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Salix (Furosemide) Tablet Rx

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Salix Tablet (Furosemide) is typically used in the treatment of pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) and heart failure. It may also be prescribed to address certain electrolyte imbalances, like high levels of potassium or calcium.

What is Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?

Salix (Furosemide Tablets) 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 (Furosemide) Tablet for?

For use in horses, cats, and dogs.

Why use Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?

Features of Salix:
  • Rapid action onset with comparatively short duration
  • High therapeutic index
  • Low inherent toxicity
  • High degree of efficacy
  • Diuretic-saluretic offers prompt edema relief

How does Salix (Furosemide) Tablet work?

Salix increases the amount of water and salt the kidneys remove from a pet's blood. The excess water and salt is then passed from the body through the urine.


Merck Animal Health

Active ingredient(s):

Furosemide Tablets

How is Salix (Furosemide) Tablet sold?

Sold by the tablet in 12.5 mg or 50 mg strengths.

What are the side effects of Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?

Potential side effects include:
  • Hearing loss, especially in cats, after a large dose has been administered in a crisis
  • Increased blood sugar levels, which is not a commonly reported reaction - in this instance, a different diuretic could be a better option for diabetic patients
  • Increased urination
  • Increased thirst

What special precautions are there?

  • Federal law prohibits use outside of the prescription or use by a licensed veterinarian
  • Intended only for veterinary use
  • Keep away from children

What to do if overdose?

Contact your closest emergency animal hospital. You may also contact Merck Animal Health Pharmacovigilance: Companion Animal Technical Services, 800-224-5318.

How can I store Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?

Protect from freezing. Store at room temperature between 59° and 86° F.

Helpful Tips:

Do not miss a dose or administer more than prescribed.

Pharmacists are standing by to offer Pet Parent counseling regarding prescription medication purchased from Allivet before and after dispensing. Pharmacists on duty are available Monday-Friday, 9:30AM - 5:30PM EST and will be on call Saturday 12:00PM - 4:00PM EST for consultation.


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".

Main Ingredients

Furosemide Tablets

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