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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Anthelmintic agent


Chemical Name

25-Cyclohexyl-4'-O-de(2,6-dideoxy-3-O-metyl-α-L-arabino-hexopyranosyl)-5-demetoxy-25-de(1-metylpropyl)-22,23-dihydro-5-(hydroxyimino)-avermectin A1a (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Selamectinum (Latin)
  • Selamectin (German)
  • Sélamectine (French)
  • Selamectina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Selamectin (OS: USAN, BAN)
  • UK-124114 (IS)
  • Selamectin (PH: BP vet. 2015)
  • Selamectin for veterinary use (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Selamectinum ad usum veterinarium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Revolution (veterinary use)
    Pfizer Animal Health, South Africa; Pharmacia, Israel; Zoetis, United States; Zoetis Australia, Australia
  • Revolution for Cats (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, New Zealand
  • Revolution for Dogs (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, New Zealand
  • Revolution for Puppies and Kittens (veterinary use)
    Zoetis, New Zealand
  • Stronghold (veterinary use)
    Orion Pharma Animal Health, Sweden; Pfizer, Poland; Pfizer Animal Health, Netherlands; Zoetis, Switzerland; Zoetis, Germany; Zoetis, France; Zoetis, United Kingdom; Zoetis, Italy; Zoetis Belgium, Austria; Zoetis Belgium, Belgium; Zoetis Finland Oy, Norway; Zoetis, Finland


BANBritish Approved Name
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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