Furosemide is an effective diuretic-saluretic for oral use in the treatment of
edema (pulmonary congestion, ascites) associated with cardiac insufficiency and
acute non-inflammatory tissue edema.
Dogs: 2-6 mg/kg, every
8-12 hours (or as needed) orally
Cats: 1-4 mg/kg, every 8-24 hours orally
Adverse Effects: Adverse effects primarily
related to diuretic effect - the loss of fluid and electrolytes.
Because animal reproductive
studies have shown that furosemide may cause fetal abnormality, the drug is
contraindicated in pregnant animals. Administer conservatively in animals
receiving ACE inhibitors to decrease risk of azotemia. Concurrent use with
aminoglycoside antibiotics increases risk of nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity.
concurrent use with amphotericin B may increase hephrotoxity.
Each tablet contains 40 mg furosemide: 4-chloro-N-furfuryl-5-sulfamoylanthranilic acid.
Store at controlled room temperature (59°-86°F).
law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian
Keep out of reach of
is a highly effective diuretic and if given in excessive amounts as with any
diuretic may lead to excessive diuresis which could result in electrolyte
imbalance, dehydration and reduction of plasma volume enhancing the risk of
circulatory collapse, thrombosis and embolism. Observe animal for early signs of
fluid depletion with electrolyte imbalance and if necessary take corrective
action. The concurrent use of furosemide with some antibiotics may be
inadvisable. There is evidence that the drug enhances the nephrotoxic potential
of aminoglycosides, cephalosporins, and polymyxins and increases the ototoxic
effects of aminoglycosides. Not for animals intended for food.
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