Salix Tablet (Furosemide) is primarily used to treat heart failure and pulmonary edema (lung fluid). It is also used to treat some electrolyte imbalances, such as high calcium and high potassium levels.
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is an effective diuretic possessing a wide therapeutic range. Pharmacologically it promotes the rapid removal of abnormally retained extracellular fluids. The rationale for the efficacious use of diuretic therapy is determined by the clinical pathology producing the edema. Salix is indicated for the treatment of edema, (pulmonary congestion, ascites) associated with cardiac insufficiency and acute noninflammatory tissue edema.
Who is Salix Tablet (Furosemide) for?
Dogs, Cats & Horses
Why use Salix Tablet (Furosemide)?
-A diuretic-saluretic for prompt relief of edema.
-A high degree of efficacy, low-inherent toxicity and a high therapeutic index.
-A rapid onset of action and of comparatively short duration.
How Salix Tablet (Furosemide) work?
Salix works by increasing the amount of salt and water that the kidneys remove from the blood. This extra salt and water is then passed out through the urine.
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How is Salix Tablet (Furosemide) sold?
Sold as individual tablets in strengths of 12.5 mg & 50 mg
What are the side effects of Salix Tablet (Furosemide)?
Increased thirst and increased urination. Furosemide is associated with an increase in blood sugar levels. This is not a problem for most patients but a different diuretic may be a better choice for a diabetic patient. Hearing loss has been reported, especially in cats, when large amounts of injectable salix have been used in a crisis.
What special precautions are there?
-Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
-FOR VETERINARY USE ONLY.
-Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
What to do if overdose?
If overdose contact your nearest pet hospital immediately.
How can I store Salix Tablet (Furosemide)?
Store between 59° and 86° F. Protect from freezing.
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Administer once or twice daily, permitting a 6 to 8 hour interval between treatments. In refractory or severe edematous cases, the dosage may be doubled or increased by increments of 1 mg per pound body weight as recommended in preceding paragraphs, "Dosage and Administration".
HORSE - The individual dose is 250 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. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.