Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin)
What is Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin) used for?
Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin) is a topical medication used to treat and prevent infections caused by ticks, scabies, mites, and fleas affecting dogs. It operates by paralyzing and killing these parasites so that they may be washed from the skin. The solution is also absorbed below the skin to prevent further infections from beginning. Your veterinarian may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin)?
Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin) should always be used according to your veterinarian's instructions and those included on the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The medicine is normally applied every three to four weeks, but the best regimen will be determined by the dog's age, weight, health condition, the condition being treated, and the severity of its symptoms. To apply the medicine remove one applicator from its package, open it, spread the dog's coat to expose its skin, and apply the solution directly to the skin. It is suggested to apply the medicine to three points on the dog's back including at the base of the neck, the middle of the back, and the lower back near the tail. Always wash your hands thoroughly after each application to prevent the medication from contacting your own skin or mucous membranes.
What are the side effects of Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin)?
Although normally well tolerated by dogs, the use of Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin) may cause some side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your veterinarian immediately if serious side effects occur such as tremors, severe diarrhea that is watery or bloody, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction including intense skin rashes, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require reduced dosages or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin) should only be used to treat dogs and should never be applied to cats, other types of animals, or to humans. Never apply the medication to skin that is broken or severely damaged.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Revolution for Dogs (Selamectin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the dog and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform your physician if it is pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.