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Salix (Furosemide) Tablets for Dogs & Cats

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Strength: 12.5-mg
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Count: 1 tablet
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Description

Salix is an oral diuretic prescribed by veterinarians in the treatment of edema associated with cardiac insufficiency and acute non-inflammatory tissue edema in dogs and cats.

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

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 dog 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.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    146094
  • Brand

    Salix

  • Common Brand Name(s)

    Salix

  • Dosage Measure

    6-8 hours

  • Generic Name

    Furosemide

  • For Use With

    Dogs & Cats

  • Brand

    Merck

  • Product Form

    Tablet

  • Health Condition

    Congestive Heart Failure, Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, High Blood Pressure

  • Drug Type

    Diuretic

Ingredients
Ingredients

Furosemide, Lactose Monohydrate, Starch, Corn, Cellulose, Microcrystalline, Magnesium Stearate, FD&C Yellow No. 5.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Follow instructions exactly as given by your veterinarian, as dosage depends on milligram concentration. Give between 1/2 and one 50 mg scored tablet per 25 pounds of body weight once or twice daily. Give one 12.5 mg tablet per 5 to 10 pounds of body weight.

Storage Instructions

Store at or below 77°F.

FAQ

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 is this medication given?

Give Salix by mouth exactly according to your veterinarians instructions with or without food. Make sure your pet has access to water at all times while on this medication.

If you have any questions regarding the use of Salix, contact your veterinarian.

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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    When I first started my dog on furosemide, the cardiologist prescribed a generic and my dog swallowed them just fine along with her Vetmedin, which she seems to really love. However, when I switched over to the Salix brand of furosemide, she started spitting out just the furosemide. These pills are tiny, yet this Salix brand must have a noticeable flavor or smell. Now I have to be extra careful to hide them in with her Vetmedin tabs. If she spits them out, I have to force her to take it. I close her mouth and blow on her nose, which forces her to swallow. It works, most of the time and/or eventually. :/

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