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What is Revolution?

Revolution is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange and cats from roundworms and hookworms. Revolution for Dogs and Cats requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.)

For:

Dogs (6 weeks of age or older and no weight requirement), Cats (8 weeks of age or older and no weight requirement)

Benefits:
  • 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 it Works:

Revolution 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 is safe for pregnant and lactating pets.

Cautions:

Side effects are uncommon, with less than 1% of dogs showing signs of digestive upsets. It is not advisable to use Revolution 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, 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.

Brand Name:

Revolution (Zoetis)

Generic Name:

Selamectin (see-la-mek-tin)

What is the most important information I should know about Revolution:

Revolution is a prescription medication applied topically once a month. Do not use Revolution on puppies under 6 weeks of age or kittens under 8 weeks of age. According to the product literature, Revolution is safe for use on pregnant or lactating dogs and cats.

What is Revolution:

Revolution is a topical parasiticide applied once a month for the prevention of heartworm disease in dogs and cats. Revolution 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. It is recommended that heartworm prevention be used year-round. Revolution may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before applying Revolution on my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to the medication.

How should this medication be used:

Apply Revolution exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Revolution is available as unit of use applicator tubes containing the specific amount of medication based on the weight of your pet. Revolution is available as a 15mg/0.25ml puppy/kitten dose for puppies older than 6 weeks and kittens older than 8 weeks weighing up to 5 lbs. Revolution is also available for cats 5.1-15 lbs (45mg/0.75ml), 15.1-22 lbs (60mg/1ml), and for dogs 5.1-10 lbs (30mg/0.25ml), dogs 10.1-20 lbs (60mg/0.5ml), 20.1-40 lbs (120mg/1 ml), 40-1-85 lbs (240mg/2 ml) and 85.1-130 lbs (360mg/3ml). For dogs over 130 lbs use the appropriate combination of tubes. The entire contents of the tube should be used. Do not split the contents as the accuracy of the dose and effectiveness of the medication cannot be assured. Bathing or shampooing your pet 2 or more hours after treatment will not reduce the effectiveness of Revolution. Keep this medication away from children and pets. 

What happens if I miss applying a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of overdose, while rare, may include salivation and lack of coordination, as well as symptoms listed below as side effects.

What should I avoid while using Revolution on my pet:

Because humans can contract hookworms from animals, it is important to maintain good personal hygiene. It is also important to eliminate fleas on your pet and in the household and to not feed your pet rodents or uncooked meat or fish. To prevent reinfection, daily cleanup of stools is recommended. Do not use on sick, weak, or underweight animals. Do not apply to wet hair. Dogs should be tested for heartworms prior to using Revolution. In humans, Revolution may be irritating to skin and eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after applying Revolution to your pet.

What are the possible side effects of Revolution:

Side effects of Revolution that may occur include temporary hair loss at the site of application, loss of appetite, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and muscle tremors.

What other drugs will affect Revolution:

Do not apply Revolution to your pet if already giving an alternate heartworm medication. When switching from another heartworm medication, begin Revolution when the next dose of the heartworm medication is due.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Revolution written for health professionals that you may read.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Revolution is a prescription medication.
  • Apply Revolution once a month on the same day of each month year round.
  • Use the entire contents of the tube. Do not split the contents since the dose and therefore the effectiveness of the product can be reduced.
  • Part your pet's hair at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades until you can see the skin, and place the tip of the tube on the skin.
  • Apply the contents of the tube to a single spot on the skin at the base of the neck between the shoulder blades.
Tip:

Revolution is quick drying. Your pet can be bathed 2 or more hours after applying.

Dosage:
Puppies: (6 weeks of age or older)
Weight
Dosage
Up to 5 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Mauve Box)
Dogs:
Weight
Dosage
5.1-10 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Purple Box)
10.1-20 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Brown Box)
20.1-40 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Red Box)
40.1-85 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Teal Box)
85.1-130 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Plum Box)
Over 130 lbs
Use the appropriate combination of tubes
Kittens: (8 weeks of age or older)
Weight
Dosage
Up to 5 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Mauve Box)
Cats:
Weight
Dosage
5.1-15 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Blue Box)
15.1-22 lbs
Apply contents of 1 tube once a month (Taupe Box)
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature.

Ingredients
Revolution for Puppies/Kittens up to 5 lbs:
Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)
Amount
Selamectin
15 mg
Revolution for Cats 5.1-15 lbs:
Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)
Amount
Selamectin
45 mg
Revolution for Cats 15.1-22 lbs:
Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)
Amount
Selamectin
60 mg
Revolution for Dogs 5.1-10 lbs:
Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)
Amount
Selamectin
30 mg
Revolution for Dogs 10.1-20 lbs:
Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)
Amount
Selamectin
60 mg
Revolution for Dogs 20.1-40 lbs:
Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)
Amount
Selamectin
120 mg
Revolution for Dogs 40.1-85 lbs:
Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)
Amount
Selamectin
240 mg
Revolution for Dogs 85.1-130:
Active Ingredient (per single dose tube)
Amount
Selamectin
360 mg
Customer Reviews
Revolution is rated 4.498547356188262 out of 5 by 1,721.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flea, Tick and Heartworm protection We have been using Revolution on our 2 Bichon Frise for years and no fleas, ticks or heartworms.
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle protection My 9 year old Golden Retriever has sensitive stomach issues and skin allergies and got very sick with other HEARTWORM meds. Revolution HEARTWORM also has flea and tick protection and this one pill takes care of it all while being gentle to his system.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleased I have been using this on my Berner puppy for the last three months and have no side effects whatsoever. I was very concerned about the use of a parasiticide on my dog because there seems to be so many adverse reactions to them in pets. I discussed this with my vet friend at length and we both decided this was the best treatment for him and seemed to be very safe. She has been using it on rabbits, cats, and even some of the exotic pocket pets without any problems. Therefore< I am very pleased.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! This is Moose's fifth time on revolution and I have to say it works great for us! He is a healthy 9lb Ragdoll cat and has not had any reaction to the product. For a time we tried other products but he kept getting fleas when visiting friends. We recently went back to revolution and I was SO happy to literally see the fleas fall off this time. No baths, no other pills or gels have worked this well! He is one happy boy!
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Doesn't Really Prevent Ticks I've used this for about 6 months. I originally got it to try to save some money so that I didn't have to buy separate tick and heart worm medication. I've never found a tick on one of my dogs in 16 years but have now found 3 on my pit bull. she doesn't have very long hair at all, and we live in an apartment so we don't venture into heavily grassy or woodsy areas at all. Overall disappointed in this product. Will be seeking new treatment.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't Work? My dog's veterinarian recommended this for my toy breed dog who has fleas. After several days, there has been no positive effect. My poor dog continues to gnaw herself raw and I'm still finding fleas/ticks (ew). Do not buy a multi-pack and ask for a one-month sample. Maybe it's my dog, but still a waste of $45.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bought this a month ago and was not happy with it because I continued to find ticks on spaz.
Date published: 2016-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used on my rabbit for ear mites Revolution is a safe and extremely effective product for rabbits who have ear mites. Your vet can give you the dosage based on your rabbit's weight. The beauty of Revolution is you apply it topically so no injections. Typically it only takes one application, the mites begin to die immediately and the icky build-up will start to fall off in 2 days. For bonded rabbits, you only need to wait 10 minutes before letting them back in together. Be sure and treat all rabbits in the pen.
Date published: 2016-07-03
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Q&A

What if I put cat revolution on my dog?

Asked by: Shawndotdad1
Thank you for your question. You would need to consult your vet immediately.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2016-07-21

Last month when I wanted to order my dogs flea medication at checkout they said they would have to verify her prescription through her vet office. So I cancelled the order and just got it at her vets office. What is the processes for verifying.

Asked by: Shila
Thank you for your question. When you place an order for a prescription medication, you would provide your vets information and we would contact your vet for the authorization. We do the leg work for you. Once we have the approval we ship it to your door.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2016-07-21

Do you ship to Israel?

Asked by: TatiZ
We are sorry but we do not ship to Israel.
Answered by: Carolyn Petmed Pro
Date published: 2016-07-21

If a cat has a small flea infestation, how long of a period of time after the application of Revolution until the fleas will not infect their surroundings?

Asked by: kim22
Is Revolution man kills fleas and prevent heartworms safe for puppies 2 pounds and under
Answered by: becca
Date published: 2016-07-09

After application some of Revolution ended up on my dog's fur. Is it still effective?

No matter how carefully I apply Revolution on my dog's skin, some of it (seems like a lot) ends up on his fur. Is it still effective? It is nearly impossible to put any liquid product on my dog's skin because his fur is really dense. What to do?
Asked by: Anna
The product is formulated to not only spread over the body due to the natural oils on the skin but to also travel down the hairs to the skin. As long as you did your best to part the hair and applied it so most of product has gotten close to the skin, your dog should be fine and fully protected.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2016-04-08

Do I need a prescription from my vet to order?

Asked by: Jay
Yes, Revolution is a prescription medication.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2016-01-20

How quickly Revolution kills cheyletiella mites? What to expect?

We have mild infestation on two dogs, but enough mites to bite us humans everyday. We are very hopeful about Revolution. Will Revolution work fast?
Asked by: Anna
If its a mild infestation it should take no longer than 2 weeks. Be diligent, wash their bedding, if it can't be washed put it in the dryer with a wet cloth for about a 1/2 hour, Wash were they sleep and any other clothing they came in contact with. I used Borax with my laundry which I think helps.
Answered by: CarolD
Date published: 2016-01-12

What size to order?

If my pet is "borderline" on weight, which size Revolution should I buy (referring to dogs).
Asked by: harper
Ideally, you should use the size for the weight of the dog, but it may vary slightly for dogs that are so borderline that their weight goes over or under on a monthly basis by a few ounces, their environment or perhaps their age or medical condition. I suggest that you talk to your vet for his/her recommendation that best suits your dog.
Answered by: SuzyCVT
Date published: 2016-01-09
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