For Dogs And Cats- Information
Lasix (Aventis), Salix (Paytheon)
is this medication used for:
Furosemide is a diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart
failure, pulmonary edema, kidney disease, high blood pressure and
this medicine should be used:
The usual dose of furosemide in dogs and cats is 1-2mg/pound once
or twice a day (at 6-8 hour intervals). Cats will usually get the
lower dose. Higher doses can be given depending on the severity
of the symptoms.
are the side effects:
Side effects of furosemide may include nausea, vomiting, weakness,
loss of appetite, increased urination, electrolyte imbalance, diabetes,
itching and rash.
special precautions are there:
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it or
sulfonamides. Do not use in animals with electrolyte imbalance.
Use with caution in animals with diabetes and kidney disease. Use
with caution when given with ototoxic antibiotics such as gentamicin
or streptomycin; NSAIDS such as aspirin or Rimadyl; phenothiazines
such as acepromazine; and Insulin, digoxin, and beta blockers such
as propranolol. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what
other medications your pet is taking.