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Advantage Multi® Topical Solution for Cats
Advantage Multi® Topical Solution is a broad-spectrum once a month topical application that prevents heartworm disease and treats heartworm microfilaria, treats and controls hookworms, roundworms and treats and controls ear mites in cats. Advantage Multi® Topical Solution is also used for the prevention of heartworm disease and treatment and control of fleas in ferrets weighing at least 2 pounds.
Cats (at least 9 weeks of age and weighing at least 2 lbs)
Advantage Multi® Topical Solution is a colorless to yellow liquid.
* Once a month application that works systemically to prevent heartworm disease
* Kills fleas and prevents flea infestations (C. felis) when given routinely every 30 days
* Treats and controls hookworms (A. tubaeforme), roundworms (T. cati), and sarcoptic mange when given routinely every 30 days
* Approved for cats 9+ weeks of age, weighing more than 2 lbs
* Approved for ferrets weighing at least 2 lbs
Advantage Multi® Topical Solution should be applied as directed by your veterinarian. This medication should be administered at every 30 day intervals, year-round to guarantee complete protection. For cats over 18 lbs, use the appropriate combination of tubes to ensure complete protection.
Immediately before use, open the pouch and remove the tube. Hold the tube at the crimped end with the cap in the upright position (tip up). Remove the cap from the tube and turn the cap over and push the other end of the cap onto the tip of the tube. Twist the cap to break the seal then remove the cap from the tube. Always keep the tube in the upright position to prevent leaking.
Part the fur on the back of the cat's neck at the base of the head, until skin is visible. Place the tube vertically against the skin. Squeeze the tube and gently apply the solution in one spot. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure the cat cannot lick the product from application sites on themselves or other treated animals.
Do not contact or allow children to contact the application site until dry. Wash hands and contacted skin thoroughly with soap and water immediately after application.
Give the dose as soon as you remember, unless it is time for the next dose. Do not double dose. If your cat has missed a dose please consult with your veterinarian.
Advantage Multi® Topical Solution is generally well tolerated in cats when given at the usual dose. Stiff hair, a damp appearance of the hair, or a powdery residue may be observed at the application site. There are very few side effects when the drug is given a the usual dose. The following side effects have been reported with the use of Advantage Multi® Topical Solution: temporary hairloss and slight inflammation or scabs at or near the application site, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, lethargy, and itchiness.
Ensure that the cat does not ingest the product. Ingestion of this product may cause serious adverse reactions including depression, salivation, dilated pupils, incoordination, panting, and generalized muscle tremors.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
For topical use only. Avoid oral ingestion. For the first 30 minutes after application ensure the cat cannot lick the product from the application sites on themselves or other treated animals. Children should not come in contact with the application site for 2 hours after application. Product is highly flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flame, or other sources of ignition. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication or have concerns about the product, please contact the manufacturer, Bayer, at 800-422-9874 or contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store long term between 39-77 degrees F. Store in original packaging to protect from moisture. Keep out of reach of children and pets.