Chewable Flea and Tick Protection for Dogs
The active ingredient in Bravecto (fluralaner), an ectoparasiticide belonging to the isoxazoline group. The active ingredient is systemically active against fleas and ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, Asian longhorned tick, and brown dog tick), delivering protection for 12 weeks*. It also kills lone star ticks for eight weeks. Presented in a highly palatable flavored chew that dogs accept readily.1
- Chewable flea and tick protection with persistent and long-lasting efficacy
- Delivers rapid onset of action and speed of kill
- Starts killing within two hours after administration1 for quick flea control
- 12-week* duration reduces gaps in protection that can result from monthly medications
- Available by veterinary prescription only
Bravecto kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of tick infestations [Ixodes scapularis (black-legged tick), Dermacentor variabilis (American dog tick), Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick), and Haemaphysalis longicornis (Asian longhorned tick)] for 12 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater.
Bravecto is also indicated for the treatment and control of Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick) infestations for 8 weeks in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older, and weighing 4.4 pounds or greater.
Prescribe Different Weight Bands Of Bravecto Depending On Pet’s Weight1
One chew per weight band1
†dogs >123 lbs need appropriate combination of chews
Bravecto®: Persistent Efficacy Against Fleas1,7,11
Speed of Flea ControlGroups of dogs were flea-infested 2 days prior to treatment and then reinfested with new fleas every 4 weeks to track flea control. Flea counts on treated and control dogs were conducted at 12 and 24 hours post-treatment and post-infestation. Bravecto’s flea control efficacy was found to be ≥98.7% within 12 hours for 12 weeks.1,7,11
Onset of Flea Kill
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Bravecto®: The 12-Week Difference Against Ticks1,7,8
Live Ticks Attached at 8 Hours
Tick Control with BravectoP<0.0001 vs untreated controlsBravecto Chew for Dogs efficacy data obtained from a European laboratory study determining the speed of kill of Bravecto administered once orally at a dose of 25 mg/kg body weight against tick (lxodes ricinus) infestations (difference from untreated control dogs, P<0.0001) found that Bravecto’s efficacy of tick control is ≥98.3% within 12 hours for up to 12 weeks.16
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Bravecto is Proven Safe1-3,7,8,17,18
Bravecto has been evaluated for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating female dogs.1,2 Bravecto is safe to use and efficacious in adult dogs and puppies over 6 months of age and weighing 4.4 lb. or greater.1,2 It has been tested and found safe in puppies at least 8 to 9 weeks of age at 5x the clinical dose.1,2,17 No adverse effects with Bravecto Chew for Dogs in MDR-1 gene-deficient collies at 3x the recommended dose.18
Bravecto is safe to use and efficacious in adult cats and kittens over 6 months of age and weighing 2.6. lb. or greater.3 It has been tested and found safe in kittens at least 11 to 13 weeks of age at 5x the clinical dose.3
No known contraindications for Bravecto Chew for Dogs and Bravecto Topical Solution for Dogs and Cats.1-3
No problems reported in field trials in dogs and cats that received Bravecto concurrently with other commonly used medication.1-3
In field studies and safety studies, no dogs or cats experienced serious adverse events.1-3,7,8
In margin of safety study, kittens and puppies were dosed at three 8-week intervals.
Experience the 12-Week* Difference
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*BRAVECTO kills fleas and prevents flea infestations. BRAVECTO (fluralaner) Chews for Dogs kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, brown dog tick, and Asian longhorned tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO Chews also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. BRAVECTO (fluralaner topical solution) for Dogs kills ticks (black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Dogs also kills lone star ticks for 8 weeks. BRAVECTO (fluralaner topical solution) for Cats kills ticks (black-legged tick and Asian longhorned tick) for 12 weeks. BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Cats also kills American dog ticks for 8 weeks
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BRAVECTO 1-MONTH (fluralaner) Chews: indicated for dogs 8 weeks of age and older. The most commonly reported adverse reactions include itching, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, elevated ALT, lethargy, and weight loss. BRAVECTO 1-MONTH is not effective against A. americanum in puppies less than 6 months of age. BRAVECTO (fluralaner) Chews for Dogs: The most commonly reported adverse reactions include vomiting, lethargy, diarrhea, anorexia and pruritus. In some cases, adverse events have been reported following use in breeding females. BRAVECTO (fluralaner topical solution) for Dogs: The most commonly reported adverse reactions include vomiting, hair loss, diarrhea, lethargy, decreased appetite, and moist dermatitis/rash. BRAVECTO (fluralaner topical solution) for Cats: The most commonly reported adverse reactions include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, hair loss, decreased appetite, lethargy, and scabs/ulcerated lesions. BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Cats is not effective against American dog ticks beyond 8 weeks of dosing. BRAVECTO PLUS (fluralaner and moxidectin topical solution) for Cats: The most commonly reported adverse reactions include vomiting, hair loss, itching, diarrhea, lethargy, dry skin, elevated ALT, and hypersalivation. BRAVECTO PLUS has not been shown to be effective for 2 months in kittens less than 6 months of age. Use with caution in cats that are heartworm positive. The effectiveness of BRAVECTO PLUS to prevent heartworm disease after bathing or water immersion has not been evaluated.
BRAVECTO Chews and Topical Solution for dogs have not been shown to be effective for 12-weeks’ duration in puppies or kittens less than 6 months of age. BRAVECTO Chews and Topical Solution for Dogs are not effective against the lone star tick beyond 8 weeks of dosing. BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Dogs and Cats and BRAVECTO PLUS for Cats are for topical use only. Avoid oral ingestion. The safety of BRAVECTO Topical Solution for Cats and BRAVECTO PLUS have not been established in breeding, pregnant and lactating cats.
All BRAVECTO products contain fluralaner, which is a member of the isoxazoline class. This class has been associated with neurologic adverse reactions including tremors, ataxia, and seizures. Seizures have been reported in dogs receiving isoxazoline class drugs, even in dogs without a history of seizures. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures or neurologic disorders. Neurologic adverse reactions have been reported in cats receiving isoxazoline class drugs, even in cats without a history of neurologic disorders. Use with caution in cats with a history of neurologic disorders.
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