What are Revolution Possible side effects for dogs?
The revolution has earned a reputation for providing fast-acting, long-lasting pest control fast-acting canines of all kinds. The revolution protects your dog from fleas, heartworms, scabies, ticks and ear mites, making it a powerful monthly menstrual treatment.
And because the revolution is so powerful, it is important that we, as owners of care animals, do our part to check for possible side effects and adverse reactions that some dogs may experience with their first use of the revolution, or with a possible overdose.
Fortunately, most of our duties have been done for us, by the FDA and the scientists and canines who work on test products like Revolution, to ensure that they are safe and effective.
Before we talk about side effects, it is important that we review some of the precautions mentioned by the FDA and the Revolution themselves:
- Before using Revolution for your dog, make sure your canine has been tested for existing heartworm worm infections. If they do, parasitic treatment can be harmful to your dog's health, and you should follow the advice of a veterinarian to find out what medications to use to help them get rid of brainworms before you are proactive with Revolution.
Of the apparent side effects of Revolution for Dogs:
Soft hair loss
Changes in appetite
Hyperactivity / Agitation
Side effects that warrant a veterinary visit:
Tremors / seizures
Most of these side effects occur in less than 1% of protected dogs of the revolution, although frequent and sometimes rare, the use of Révolution can also lead to dog death.
Topical solution selamectin as instructed by the veterinarian Topical parasite infections of dogs and cats Active ingredient: Selamectin Selamectin is a semi-synthetic compound belonging to the avermectin family.
Product analysis: Revolution, topical solution selamectin, is a color solution to yellow, is offered for use in single-dose tubes of topical treatment (on the skin) for dogs and cats for a period of six weeks or more as instructed by the veterinarian. The contents of each tube are prepared to provide a minimum of 6 mg selamectin/kg body weight.
Indications: DOGS: For the treatment and control of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides canis, C. felis), ticks (Rhipicephalus sanguineus), atrial acariosis caused by Otodectes cynotis, sarcoptic mange caused by Sarcoptes scabiei and for the prevention of cardiovascular dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria immitis. Revolution is also indicated to help in the treatment and control of ascarid infections (Toxocara canis) and tick infestations (Dermacentor variabilis).
CHATS: For the treatment and control of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides canis, C. felis), atrial acariosis caused by Otodectes cynotis, intestinal hookworm (Ancylostoma tubaeforme) and ascariasis (Toxocara cati) infections, and for the prevention of dirofilariasis caused by Dirofilaria immitis.
Dosage: Revolution is applied topically directly to the skin at the recommended minimum dose of 6 mg selamectin per kg body weight, once a month.
Press the cap to pierce the seal on the Revolution tube; then remove the cap to administer the product.
Administer the product directly on the skin, without massaging to penetrate. Spread the hair on the animal's back, in front of the shoulder blades, until the skin is visible. Place the tip of the tube on the skin and press the tube so that it is completely empty, directly on the skin, in one place. Avoid contact with fingers. Do not apply when the coat is wet. Bathing or shampooing the animal two hours or more after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of the Revolution. Dispose of empty tubes in household waste.
Efficiency and effectiveness Flea control in dogs and cats If the dog or cat is already infested with fleas at the time the first dose of Revolution is administered, the adult fleas on the animal are killed, and no viable flea eggs are produced after the first treatment. This stops the multiplication of chips. Fleas can continue to infest the animal's living environment for a short period of time after starting treatment with Revolution due to the metamorphosis of pupae into adult fleas. Nevertheless, a significant reduction in flea infestations is already observed one month after the first treatment, since Revolution kills flea larvae present in the animal's environment, or prevents them from reaching the adult stage.
To permanently control flea infestations, Revolution should be administered at one-month intervals throughout the flea season, starting one month before flea activity begins. This strategy ensures that fleas already on the animal are killed and that no viable flea eggs are produced by these fleas. This breaks the flea's life cycle and controls infestations. The results of clinical field efficacy studies of Revolution used each month confirm the control of flea infestations and the improvement in clinical manifestation caused by flea infestation, including allergic dermatitis by flea bite.
Prevention of heartworm in dogs and cats
To prevent dirofilariasis, Revolution should be administered on a monthly basis. Revolution can be administered all year round, or from no later than one month after the animal's first exposure to mosquitoes, and then every month thereafter until the end of the mosquito season. The last dose should be administered within one month of the last mosquito exposure. In the event that a dose is missed, or if the interval of one month between two doses is exceeded, immediate administration of Revolution and a return to the monthly regimen will minimize the risk of adult heartworm development. When Revolution replaces another heartworm prevention product as part of a heartworm prevention program, the first dose of Revolution must be administered no more than one month after the last dose of the previous drug.
Treatment of ear mites in dogs and cats
For the elimination of ear mites (O. cynotis) in dogs and cats, administer a single dose of Revolution once. A second dose of Revolution administered one month later, may be necessary to eliminate mites in some dogs. Monthly use of Revolution will treat any subsequent infestation by ear mites. Many animals treated for otoacariasis have a concomitant otitis externa, complicated by secondary yeast or bacterial infections. O. cynotis causes primary inflammation and pruritus of the external ear canal, which predisposes to these secondary infections. Therefore, additional treatment in addition to Revolution therapy may be required in cats and dogs with otoacariasis complicated by secondary yeast or bacterial infections. It is recommended to clean infested ears to remove debris.
Treatment of nematode infections in dogs and cats
For the treatment and control of hookworm (A. tubeform) and intestinal roundworm (T. cat) infections in cats, administer a single dose of Revolution once. Monthly use of Revolution will control subsequent infections due to these parasites.
To assist in the treatment of intestinal roundworm (T. canis) infections in dogs, administer two monthly treatments. Monthly use of Revolution will control subsequent infections due to these parasites.
Treatment of sarcoptic scabies in dogs
Administration of a single dose of Revolution is safe and highly effective against natural infestations of S. scabiei when dogs. In order to completely eliminate them, they need two doses. Monthly use of Revolution will treat any subsequent infestation by mites of the genus Sarcoptes.
Treatment of tick infestations in dogs
For tick infestations (Rhipicephalus sanguineus, Dermacentor variabilis), Revolution should be administered on a monthly basis. In the case of a severe tick infestation, it is possible that the first dose alone may not give satisfactory results. In such a situation, a second dose can be given two weeks later and then every month thereafter.
Revolution can be safely administered to dogs and cats infected with heartworm; however, it is recommended, in accordance with good veterinary practice, that all dogs 6 months of age and older be tested for heartworm before starting treatment with Revolution. In areas where heartworm infection is endemic, cats 6 months of age and older should also be screened before starting treatment with Revolution. Revolution is not effective against adult forms of D. immitis; however, it can help reduce the number of microfilariae in circulation.
Revolution should only be used in animals at least six weeks old.
Use with caution in sick, weakened or thinned animals.
Caution: Keep this product, and any medication, out of the reach of children.
May irritate skin and eyes. Wash hands after use. If contact with the skin, wash directly with water and cleaner. Or contact the eyes, wash them with water well. If swallowed by a human, seek medical advice immediately.
Safety for animals:
DOGS: In clinical studies, Revolution has not caused any adverse effects in more than 100 breeds, pure and crossbred, of dogs, including avermectin-sensitive collars, as well as in pregnant and lactating females, breeding males and Lactating female dogs, raising puppies six weeks of age and older dogs. No adverse effects were observed when Revolution was administered at 10 times the recommended dose. Revolution was also administered at three times the recommended dose in dogs with dirofilariasis; no adverse effects were observed.
CHATS: In clinical studies, Revolution has not caused any serious adverse reactions in more than 15 breeds, pure and crossbred, of cats, as well as in pregnant and lactating females, Breeding puppies and cats 6 weeks of age and older. Less than one percent of the cats treated in the field studies had transient alopecia at or near the application site, probably due to licking. In safety studies, Revolution was applied at 10 times the recommended dose and no adverse effects were observed. Revolution was also administered at four times the recommended dose to heartworm-infected cats; no adverse effects were observed. Accidental oral administration of Revolution to cats may cause salivation and vomiting.
In controlled clinical trials, the revolution is used safely for animals already receiving other commonly used veterinary drugs, such as various vaccines, antifungal agents, antibiotics, steroid drugs, insecticides and shampoos of various kinds.
Storage: Revolution tubes should be stored in their original container at a temperature not exceeding 30°C. Flammable - Keep away from all sources of heat and sparks, open flames or other sources of ignition.
Presentation: Revolution is available in six different concentrations of tubes for dogs and cats of different weights.
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