Salix (Brand)


Salix (furosemide) is a drug that is used to treat animals with congestive heart failure and some liver and kidney diseases.

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Salix Basics

Salix is a particular brand of the drug, furosemide. Furosemide is a potent diuretic drug used in animals who suffer from fluid retention in the body. It reduces fluid accumulation and prevents further edema from forming. Furosemide is primarily used to treat congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), high blood pressure, high calcium and potassium levels, liver disease, and specific kidney diseases. It is a diuretic known as a “water pill” that works in the area of the kidneys. It prevents the absorption of chloride, sodium, potassium and water, leading to increased urine production. This action helps the kidneys remove excess fluid from the lungs and body cavities.

Salix requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available in 12.5mg and 50mg tablets.

Salix Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Complete the entire prescription unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Allow your pet access to plenty of water during treatment.

Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Salix Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to furosemide or sulfa drugs. Use with caution in pets that are pregnant or lactating. Do not use in pets suffering from kidney failure, dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, diabetes, or liver disease. Do not give this drug if your pet is not urinating. Some animals’ skin may become sensitive to sunlight while using this medication. Periodic bloodwork is necessary to monitor kidney and liver values. Salix may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking. This is especially important if your pet is currently taking other heart and blood pressure medications, steroids, digoxin, or aspirin. If you notice any other behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.


Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects

Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious reaction, seek veterinary attention immediately. Common allergic reactions and serious side effects are facial swelling, breathing difficulties, fainting, fever, hair loss, “bulls eye” lesions, dark urine, or yellowing of the skin (jaundice).

If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information

Prescription Strength

12.5mg, 50mg