MERCK Animal Health

Bravecto® Plus Topical for Cats

MERCK Animal Health
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Bravecto® Plus Topical Solution for Cats
Product Information
Bravecto® Plus Topical Solution prevents heartworm disease, kills fleas, prevents flea infestations, treats and controls roundworms and hookworms, and kills Black-legged ticks, American Dog ticks, and Asian Longhorned ticks for 8 weeks. 
Cats (at least 6 months of age and weighing at least 2.6 lbs)
Generic Name
Fluralaner, Moxidectin
Brand Name
Bravecto® Plus Topical Solution
Drug Class
Isoxazoline Ectoparasiticide, Macrocyclic Lactone Antiparasitic
Product Description & Form
Bravecto® Plus Topical solution is a clear colorless liquid solution.
  • Innovative formula applied topically every 8 weeks but works systemically
  • With no need to remove cap, the Twist'n'Use applicator makes it easy to use
  • Prevents heartworm disease when given routinely every 8 weeks
  • Treats and controls intestinal roundworms (T. cati) and hookworms (A. tubaeforme) when used routinely every 8 weeks
  • Kills fleas and prevents flea infestations from Cat Fleas (C. felis) when used routinely every 8 weeks
  • Treats and controls tick infestations from Black-legged/Deer ticks (I. scapularis), American dog ticks (D. variabilis), and Asian Longhorned ticks (H. longicornis) when used routinely every 8 weeks
  • Reduces exposure to ticks, which can carry tick-borne diseases
  • Approved for cats 6+ months of age, weighing more than 2.6 lbs
Active Ingredients
Fluralaner, Moxidectin
Inactive Ingredients
Butylated hydroxytoluene, N,N-dimethylacetamide, glycofurol, diethyltoluamide, acetone
Bravecto® Plus Topical solution should be applied as directed by your veterinarian. This medication should be administered at every 8 week intervals, year-round to guarantee protection from heartworm and fleas and ticks.  For cats over 27.5 lbs, use the appropriate combination of tubes to ensure complete protection against heartworm and fleas and ticks.
Immediately before use, open the pouch and remove the tube. Wear gloves. Hold the tube at the crimped end with the cap in the upright position (tip up). Leaving the cap on, turn it clockwise or couterclockwise one full turn. Do not remove the cap, the cap is designed to stay on the tube for dosing. Once the cap has been turned one full rotation the seal should break and it is ready for application.  Always keep the tube in the upright position to prevent leaking.
With the cat sitting or lying with its back horizontal, part the fur at the administration site.  Place the tube vertically against the skin at the base of the skull of the cat. Squeeze the tube and gently apply the entire contents of tube directly to the skin at the base of the skull of the cat.  Avoid applying an excessive amount of solution in any one spot which may cause some to run or drip off the cat. If a second spot is needed to avoid run off, then apply the second spot slightly behind the first spot.
Do not contact or allow children to contact the application site for 2 hours after application. Wash hands and contacted skin thoroughly with soap and water immediately after application.
Missed Doses
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.
Side Effects
Bravecto® Plus Topical solution is generally well tolerated in cats when given at the usual dose.  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 Bravecto® Plus Topical solution: temporary hairloss and slight inflammation or scabs at or near the application site, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, lethargy, and itchiness. 
Use with caution in cats with a history of seizures.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
There are no documented drug interactions with this medication. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
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.
Use with caution in cats with a history of seizures. Use with caution in cats that are heartworm positive. The safety of Bravecto® Plus Topical solution has not been established in breeding, pregnant, or lactating cats. The effectiveness of Bravecto® Plus Topical solution to prevent heartworm disease after bathing or water immersion has not been evaluated.
For topical use only. Avoid oral ingestion. Product is highly flammable. Keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
Adverse Reactions
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 Merck at 800-224-5318 or contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store long term below 77° F.  Store in original packaging to protect from light. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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