Salix (Furosemide) Tablets for Cats & Dogs
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- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Salix (sal-ix) is a diuretic to remove excess fluid from the body (edema) that is associated with cardiac insufficiency and acute non-inflammatory tissue in dogs and cats. Helps treat fluid in the lungs and certain kidney diseases, congestive heart failure and also treats high blood pressure.
- Multipurpose medication
- High potency for effective diuresis
- Fast acting and well tolerated in pets
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
Salix 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. Therefore, the animal should be observed for early signs of fluid depletion with electrolyte imbalance, and corrective measures administered. Excessive loss of potassium in patients receiving digitalis or its glycosides may precipitate digitalis toxicity. Caution should be exercised in animals administered potassium-depleting steroids.
Salix is a highly effective diuretic-saluretic which if given in excessive amounts may result in dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
Caution should be exercised in animals administered potassium-depleting steroids. It is important to correct potassium deficiency with dietary supplementation. Caution should be exercised in prescribing enteric-coated potassium tablets.
Food and Drug Interactions
Other medications can interact with Salix. Be sure to disclose every medication and supplement that is given to your dog before starting Salix.
Human patients with known sulfonamide sensitivity may show allergic reactions to Salix; however, these reactions have not been reported in animals.
Possible Side Effects
Possible side effects include dehydration, abnormal urine production, electrolyte imbalances, vomiting, weakness, increased heart rate, depression or restlessness.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice any of these side effecting taking place in your pet.
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
Store at or below 25°C (77°F)
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