Salix (Furosemide) Injectable for Dogs, Cats & Horses, 50 mg/mL, 50-mL

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Description

Salix (Furosemide) Injectable for Dogs, Cats & Horses treats edema associated with cardiac insufficiency and acute non-inflammatory tissue. It contains high potency for effective removal of fluid and predictable performance with a high therapeutic index. Salix (Furosemide) Injectable may be administered orally or intravenously to your dog, cat or horse.

Uses

Salix is an effective diuretic possessing a wide therapeutic range by promoting the rapid removal of excess fluid that can build up as a result of kidney failure, heart failure and other medical problems. It may also be used to treat high blood pressure.

Possible Side Effects

Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your pet is taking before starting this medication.

Your pet may experience dehydration, abnormal urine production, electrolyte imbalances, vomiting, weakness, increased heart rate, depression or restlessness. If any of the following side effects occur, or others that are not listed, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

Drug & Food Interactions

Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your pet is taking before starting this medication.

Precautions

Do not use in animals who are allergic to sulfa drugs or furosemide. This medication may increase urination. Be cautious using Salix in animals with diabetes mellitus and kidney disease.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    174436
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Salix
  • Generic Name
    Furosemide
  • For Use With
    Dogs, Cats, & Horses
  • Administration Form
    Injection
  • Brand
    Merck
  • Product Form
    Injectable
  • Health Condition
    Congestive Heart Failure, Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, High Blood Pressure
  • Drug Type
    Diuretic
Ingredients
Ingredients

50 mg furosemide as a diethanolamine salt preserved and stabilized with myristyl-gamma-picolinium chloride 0.02%, EDTA sodium 0.1%, sodium sulfite 0.1% with sodium chloride 0.2% in distilled water, pH adjusted with sodium hydroxide.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Dogs & Cats: Administer intramuscularly or intravenously 1/4 to 1/2 mL per 10 pounds body weight. Horse: The individual dose is 250 mg to 500 mg (5 to 10 mL) administered intramuscularly or intravenously once or twice daily at 6 to 8 hour intervals until desired results are achieved. The veterinarian should evaluate the degree of edema present and adjust dosage schedule accordingly.

Storage Instructions

Store between 59° and 86°F. Protect from freezing. Protect from light. Use contents within 28 days of first vial puncture.

FAQ

What are the advantages of Salix Injectable Solution?

  • A diuretic-saluretic for prompt relief of edema
  • High potency for effective diuresis
  • Predictable performance with high therapeutic index

What is Salix?

Salix is an oral medication that acts as a diuretic to help draw excess fluid off of the body that accumulates due to heart failure, kidney failure, and other medical problems. It may also be effective in treating high blood pressure (hypertension).

What are the benefits of Salix?

  • Easy to give.
  • Can remove extra fluid from the body caused by congestive heart failure, heart problems, kidney problems, and other conditions.
  • May also help in the management of hypertension (high blood pressure).

How does this medication work?

Salix is a diuretic that blocks the absorption of salt and fluid in the kidney tubules causing an increase in urine output. This helps rid the body of excess fluid.

What results can I expect?

Salix helps to relieve the symptoms associated with your pets excess fluid accumulation (edema) but it will not cure the primary problem. This will help improve your pets quality of life.

This medication is quick acting so you may notice a difference in your pet quickly. Salix is very short-acting so it needs to be given on schedule in order to continue to see results.

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