Furosemide is used to treat a variety of ailments, including excessive calcium, potassium, heart failure, and pulmonary edema.
Dogs, cats and horses.
This medicine has a high therapeutic index and starts working fast with a very short duration. It also has minimal inherent toxicity. Its diuretic and saluretic effects help to relieve edema quickly.
How does Furosemide work?
This treatment helps the kidneys remove more salt and water from the blood as it flows through them. The salt and water are subsequently evacuated through the urine.
Solco, Leading Pharma, Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. or other generic brand
Sold by the tablet in 12.5mg, 20mg, 40mg, 50mg, and 80 mg strengths.
What are the side effects of Furosemide?
Hearing loss (especially in cats after a large dose given during a crisis) Increased blood sugar levels (typically not a problem, but could indicate that another diuretic should be administered instead if the pet is diabetic) Increased urination Increased thirst
What special precautions are there?
Only for veterinary use. Federal law requires this product to be prescribed by licensed veterinarians only. Keep out of the reach of animals.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Furosemide?
Keep in a dry environment at room temperature between 59-86° F. Do not freeze.
This medication is often incredibly effective for use in animals who have hypertension (high blood pressure).
Use as prescribed by your veterinarian.