REVOLUTION®
FAQs
REVOLUTION
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DO NOT GIVE REVOLUTION ON TIME OR MISS A DOSE?

If you forget to apply a monthly dose of REVOLUTION, immediately apply REVOLUTION, resume monthly applications, and notify your veterinarian.

Prescribing Information

CAN I GIVE MY PET A BATH AFTER APPLYING REVOLUTION?

Yes. Studies show that effectiveness is not reduced by bathing or immersing your pet in water two hours after application.

HOW SOON AFTER BATHING CAN I APPLY REVOLUTION?

You can apply REVOLUTION when your pet is completely dry including the undercoat.

I SEE FLEAS ON MY DOG OR CAT. IS REVOLUTION WORKING?

REVOLUTION kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching. You may occasionally see a few fleas on dogs or cats treated with REVOLUTION but more than 98% of adult fleas are killed within 36 hours. Immature stages of the flea called pupae may be present in your pet’s environment (yard, flooring, carpet, bedding, etc.). These pupae are not killed by parasiticides (including REVOLUTION) and as such may emerge as adult fleas. These adult fleas may hop onto your pet at anytime. They must be exposed to REVOLUTION on your dog or cat before being killed. It can take from 3–5 weeks (or longer depending on environmental conditions) for most fleas to complete their 4-stage life cycle (egg, larvae, pupae and adult) and reach the adult stage before being seen on your pet. Due to the presence of immature flea stages in infested environments it can take up to 2 to 3 monthly applications for REVOLUTION to maximally control the infestation of fleas in the environment. Once the flea population is controlled you will be less likely to see fleas.

I SEE TICKS ON MY DOG. IS REVOLUTION WORKING?

REVOLUTION controls tick infestations only due to the American Dog Tick (Dermacentor variabilis), a tick commonly found on dogs. There are other common species of ticks that are not killed or controlled by REVOLUTION. Your veterinarian can recommend appropriate products to control or kill ticks common to your area. For the control of the American Dog Tick, REVOLUTION should be applied once a month; however, your veterinarian may recommend a second administration applied 14 days after the first dose if your dog has a heavy tick infestation and/or recommend additional tick control methods. It may take up to 5 days to kill the majority of ticks on your dog.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF REVOLUTION?

Like all medicines, REVOLUTION has some side effects. The most common is hair loss at the site of application with or without inflammation (redness, flaking) in cats. Other side effects reported in cats and dogs include vomiting, diarrhea with or without blood, anorexia (decreased appetite), lethargy (sluggishness), salivation, rapid breathing, pruritus (itching), urticaria (welts, hives), erythema (skin redness), ataxia (incoordination), fever and rare instances of death. There have also been rare reports of seizures in dogs. If you have additional questions about possible side effects, talk to your veterinarian.

CAN REVOLUTION BE USED IN PREGNANT OR LACTATING PETS?

REVOLUTION has been tested safe in pregnant and lactating animals. For use in lactating animals please call for tips about how to avoid accidental oral exposure of puppies or kittens when dosing lactating dogs/cats.

CAN REVOLUTION BE USED IN COLLIES?

REVOLUTION has been tested safe in avermectin sensitive collies.There are no known breed contraindications.

WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE DOSE FOR A CAT OVER 22 POUNDS?

For cats over 22 pounds you want to use the appropriate combination of cat tubes.

CAN REVOLUTION BE GIVEN WITH OTHER MEDICINES?

In well-controlled clinical studies, REVOLUTION was used safely in dogs and cats receiving other veterinary products such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antiparasitics, antibiotics, steroids, collars, shampoos and dips. Tell your veterinarian about all medicines you have given your dog or cat in the past, and any medicines that you are planning to use with REVOLUTION. This should include other medicines that you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your dog’s or cat’s medicines can be given together.

CAN I USE EXPIRED REVOLUTION?

We have no safety or efficacy data to support the use of expired products.

ARE THERE ANY COUPONS AVAILABLE?

There are buy 6 get 2 free and buy 9 get 3 free coupons available at participating veterinary clinics. The coupon is only available through a clinic.

CAN REVOLUTION BE PURCHASED ONLINE?

Zoetis’s policy is to sell our companion animal products, such as prescription medications for dogs and cats, exclusively to licensed veterinarians where a veterinary-client-patient relationship exists. We do not support product that is purchased online.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not use on sick, weak, or underweight animals. Use only on dogs 6 weeks and older. Use only on cats 8 weeks and older. Prior to administration, dogs should be tested for heartworms. In cats, side effects may include digestive upset and temporary hair loss at application site with possible inflammation. In humans, REVOLUTION may be irritating to skin and eyes. Wash hands after use. For more information, see the full prescribing information.