About Furosemide (Generic to Lasix and Salix)
Furosemide (the generic substitute for Lasix and Salix) is a diuretic, which is utilized to treat pulmonary edema, kidney disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and edema. Furosemide is fundamentally a "loop diuretic drug," as it works on a precise area of the kidney known as Henle's loop. It is used mainly to reduce the swelling and buildup of fluid in the kidneys, a common side effect in many medical conditions.
Restricting the accrued absorption of chloride, sodium, potassium and water into the kidney, flurosemide supports the removal of inordinate fluid, preventing the occurrence of edema. Furosemide also has auxiliary purposes in treating other conditions, such as chemical imbalance and hypertension.
Key Benefits of Furosemide (Generic to Lasix and Salix)
- Reduces swelling due to water retention
- Rids the body of excess fluid
- Effective means of balancing electrolytes
Who's Furosemide (Generic to Lasix and Salix) For?
Furosemide is safe for both cats and dogs suffering from excess water retention due to a variety of medical conditions
Furosemide (Generic to Lasix and Salix) Ingredients
Side Effects and Warnings
Negative side effects may include disturbed electrolyte balance, low potassium levels, dehydration and affected kidneys. Hearing loss can result from a major overdose.
Furosemide (Generic to Lasix and Salix) Directions
Furosemide is safe for both cats and dogs and is generally given once or twice a day as an oral tablet or liquid medication. See your veterinarian for specific dosage instructions. A Furosemide injection is also available.
Read the Medication Guide for Furosemide