Furosemide Solution 10mg/ml 60mL

Furosemide Solution 10mg/ml 60mL
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What is Furosemide?

Furosemide treats congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), high blood pressure, high calcium and potassium levels, liver disease, and some kidney diseases. It is a potent diuretic drug used in animals who suffer from fluid retention. Most often, it is used in dogs and cats to reduce fluid accumulation and prevent further edema. It prevents the absorption of chloride, sodium, potassium, and water, leading to increased urine production. Increased urine production helps the kidneys remove excess fluid from the lungs and body cavities.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Treats excessive fluid accumulation and swelling caused by heart failure and other health problems

How it Works?

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.

Storage:

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

  • Furosemide is a loop diuretic available by prescription 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.
  • Do not give this medication if your pet is not urinating.
  • Furosemide can make your pet's skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may occur.
  • Discard the open bottle of Oral Solution after 90 days.
Pet Weitht Dosage
Dogs 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. Cats will usually get the lower dose (1 mg/lb of pet's body weight once a day).
Cats 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. Cats will usually get the lower dose (1 mg/lb of pet's body weight once a day).

Cautions

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to this medication or other sulfa drugs. Use with caution in pets that are is pregnant or lactating. Use with caution if your pet suffers from kidney failure, dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, diabetes, or liver disease. Periodic bloodwork is necessary to monitor kidney and liver values. This drug is a diuretic, so your pet should be drinking and urinating more frequently. This medication may also cause sensitivity to sunlight. If you notice these or any other behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering furosemide, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Furosemide may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking. This is especially important if your pet is currently taking other heart and blood pressure medications, such as theophylline, steroids, digoxin, or aspirin.

Side Effects

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.