Furosemide Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Furosemide used for?
Furosemide is a diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, kidney disease, high blood pressure and edema.
- How Furosemide should be used?
The usual dose of furosemide in dogs and cats is 1-2mg/pound once or twice a day (at 6-8 hour intervals). Cats will usually get the lower dose. Higher doses can be given depending on the severity of the symptoms.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects of furosemide may include nausea, vomiting, weakness, loss of appetite, increased urination, electrolyte imbalance, diabetes, itching and rash.
- What special precautions are there?
This medication should not be used in animals allergic to it or sulfonamides. Do not use in animals with electrolyte imbalance. Use with caution in animals with diabetes and kidney disease. Use with caution when given with ototoxic antibiotics such as gentamicin or streptomycin; NSAIDS such as aspirin or Rimadyl; phenothiazines such as acepromazine; and Insulin, digoxin, and beta blockers such as propranolol. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications your pet is taking.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, seizures, heart failure, kidney damage and coma.
- How should I store Furosemide?
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store medication at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.