Furosemide is a diuretic used to help reduce the amount of water in the pet’s body by increasing the flow of urine. Furosemide may be used for several cardiovascular and renal conditions including the treatment of high blood pressure.
Side effects may include excessive thirst, drowsiness, weakness, restlessness, diminished urination in relation to fluid intake, stomach upset, or a fast heart rate. Notify your veterinarian if side effects are noted and they are troublesome.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Dogs, Cats, Horses
Furosemide may be used for several cardiovascular and renal conditions including the treatment of high blood pressure. Furosemide helps these conditions by decreasing the workload of the heart and arteries.
Furosemide Tablets should be given to your pet as directed by your veterinarian.
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your horse more closely. The following drugs can potentially interact with furosemide: theophylline, aminoglycoside antibiotics, corticosteroids, corticotropin, amphotericin B, aspirin, tubocurarine, succinylcholine, probenecid, sulfinpyrazone, and insulin. Contact your veterinarian if your horse experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; widespread hives and itching.