Furosemide is used to treat animals with congestive heart failure and some liver and kidney diseases.
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Furosemide Compound Basics
Furosemide is available by prescription only. Furosemide is a potent diuretic used in animals who suffer from fluid retention. Most often, furosemide is used in dogs and cats to reduce fluid accumulation and prevent further edema. Furosemide is primarily used to treat congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema, or fluid in the lungs, high blood pressure, high calcium and potassium levels, liver disease, or specific kidney diseases. Furosemide prevents the absorption of chloride, sodium, potassium, and water, leading to increased urine production. Increased urine production helps the kidneys remove excess fluid from the lungs and body cavities. Furosemide compound is available in a capsule, chewable tablet, and an oral suspension.
Furosemide Compound Warnings
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to furosemide or other sulfa drugs. Furosemide is a diuretic, so your pet should be drinking and urinating more frequently. Let your veterinarian know if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Use with caution if your pet also suffers from kidney failure, dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, diabetes, or liver disease. Do not administer furosemide if your pet is not urinating.Furosemide may cause sensitivity to sunlight. Periodic bloodwork is necessary to monitor kidney and liver values. Notify your veterinarian if your pet is taking any other medications, especially other heart and blood pressure medications, such as theophylline, steroids, digoxin, or aspirin. Store at room temperature. Store protected from light and moisture. Shake suspensions well before use.
Furosemide Compound Directions
Use as directed by your veterinarian. Follow the instructions printed on the prescription label. Store furosemide at room temperature. Be sure to complete the prescription to ensure a full recovery, even if your pet seems to be improving, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication, and development of any adverse effects. Allow your pet access to plenty of water while on furosemide.
Furosemide Compound Dosage FAQs
In the case of a missed dose of furosemide, give it as soon as you remember or wait until it is time to give the next dose. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF FUROSEMIDE. In the case of an overdose of furosemide, seek attention from your veterinarian. The following symptoms could be signs of an overdose loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, disorientation, or fainting.
If you notice these or any other behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering furosemide, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects
Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, but in the case of an adverse reaction or a serious side effect you should stop furosemide treatment and seek veterinary attention. Some common signs of an allergic reaction or serious side effect are facial swelling, breathing difficulties, fainting, fever, hair loss, lesions, dark urine, or yellowing of the skin.
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