Furosemide Oral Solution (Salix) is a treatment for pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) and heart failure. It is also useful in treating certain types of electrolyte imbalance, such as high potassium or calcium levels.
Who is Furosemide 10mg/ml Oral Solution 60 ml for?
For use in horses, cats, and dogs.
Why use Furosemide 10mg/ml Oral Solution 60 ml?
Features of Furosemide Oral Solution:
- Fast-acting with relatively short duration
- Highly effective
- High therapeutic index
- Low inherent toxicity
- Saluretic-diuretic promptly relieves edema
How does Furosemide 10mg/ml Oral Solution 60 ml work?
Furosemide works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is then passed out through the urine.
How is Furosemide 10mg/ml Oral Solution 60 ml sold?
What are the side effects of Furosemide 10mg/ml Oral Solution 60 ml?
If any of the following serious reactions occur, discontinue use and seek emergency veterinary attention if your pet has signs of an allergic reaction, including swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, or face, hives, or difficulty breathing.
Discontinue use and call your veterinarian immediately if your pet experiences any of the following side effects:
- Dark urine
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Hearing loss
- Vesicles around groin, ears, or mouth
- Bullseye lesions
- Hair loss
- Unusual weakness
- Urinating less or not at all
- Muscle weakness or pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Dry mouth
Continue administering and speak with your veterinarian if any of the following side effects occur:
- Blurred vision
- Stomach pain
Other side effects could occur. Speak to your veterinarian about anything that seems bothersome or unusual for your pet.
What special precautions are there?
- This drug has been shown in lab animals to present fetal risk. It is also found in breastmilk.
- Humans who are hypersensitive to sulfonamides could also be hypersensitive to this drug. This testing has not been repeated in animals.
- Animals who have diarrhea or vomiting should be closely monitored as they could develop electrolyte imbalances that may be exacerbated by this medication.
- This drug should be used with caution in dehydrated animals, animals with diabetes mellitus, or animals with decreased liver function.
- Furosemide should not be administered to pets who cannot produce urine (anuric) or those with severe electrolyte depletion or electrolyte imbalances.
What to do if overdose?
Immediately contact your closest animal hospital.
How can I store Furosemide 10mg/ml Oral Solution 60 ml?
Don't freeze. Store between 59° and 86° F.
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