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Salix (Furosemide Tablets) 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.

*Sold per tablet in strengths of 12.5 mg or 50 mg

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?

Dogs or Cats

Why use Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?

-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 does Salix (Furosemide) Tablet 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.


Merck Animal Health

Active ingredient(s):

Furosemide Tablets

How is Salix (Furosemide) Tablet sold?

Sold as individual tablet in strengths of 12.5 mg & 50 mg

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

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?

In case of overdose contact your nearest emergency pet hospital. You may also contact Merck Animal Health Pharmacovigilance: Companion Animal Technical Services, 800-224-5318.

How can I store Salix (Furosemide) Tablet?

Store between 59° and 86° F. Protect from freezing.

Helpful Tips:

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".

Furosemide Tablets

"Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs: Symptoms and Remedies" Read the article here Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

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