the shoulder blades until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and squeeze the tube to empty its entire contents directly onto the skin in one spot. Avoid contact between the product and fingers. Do not apply when the hair coat is wet. Bathing or shampooing the animal 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the efficacy of Revolution Topical Solution. Discard the used tubes in the household trash.

Efficacy

Flea Control in Dogs and Cats

If the dog or cat is already infested with fleas when the first dose of Revolution Topical Solution is administered, then adult fleas on the animal are killed and no viable flea eggs are produced after the first administration. This stops flea reproduction. An environmental infestation of fleas may persist for a short time after beginning treatment with Revolution Topical Solution because of the emergence of adult fleas from pupae. However, large reductions in flea infestations are observable after just one monthly treatment as flea larvae in the animal surroundings are killed or prevented from developing to adults by treatment with Revolution Topical Solution.

For the lasting control of flea infestations, Revolution Topical Solution should be administered at monthly intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before fleas become active. This ensures that fleas infesting the animal are killed and that no viable flea eggs are produced by these fleas. This breaks the flea life cycle and controls flea infestations. Results of clinical field efficacy studies using Revolution Topical Solution monthly demonstrated control of flea infestations and improved the clinical manifestation of flea infestations, including flea allergy dermatitis.

Heartworm Prevention in Dogs and Cats

For the prevention of heartworm disease, Revolution Topical Solution must be administered on a monthly basis. Revolution Topical Solution may be administered year-round or at least within one month after the animal’s first exposure to mosquitoes and monthly thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The final dose must be given within one month after the last exposure to mosquitoes. If a dose is missed and a monthly interval between dosing is exceeded then immediate administration of Revolution Topical Solution and resumption of monthly dosing will minimize the opportunity for the development of adult heartworms. When replacing another heartworm preventive product in a heartworm disease prevention program, the first dose of Revolution Topical Solution must be given within a month of the last dose of the former medication.

Ear Mite Treatment in Dogs and Cats

For the elimination of ear mites (O. cynotis) in dogs and cats, Revolution Topical Solution should be administered once as a single dose. A second monthly dose of Revolution Topical Solution may be required to eliminate mites in some dogs. Monthly use of Revolution Topical Solution will treat any subsequent ear mite infestations. Many animals treated for otoacariasis have concurrent otitis externa involving secondary yeast or bacterial infections. O. cynotis causes primary inflammation and pruritus of the external ear canal and predisposes to these secondary infections. Therefore, cats and dogs with otoacariasis complicated by secondary yeast and/or bacterial infections may require supportive therapy in addition to treatment with Revolution Topical Solution. Cleansing of the infested ears is recommended to remove the debris.

Nematode Treatment in Dogs and Cats

For the treatment and control of intestinal hookworm (A. tubaeforme) and roundworm (T. cati) infections in cats, Revolution Topical Solution should be applied once as a single treatment, and monthly thereafter to control infections.

As an aid in the treatment of intestinal roundworm (T. canis) infections in dogs, administer two monthly treatments, and monthly thereafter to control infections.

Sarcoptic Mange Treatment in Dogs

A single dose of Revolution Topical Solution is safe and highly efficacious against natural infestations of S. scabiei in dogs, however, for complete eradication two doses may be required. Monthly use of Revolution Topical Solution will treat any subsequent Sarcoptes mite infestations.

Tick Treatment in Dogs

For tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Dermacentor variabilis) infestations, Revolution Topical Solution should be administered on a monthly basis. In heavy tick infestations, adequate 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.

Revolution (60 mg) (Dogs) Caution

Revolution Topical Solution may be safely administered to heartworm infected dogs and cats, however, it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all dogs ≥ 6 months of age be tested for existing heartworm infections before beginning medication with Revolution Topical Solution. Cats ≥ 6 months of age in heartworm endemic areas may also be tested to determine the presence of existing heartworm infections before beginning medication with Revolution Topical Solution. Revolution Topical Solution is not effective against adult D. immitis; however it may decrease the number of circulating microfilariae.

Revolution Topical Solution should be used in animals of six or more weeks of age.

Use with caution in sick, debilitated or underweight animals.

Warnings

Keep this product, and all drugs, out of the reach of children

May be irritating to skin and eyes. Wash hands after use and wash off any product in contact with the skin immediately with soap and water. If contact with eyes occurs, then flush eyes copiously with water. In case of ingestion by a human, contact a physician immediately.

Animal Safety:

DOGS: Revolution Topical Solution has been tested with no adverse reactions in dogs of over 100 different pure and mixed breeds including Collies, and in pregnant and lactating females, breeding males and females, and puppies six weeks of age and older. Revolution Topical Solution was administered at 10 times the recommended dose, and no adverse effects were observed. Revolution Topical Solution was also administered at 3 times the recommended dose to heartworm infected dogs, and no adverse effects were observed.

CATS: Revolution Topical Solution has been tested with no serious adverse effects in cats of over 15 different pure and mixed breeds and in pregnant and lactating females, breeding males and females and kittens six weeks of age and older. Less than 1% of cats treated in the field studies had a transient alopecia at or near the site of application, possibly due to self grooming. In safety studies, Revolution Topical Solution was applied at 10 times the recommended dose, and no adverse effects were noted. Revolution Topical Solution was also applied at 4 times the recommended dose to heartworm infected cats, and no adverse effects were observed. Accidental oral administration of Revolution Topical Solution to cats may induce salivation or vomiting.

In well-controlled clinical studies, Revolution Topical Solution was used safely in animals receiving other frequently used veterinary products such as vaccines, antiparasitics, antibiotics, steroids, pesticides and shampoos.

Storage Conditions: Revolution Topical Solution tubes should be stored in the original carton at or below 30°C.

Flammable - Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames or other sources of ignition.

Presentation: Available in eight dose strengths for dogs and cats of different weights.

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Pfizer Animal Health, Pfizer Canada Inc., Kirkland QC N9J 2M5

8530-11-0E

11031602

NAC No.: 11980848

ZOETIS CANADA
16,740 TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, KIRKLAND, QC, H9H 4M7
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