Furosemide is used in Salix Tablets to treat pulmonary edema (lung fluid) and heart failure. This medication may also be used to treat particular electrolyte imbalances, such as excessive potassium or calcium levels.
Who is Salix (Furosemide) Tablet for?
Dogs and cats.
Why use Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?
Salix Benefits: Rapid onset with a relatively short duration High therapeutic index Inherently low toxicity Extremely efficient Quickly relieves edema with its saluretic-diuretic properties
How does Salix (Furosemide) Tablet work?
Salix increases the quantity of water and salt that the kidneys eliminate from the blood. Water and salt that have accumulated in the body are expelled through the urine.
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How is Salix (Furosemide) Tablet sold?
Sold by the tablet in 12.5 mg or 50 mg strengths.
What are the side effects of Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?
Potential side effects include: Hearing loss (especially in felines after large, crisis-resolving doses) Increase in blood sugar (typically a non-issue, but diabetic pets are particularly susceptible and may need to take an alternative medication) Increased urination Increased thirst
What special precautions are there?
Do not skip a dose or administer more than prescribed. Only use with a prescription from a veterinarian. All other applications are federal law violations. Only for use in animals. Keep away from children.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately. You may also contact Merck Animal Health Pharmacovigilance: Companion Animal Technical Services, 800-224-5318.
How can I store Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?
Store between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (15 and 30 degrees Celsius). Do not allow the product to be frozen.
If your pet's condition is refractory or severe, double the recommended dose or increase it in 1 mg-per-pound increments. Wait 6 to 8 hours between doses. Give once or twice daily.