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  • Salix[Furosemide] Salix[Furosemide]

Salix - [Furosemide]

by Merck

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This product requires a veterinarian's prescription.

This Rx product can not be shipped to some states.



  • A diuretic-saluretic for prompt relief of edema.
  • A high degree of efficacy, low-inherent toxicity and a high therapeutic index.
  • A rapid onset of action and of comparatively short duration.
  • for use in Dogs, Cats and  Horses

Possible Side Effects:

Increased thirst and increased urination. Furosemide is associated with an increase in blood sugar levels. This is not a problem for most patients but a different diuretic may be a better choice for a diabetic patient. Hearing loss has been reported, especially in cats, when large amounts of injectable lasix have been used in a crisis.


Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.


Store between 59° and 86° F. Protect from freezing.



It is important to follow your Veterinarian's presription instructions for your pet.

Dosage and Administration:

The usual dosage of Salix&reg is 1 to 2 mg/lb. body weight approximately 2.5 to 5 mg/kg. The lower dosage is suggested for cats. 
Administer once or twice daily at 6 to 8 hour intervals either orally, intravenously, or intramuscularly. 
A prompt diuresis usually ensues from the initial treatment. Diuresis may be initiated by the parenteral administration of Salix&reg Injection and then maintained by oral administration.


One-half to one 50 mg scored tablet per 25 pounds body weight. One 12.5 mg tablet per 5 to 10 pounds body weight. Administer once or twice daily, permitting a 6 to 8 hour interval between treatments. In refractory or severe edematous cases, the dosage may be doubled or increased by increments of 1 mg per pound body weight as recommended in preceding paragraphs, 


Do Not Use In Horses Intended For Human Consumption



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