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Lasix (furosemide)(Salix) A Drug Used For Treatment Of Heart Failure And Edema In Dogs And Cats

Lasix (furosemide)(Salix) A Drug Used For Treatment Of Heart Failure And Edema In Dogs And Cats

Lasix (furosemide) (also known as Salix) is a drug used to treat heart problems and other conditions in dogs and cats. The brand name Lasix ensures quality and dosage consistency. Lasix is primarily used to treat heart failure and pulmonary edema (lung fluid). It is also used to treat some electrolyte imbalances, such as high calcium and high potassium levels. More details

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Lasix (furosemide)(Salix) A Drug Used For Treatment Of Heart Failure And Edema In Dogs And Cats

Lasix (furosemide)(Salix)

Furosemide is used in the treatment of congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, high blood pressure and various other diseases. It is available in 12.5mg and 50mg tablets. The usual dose for dogs and cats is 1-2mg/pound by mouth. Type and severity of disease determine the actual dose. This medication should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. (sold per tablet)
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Lasix For Dogs And Cats- Information

Brand Name(s)
Lasix (Aventis), Salix (Paytheon)

What 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 edema.

How 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.

What are the side effects:
Side effects of furosemide may include nausea, vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite, increased urination, electrolyte imbalance, diabetes, itching and rash.

What 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.



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