Furosemide (Salix)

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My senior dog is doing great! My little senior dog takes 3 heart meds and together they work very well, especially when spaced 12 hours apart for the twice a day ones. I just want to say that the PetMeds staff has been amazingly caring and helpful over the phone, getting meds to my door in excellent time!!
Date published: 2020-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from life saver! scout has same thing that killed our Boy Menace, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, this seems to be working. The medication Furosemide has prolonged his life, heart reduced in size, along with fluid reduced as well
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bringing our girl back to life The pharmacy was unable to get us this prescription but recommended 1800petmeds. I love how easy ordering was, & very affordable! They verified with the vet & had it shipped within a couple days. The medication has helped our almost 14 yr old pom breathe better & has really brought life back into her.
Date published: 2020-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Miraculous Improvement Our Chihuahua Baby was on the brink, her medications shipped to us via PetMeds brought her back to life. Now you would never know she is over 16 years old.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1800petmeds being their for my Gretel I cannot express how lucky I am to have a company like you save me literally half the price my vet would charge. She’s been on these for 11 months now and (knock on wood) is responding very well on them.
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1-800-Petmeds is a winner! My dog Katie has congestive heart failure and is on three medications. Since starting on the meds, her health has greatly improved as her breathing has become more normal. All her meds are sent in a timely manner and we are thankful to have her happy and as healthy as she can be.
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Timing! PetMeds always gets My dogs meds sent out in a timely manner!
Date published: 2019-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great!! We have two old (14 yrs & 15 yrs) rescue dogs and we are both in our 70's so keeping us all well is a priority. 1-800-PetMeds helps us do just that and Furosemide is helping to keep our Sam as healthy as possible and with us as long as possible. We are thankful for these meds. Sam is like a playful pup who takes lots of naps!
Date published: 2019-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mojo 17 yrs For 17 years old she's still got a lot of spunk but she does need it into other meds for her heart she just have incontinence from the water pill but that's normal and I do have a diaper on her it doesn't seem to bother her in the coughing it's not quite as much I'm glad I have them medication
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from smooth transaction Easy smooth transaction and almost half the cost from our vet. Thank You
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Works great for my dog with MIV.. The price is great! Vets charge too much. Thank you for keeping my wallet a little fatter.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great meds I bought this from 1800petmeds and was happy that our girl is doing great with them and I saved money and time.
Date published: 2018-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Energy levels are back! My 10 yr old cavalier King Charles has been taking this for 3 months and she has recovered the energy she had 5 years ago, even with a level 4 heart murmur. So happy to see her enjoying her senior years!
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mu dog does great on this med. Since almost 2 yrs. He has improved and not got worse .. hes 15 yrs old ❣
Date published: 2018-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Finally figured it out The first time I bought this, I was very disappointed because it was difficult to cut evenly with a knife. Now that I figured out that you can press down on both sides of the pill simultaneously with your fingers and it breaks at the score line evenly, I am ecstatic!!
Date published: 2018-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great medicine, just wish it came pre-cut This medicine works great at relieving coughing associated with my dog’s fluid buildup she experiences with her heart condition. Price is great too. Just wish it came in 6.25 mg dose or I could order the 12.5 tablets precut since it’s a pain cutting them in half and some of them just don’t cut evenly ( yes I use a pill cutter for this purpose - guess I’m just not very good at it)
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sugar Brown My Sugar Brown has Congestive Heart Failure an fluid builds up in his lungs which makes him cough. This is a 2x a day process, when the coughing starts 10 mins after I give him his Meds the coughing stops. Awesome.
Date published: 2018-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stopped the cough. Elko has a heart murmur which causes fluid to build up in his lungs and make him cough. This pill removed the fluid and almost completely stopped the cough. My only complaint would be that I have to cut the pills in half and when I do, they tend to disintegrate instead of cut. This is using a brand new pill cutter.
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good This seems to be the medicine that helps my dog that has heart failure the most.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an answer to a prayer so happy I found Pet Meds people are great products are great two thumbs up
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value! Great price for a 3 month supply of Furosemide. My local veterinarian charged me $125 for a 3 month supply where 1-800-Pet-Meds charged me $45 after a 10% coupon off the retail price. 1-800-Pet-Meds even offered to upgrade my free shipping to priority because there was a delay in getting the prescription from my veterinarian due to a fax machine issue. I’m completely satisfied and will definitely order from them in the future. 
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right Dosage It works, of course, when you get the right dosage from your vet initially. Takes the liquid off the lungs when the heart begins to fail. It's really life-saving to be honest ...
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cough is gone! I initially thought that Charlie had kennel cough, but upon further inspection and x-rays it was determined that he had congestive heart failure. The meds really help keep the fluid off his lungs and heart and make him more comfortable. He used to cough consistently every day and the meds have really help to control it. I am hoping to have many more healthy years with Charlie!
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease I love pet meds. Keeps my dog healthy and the convenience for me is a win win!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Acts close to normal again He is in better shape taking this medicine. He is close to being normal
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Thankful for 1-800-PetMeds My 12 years old Terrier is taking Lasix, Enalapril and recently added, VetMedin, for CHF. The cost through your company, along with added discount coupons and free shipping makes medications for my Roxy so much more affordable. I cannot thank you enough for the service you offer to all pet owners everywhere.
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Prices We are so happy with the product and price as compared to the veterinarian's (almost 50% less). Delivery was exactly as stated!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deal! I love my dog but the vet was killing me with the charges for the medication she needed. The furosemide I ordered works just as good to help her and I'm paying WAY less.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from She acts young and feisty again Mia was coughing and passing out with fluid in her lungs. She takes lasix twice a day and has many accidents. I want to cut back but the cardiologist said no to that..
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great medication My Prince is doing great on Furosemide
Date published: 2017-06-07
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Questions

I give my dog 1 tablet twice a day (1 in the am and 1 in the pm)  if We accidentally gave her 2 tablets in the evening will that harm her 

Asked by: Elaine
Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give larger amounts. Please inform your veterinarian.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-11-07

Can Lasix cause drowsiness in a dog

Asked by: Papafreddiep
Thank you for your question. If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving furosemide and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Stop giving furosemide and call your veterinarian at once if any of these serious side effects occur; dry mouth, thirst, nausea, and vomiting; weakness, drowsiness, restlessness; irregular heartbeat; muscle pain or weakness; urinating less than usual or not at all; bleeding, unusual weakness; hair loss; "bulls-eye" lesions; vesicles around mouth, ears, and groin; hearing loss; nausea, stomach pain; fever; loss of appetite; dark urine; jaundice. Continue giving furosemide and talk with your veterinarian if any of these less serious side effects should occur; diarrhea, constipation, or stomach pain; headache; dizziness, or blurred vision. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may also occur.
Answered by: leanniejo
Date published: 2018-05-10

What is furosomide used for in dogs?

Asked by: Vickieboomboom
Furosemide is a diuretic used to treat fluid retention (edema) in dogs and cats with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disease. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure. Furosemide for dogs and cats requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-11-07

If my dog just finished her last prescription of Lasix, would I need another prescription to get a refill through petmeds?

Asked by: RAM99
Hello, yes, for refills we will need a prescription from your veterinarian. You can place the order for the product and our pharmacy staff will contact your vet for approval of the medication.
Answered by: Roseanna Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2018-05-10

How long time need the medicine work n my dog furosemide

Asked by: Donna83
Hello, oral furosemide starts working within an hour after giving the dose.
Answered by: Roseanna Pharmacy Intern
Date published: 2018-05-10

I have our vet mix furosemide with flavorx so it is liquid, the bottle said not to refrigerate and I accidentally put it in the fridge for about 8 hours,  is it ok to give my dog this?

Asked by: Rhonda
Hello Rhonda, Thanks for your question. This should be ok, as it was only 8 hours. As long as the bottle was sealed tight when in the fridge. I would also recommend you shake it pretty well before giving it to your dog. Normal storage recommendations for this medication is at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Hope this helps. Thanks, Pharmacy student intern
Answered by: Trey W
Date published: 2017-11-07

Is it better to give fursosemide on empty or full stomach? 

Asked by: Jelly
Furosemide can be taken on a full or on an empty stomach. It generally does not make much or a difference. Some veterinarians however specify that this drug be given with food to prevent stomach upset. It is important however that water be given and be made available while giving and after giving this medication.
Answered by: 1800Petmeds Pharmacist
Date published: 2018-07-13

My dog was laughing bad and had a heart murmur, vet have him Erialapril Malerte and Fuvesemide and died 2 days later after suffering for over 24 hours. Did they give him medication that hurt him?

Asked by: Pracer69
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved furry baby. We hope the memories will help ease the sadness in your heart. Unfortunately, we do not have any have any veterinarian's on staff who can answer your question. Please contact your vet or check the education section on our website.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-11-07

My dog is out of this med can I substitute hydrochlorothiazide .25 mg?

The med he takes is Salic, 12.5mg
Asked by: Duck
No, you should not substitute furosemide for hydrochlorothiazide, unless otherwise specified by your veterinarian. Furosemide is a loop diuretic, and hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic. While they are both diuretics, they work differently in the body. Speak with your veterinarian about refilling furosemide or to see if you can switch to hydrochlorothiazide.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-21

My cat has been given furosmide for fluid removal...will he need to take more than one course?

Asked by: covbabe
Your pet may only need to take one course of this medication to remove the fluid. However, if fluid accumulation continues to be a problem for your cat, they made need to take multiple courses or take the medication indefinitely to help prevent fluid accumulation. Your vet should direct you on how long your pet needs to take this medication.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-18

my dog has lot of fluid in his abdomen..Took her to the vet n fluids were taken out but after one week it z the same case again.He told me there z no cure to this disease.. will this help? will she be arite?  help me plz i dnt want to loose her :(

Asked by: Fahad
Furosemide is a diuretic that helps remove fluid from your pet. This should decrease the fluid accumulation your pet is experiencing and should help her. However, this usually increases thirst in urination as a result.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2019-10-14

my dog weighs 20 lbs... what dosage should I use?

Asked by: candi
The usual dose is 1-2mg per pound of pets body weight given once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian. For a 20 lb dog, this could be 20-40 mg once or twice daily. For a more exact dose, speak to your veterinarian.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2016-10-14

Should you still give a sick cat Lasix although he's not eating at all and drinking very little. He's urinating 1 or 2 times a day. He's got congestive heart failure. And was at the vet yesterday and received a antibiotic/Cort shot.

Asked by: spidey9393
With congestive heart failure, fluid build up is common. This is often why they prescribe Lasix with congestive heart failure. Even though your cat is not eating or drinking, fluid build up is still a possibility, and Lasix may be needed. If you are unsure, speak with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2019-10-14

My basset is in final stages of heart failure. Given 25 mg/day for edema in hind leg. Edema down do I need to continue for entire mth. Per script?

Asked by: BassMom
Furosemide can be given as needed for edema, or it can be given continuously to keep the swelling and edema down, especially in cases like heart failure where fluid accumulation and swelling are common. If you are unsure of how your vet prescribed the medication, contact them to clarify if your pet should continue to take the medication, even after the swelling has gone down.
Answered by: Christine
Date published: 2019-10-14

why can't I get this without a visit to the vet?  trying to save money

Asked by: candi
You need to see your veterinarian becasue this medication requires a prescription from them.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2019-10-14

I need 12.5 mg for my dog. Do you carry this dosage.0

Asked by: Chichi
Yes we do carry the 12.5mg tablet of Furosemide.
Answered by: paulpharmacistintern
Date published: 2016-08-03

Is Flurosemide the same as Lasix?

My Doby takes 1 &1/2 Lasix 40mg twice a day. Is it the same as Flurosemide?
Asked by: Lori
Yes Lasix is same, tahrs the brand name
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2015-11-24

How much dosage will li need to give my 80lb dog?

Asked by: Buddy
My 10lb dog gets a half a tab of 12.5 a day but you really need to ask a good vet for dosing as this is super hard on the kidneys and can do a lot of damage if not monitored or given too much. He'll need to have more frequent potty breaks too so don't give it to him before leaving for work or you come home to a pond inside or at least until you know how he responds to it. Within about an hour my dog goes like Niagara Falls and then is ok.
Answered by: Kate
Date published: 2015-11-24

What is the life of fusoemide tablets?

Asked by: John
Please call us regarding the shelf life of this medication. This will depend on what we have in stock at the time.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2015-08-28

Need to know dosage difference

Cat is currently taking liquid solution of this drug from the vet and I need to know what the differences in dosage would be if I buy the liquid form from this website. This is what it says on her current bottle of drug from the vet "Give 0.50 mil of solution (10.0 mg of drugs) 1 time a day for 30 days. Solution Concentration=20.0 mg/ml" The liquid bottle sold on this site says "10mg/ml 60ml" does this mean the solution concentration sold on this site is 60mg/ml? or that there's 60ml of 10mg of drugs per dosage?
Asked by: N
Our solution is 10mg per ml in a 60 ml bottle. Therefore for your pet you would give 1ml of the solution each day and our bottle will provide you with 60 doses or a 60 day supply.
Answered by: Pharmacist
Date published: 2017-07-06

How much does 50 mg of the salex cost?

My dog is on lasix now is this the same thing?
Asked by: Idog
Furosemide is the same as lasix, yes.
Answered by: MJP
Date published: 2014-02-27

1-2mg per pound = 110mg for a 55lb dog of Furosemide, correct?

Asked by: Ellie May
The usual range would be 55 mg to 110 mg, however keep in mind there is quite a variation in the disease state and the individual tailored dose for a pet. Only your vet will know the correct dosage after an exam.
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

My 6 pound pom injested a 12.5 mg furosemide, will she be ok?

Asked by: Randy
If the furosemide tablet was not prescribed for your pomeranian and this was an accidental ingestion, please contact your veterinarian immediately. If your veterinarian is unavailable, the ASPCA has an Animal Poison Control Center and the number to call is (888) 426-4435. The usual dose is 1-2mg per pound of pets body weight given once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

I asked my vet for Diuretic pill salix and the other one, but why did the vet refuse?

My cat is OVER 15 lbs. But he losing weight by the raw diet I am giving him, but what's left is his water retention (sagging skin layers is water retention). My vet said I don't it because his heart and looks of my cat look healthy! Is there a NATURAL ALTERNATIVE instead of RX to get his water retention gone? Can you make something that is like the others where I don't need an RX? The hospital where I take my cats is PetDOC in Lake Underhill and State Road 436.
Asked by: Johnny
We do not carry anything over the counter that acts as a diuretic. Please consult with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

The vet has prescribed frusemide 40mg 1/4 twice a day for my dog heart failure, is it the same if i buy 20mg and gives 1/2 each time?

Asked by: sandra
Yes, each way results in a dose of 10mg. Perhaps your vet prescribed the 40mg "1/4 tablet 2 times a day" thinking it would be less expensive and you would maximize the number of doses per tablet.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is this the right medication

My 11 year old Yorkie has a cough. She coughed after drinking water, then when she was excited and then for no reason. Sometimes she can't seem to catch her breath. The Vet said she has a slightly enlarged liver, no obstruction in her throat and she is now losing weight, thanks to feeding her a little less and green beans as a snack. He put her on Furosemide, they seem to help a little bit, but the symtems don't match hers for this medicine. Is this the right medicine?
Asked by: Cricket
Please consult with your veterinarian.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2017-01-27

Can i give furosemide for non cardiac pleural effusion with prednisone?

Asked by: Heather391
Furosemide and prednisone may be used together, as long as they were both prescribed by a veterinarian.
Answered by: Kelly P
Date published: 2013-10-22

what do you give a small dog for constipation?

Asked by: granny annie
vetasyl is an effective product that produces natural elimation without the use of chemicals However, if it is an ongoing problem for your pet, you should get it checked out by your vet
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Will Blaze's next order automatically come in the mail, or do we need to call for his order every month?

Asked by: owner, Laurie
At this time we do not ship prescription medications out automatically. We do send you a reminder letter about 1-2 weeks before we believe your next order should be placed. We send it by email and it is just a few convenient clicks to confirm you want the order shipped. We are offering auto-ship programs on Food and may consider medication in the near future.
Answered by: Laura PetMed Pro
Date published: 2013-10-22

Concern regarding side affect not listed

After taking furosemide around 8:30 p.m. nightly, our 12 lb mixed terrier appears to be either urintating in bed or sweating? The liquid does not smell like urine however where else would this dampness be coming from?
Asked by: Nan
It's possible your dog is sweating from his/her footpads. Perhaps the room where your pet sleeps is a bit too warm. Increased urinary output is the primary mechanism of action of furosemide. If the dampness is from urinary leaking, please discuss with your veterinarian the possibility of giving the medication earlier than 8:30 and or limiting your pet's access to water prior in the evenings.
Answered by: Lilli B. Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22
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What is Furosemide (Salix)?

Furosemide is a diuretic used to treat fluid retention (edema) in dogs, cats, and horses with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disease. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure. Furosemide for dogs and cats is sold as a 10 mg/ml 60 ml bottle oral solution or by the tablet and sold for dogs, cats, and horses as a 50 mg/ml injectable solution. Furosemide for cats, dogs, and horses requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats, Dogs, and Horses

Benefits:

  • Treats excessive fluid accumulation and swelling caused by heart failure and other health problems
  • Easy to administer
  • Sold as 10 mg/ml 60 ml bottle oral solution or by the tablet for dogs and cats and as a 50 mg/ml injectable solution for horses, cats, and dogs

How does Furosemide (Salix) work?

Furosemide is a potent diuretic which works by blocking the absorption of salt and fluid in the kidney tubules causing an increase in urine output.

Cautions:

Keep plenty of water available for your pet or horse to drink. Furosemide can make your pet's or horse's skin sensitive to sunlight. There are possible adverse interactions with other drugs, so fully disclose to your veterinarian what you are giving your pet or horse. This medication should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals.

Brand Name:

Lasix (Aventis), Salix (Merck)

Generic Name:

Furosemide (Vedco)

What is the most important thing I should know about Furosemide (Salix)?

Do not give this medication if your pet or horse is not urinating. Tell your veterinarian if your pet or horse has kidney or liver disease, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Furosemide can make your pet's or horse's skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur. Periodic blood tests, as well as kidney or liver function tests, may be necessary. Furosemide will make your pet or horse urinate more often. Your pet or horse should have drinking water readily available to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) used to treat fluid retention (edema) in dogs, cats, and horses with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disease. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure. Furosemide is available by prescription as Furosemide Oral Solution containing 10 mg/ml, and in 12.5 mg (round yellow), 20 mg (round white), 40 mg (round white), 50 mg (round yellow), and 80 mg (round white) tablets for cats and dogs. It is also available by prescription as a 50 mg/ml injectable solution for cats, dogs, and horses. The usual dose of furosemide in dogs and cats is 1-2 mg/pound once or twice a day (at 6 to 8 hour intervals). Cats will usually get the lower dose. The usual dose for horses is 5-10 ml once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals). Higher doses can be given depending on the severity of symptoms. Discard the opened bottle of Oral Solution after 90 days. Furosemide may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. The injectable solution does not include a syringe.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Furosemide (Salix) to my pet or horse?

Do not give this medication if your pet or horse is not urinating. Tell your veterinarian if your pet or horse has kidney or liver disease, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Tell your veterinarian if your pet or horse is pregnant or lactating.

How should Furosemide (Salix) be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give larger amounts, or give it for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may occasionally change the dose to make sure your pet or horse gets the best results from this medication. Furosemide will make your pet or horse urinate more often, so your pet or horse should have drinking water readily available to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Periodic blood tests as well as kidney or liver function tests may be necessary. Store this medication at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. The injectable solution can be administered by intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injection.

What are the potential side effects of Furosemide (Salix)?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving furosemide and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Stop giving furosemide and call your veterinarian at once if any of these serious side effects occur; dry mouth, thirst, nausea and vomiting, weakness, drowsiness, restlessness, irregular heartbeat, muscle pain or weakness, urinating less than usual or not at all, bleeding, unusual weakness, hair loss, "bulls-eye" lesions, vesicles around mouth, ears, and groin; hearing loss, nausea, stomach pain, fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice. Continue giving furosemide and talk with your veterinarian if any of these less serious side effects should occur: diarrhea, constipation, or stomach pain, headache, dizziness, or blurred vision. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or especially bothersome to your pet or horse.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Furosemide (Salix)?

Furosemide is sometimes used only once, so that there may not be a dosing schedule. If you are giving furosemide regularly, give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet or horse on Furosemide (Salix)?

Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if you believe you have given your pet or horse too much medication. Symptoms of furosemide overdose may include loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, confusion, fainting.

What should I avoid while giving furosemide?

Avoid allowing your pet or horse to become dehydrated. Keep plenty of water available for your pet or horse to drink. Furosemide can make your pet's or horse's skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur.

What other drugs will affect Furosemide (Salix)?

If you give your pet or horse sucralfate (Carafate), give it at least 2 hours before or after giving furosemide. Tell your veterinarian if your pet or horse is being given digoxin (Lanoxin), steroids (such as prednisone), other blood pressure medications, Amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin, salicylates such as aspirin (Vetrin), or indomethacin. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with furosemide. Tell your veterinarian about all the prescription and over the counter medications you are giving your pet or horse. This includes vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Furosemide (Salix) Directions:

  • Furosemide is a loop diuretic available by prescription used to treat fluid retention (edema) in dogs, cats, and horses with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disease. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure.
  • Do not give this medication if your pet or horse is not urinating.
  • Furosemide can make your pet or horse's skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur.
  • Discard the open bottle of Oral Solution after 90 days.
  • The injectable solution can be administered by IV or IM injection.
Tip:

Furosemide will make your pet urinate more often than usual so your pet or horse should have drinking water readily available to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Do not give larger amounts of this medication, or give it for longer than recommended by veterinarian. Your veterinarian may occasionally change the dose of this medication to make sure your pet or horse gets the best results from it. Periodic blood tests as well as kidney or liver function tests may be necessary.

Furosemide (Salix) Dosage:

Furosemide (Salix) Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 1-2 mg/lb of pet's body weight given once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian. For the injectable solution, administer 1/4-1/2 ml per 10 lbs body weight once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian.
Furosemide (Salix) Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 1-2 mg/lb of pet's body weight given once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian. For the injectable solution, administer 1/4-1/2 ml per 10 lbs body weight once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian
Furosemide (Salix) Injectable Solution Dosage for Horses
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 5-10 ml once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian.

Storage:

Store this medication at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.

Furosemide (Salix) Ingredients:

Furosemide (Salix) Oral Solution 60 ml Bottle
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Furosemide 10 mg/ml
Furosemide (Salix) Injectable Solution 50 ml Vial
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Furosemide 50 mg/ml
Furosemide (Salix) 12.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 12.5 mg
Furosemide (Salix) 20 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 20 mg
Furosemide (Salix) 40 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 40 mg
Furosemide (Salix) 50 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 50 mg
Furosemide (Salix) 80 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 80 mg

What is Furosemide (Salix)?

Furosemide is a diuretic used to treat fluid retention (edema) in dogs, cats, and horses with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disease. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure. Furosemide for dogs and cats is sold as a 10 mg/ml 60 ml bottle oral solution or by the tablet and sold for dogs, cats, and horses as a 50 mg/ml injectable solution. Furosemide for cats, dogs, and horses requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats, Dogs, and Horses

Benefits:

  • Treats excessive fluid accumulation and swelling caused by heart failure and other health problems
  • Easy to administer
  • Sold as 10 mg/ml 60 ml bottle oral solution or by the tablet for dogs and cats and as a 50 mg/ml injectable solution for horses, cats, and dogs

How does Furosemide (Salix) work?

Furosemide is a potent diuretic which works by blocking the absorption of salt and fluid in the kidney tubules causing an increase in urine output.

Cautions:

Keep plenty of water available for your pet or horse to drink. Furosemide can make your pet's or horse's skin sensitive to sunlight. There are possible adverse interactions with other drugs, so fully disclose to your veterinarian what you are giving your pet or horse. This medication should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals.

Brand Name:

Lasix (Aventis), Salix (Merck)

Generic Name:

Furosemide (Vedco)

What is the most important thing I should know about Furosemide (Salix)?

Do not give this medication if your pet or horse is not urinating. Tell your veterinarian if your pet or horse has kidney or liver disease, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Furosemide can make your pet's or horse's skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur. Periodic blood tests, as well as kidney or liver function tests, may be necessary. Furosemide will make your pet or horse urinate more often. Your pet or horse should have drinking water readily available to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) used to treat fluid retention (edema) in dogs, cats, and horses with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disease. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure. Furosemide is available by prescription as Furosemide Oral Solution containing 10 mg/ml, and in 12.5 mg (round yellow), 20 mg (round white), 40 mg (round white), 50 mg (round yellow), and 80 mg (round white) tablets for cats and dogs. It is also available by prescription as a 50 mg/ml injectable solution for cats, dogs, and horses. The usual dose of furosemide in dogs and cats is 1-2 mg/pound once or twice a day (at 6 to 8 hour intervals). Cats will usually get the lower dose. The usual dose for horses is 5-10 ml once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals). Higher doses can be given depending on the severity of symptoms. Discard the opened bottle of Oral Solution after 90 days. Furosemide may also be used for purposes other than those listed here. The injectable solution does not include a syringe.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Furosemide (Salix) to my pet or horse?

Do not give this medication if your pet or horse is not urinating. Tell your veterinarian if your pet or horse has kidney or liver disease, diabetes, or an allergy to sulfa drugs. Tell your veterinarian if your pet or horse is pregnant or lactating.

How should Furosemide (Salix) be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give larger amounts, or give it for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may occasionally change the dose to make sure your pet or horse gets the best results from this medication. Furosemide will make your pet or horse urinate more often, so your pet or horse should have drinking water readily available to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Periodic blood tests as well as kidney or liver function tests may be necessary. Store this medication at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. The injectable solution can be administered by intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injection.

What are the potential side effects of Furosemide (Salix)?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving furosemide and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Stop giving furosemide and call your veterinarian at once if any of these serious side effects occur; dry mouth, thirst, nausea and vomiting, weakness, drowsiness, restlessness, irregular heartbeat, muscle pain or weakness, urinating less than usual or not at all, bleeding, unusual weakness, hair loss, "bulls-eye" lesions, vesicles around mouth, ears, and groin; hearing loss, nausea, stomach pain, fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice. Continue giving furosemide and talk with your veterinarian if any of these less serious side effects should occur: diarrhea, constipation, or stomach pain, headache, dizziness, or blurred vision. Side effects other than those listed in this guide may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or especially bothersome to your pet or horse.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Furosemide (Salix)?

Furosemide is sometimes used only once, so that there may not be a dosing schedule. If you are giving furosemide regularly, give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet or horse on Furosemide (Salix)?

Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if you believe you have given your pet or horse too much medication. Symptoms of furosemide overdose may include loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, confusion, fainting.

What should I avoid while giving furosemide?

Avoid allowing your pet or horse to become dehydrated. Keep plenty of water available for your pet or horse to drink. Furosemide can make your pet's or horse's skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur.

What other drugs will affect Furosemide (Salix)?

If you give your pet or horse sucralfate (Carafate), give it at least 2 hours before or after giving furosemide. Tell your veterinarian if your pet or horse is being given digoxin (Lanoxin), steroids (such as prednisone), other blood pressure medications, Amikacin, gentamicin, tobramycin, salicylates such as aspirin (Vetrin), or indomethacin. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with furosemide. Tell your veterinarian about all the prescription and over the counter medications you are giving your pet or horse. This includes vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

Furosemide (Salix) Directions:

  • Furosemide is a loop diuretic available by prescription used to treat fluid retention (edema) in dogs, cats, and horses with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or certain kidney disease. Furosemide is also used to treat high blood pressure.
  • Do not give this medication if your pet or horse is not urinating.
  • Furosemide can make your pet or horse's skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur.
  • Discard the open bottle of Oral Solution after 90 days.
  • The injectable solution can be administered by IV or IM injection.
Tip:

Furosemide will make your pet urinate more often than usual so your pet or horse should have drinking water readily available to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. Do not give larger amounts of this medication, or give it for longer than recommended by veterinarian. Your veterinarian may occasionally change the dose of this medication to make sure your pet or horse gets the best results from it. Periodic blood tests as well as kidney or liver function tests may be necessary.

Furosemide (Salix) Dosage:

Furosemide (Salix) Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 1-2 mg/lb of pet's body weight given once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian. For the injectable solution, administer 1/4-1/2 ml per 10 lbs body weight once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian.
Furosemide (Salix) Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 1-2 mg/lb of pet's body weight given once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian. For the injectable solution, administer 1/4-1/2 ml per 10 lbs body weight once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian
Furosemide (Salix) Injectable Solution Dosage for Horses
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 5-10 ml once or twice daily (at 6 to 8 hour intervals) or as directed by your veterinarian.

Storage:

Store this medication at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture.

Furosemide (Salix) Ingredients:

Furosemide (Salix) Oral Solution 60 ml Bottle
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Furosemide 10 mg/ml
Furosemide (Salix) Injectable Solution 50 ml Vial
Active Ingredients (per ml) Amount
Furosemide 50 mg/ml
Furosemide (Salix) 12.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 12.5 mg
Furosemide (Salix) 20 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 20 mg
Furosemide (Salix) 40 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 40 mg
Furosemide (Salix) 50 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 50 mg
Furosemide (Salix) 80 mg Tablet
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Furosemide 80 mg