Tumil-K is a supplement for pets who are potassium deficient. Tumil-K requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Cats and dogs
Potassium is important for normal muscle function in your pet.
Give Tumil-K with food. Keep plenty of drinking water available for your pet.
Tumil-K is used as a supplement in potassium deficient states. Tumil-K may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, urinary tract obstruction, or cardiac disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.
Tumil-K is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Tumil-K is available as 2 mEq (468mg) scored tablets. The usual dose in dogs and cats is 1 tablet (2 mEq) per 10 lbs of body weight twice a day. The dosage may be adjusted based on the animal's response to treatment. Tumil-K should not be given to cats with acute or very advanced kidney failure.
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Tumil-K should be given with food. Tumil-K should be given with lots of water. Store Tumil-K at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
Tumil-K should not be given to cats with acute or very advanced kidney failure. Tumil-K should not be given to pets with other diseases where high potassium levels may be encountered, such as adrenal insufficiency, acute dehydration , or urethral obstruction.
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Tumil-K and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Continue giving Tumil-K and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences muscular weakness, GI disturbances or cardiac disturbances. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a heart medication such as digoxin; ACE inhibitors such as enalapril or a potassium sparing diuretic such as spironolactone; or prescription or over the counter vitamins or supplements. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Tumil-K. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.
Your pharmacist has additional information about Tumil-K written for health professionals that you may read.
The dose of Tumil-K may be adjusted by your veterinarian based on the pet's response to treatment.
Store Tumil-K at room temperature away from moisture and heat.