Spotlight on Furosemide

Spotlight on Furosemide

Furosemide Oral Liquid was the only medication that worked for my dog. Since then, Furosemide has become available over-the-counter at retail pharmacies and pet supply stores, but I always get mine from Express Vet Pharmacy because Furosemide saved my dogs life.

My Dog's Story

One day she just got weak, and I could see it. I could see it in her eyes. Furosemide Oral Liquid is cheap, but it worth every penny because Furosemide saved my dogs life. It can be a lifesaver if your dog has heart failure or other problems with their kidneys. I was giving Furosemide to my dog for congestive heart failure, but Furosemide can also be used for other problems with the kidneys. Furosemide Oral Liquid is also called Lasix. Furosemide Oral Liquid was first approved by the FDA on January 17, 1985. If Furosemide didn't exist my dog would of died.

How Furosemide Works

Furosemide Oral Liquid is a diuretic and antihypertensive, prescribed for dogs with heart failure or liver disease. Furosemide works by blocking the absorption of sodium and chloride which results in the loss of body fluids through urine production. Furosemide Oral Liquid comes as flavored liquid to be administered orally either directly into the mouth or added to food. Furosemide Oral Liquid is available as 10mg/mL strength solution in 15mL dropper bottle. Furosemide Oral Liquid must be stored at room temperature and protected from light, excess heat exposure or freezing of the product.

Furosemide is a loop diuretic that directly affects the kidney. Furosemide Oral Liquid is used to treat high blood pressure in dogs and edema caused by heart failure. Furosemide Oral Liquid may also be given before surgery in order to empty the bladder afterward. Furosemide works by blocking the absorption of sodium and chloride which results in the loss of body fluids through urine production. Furosemide Oral Liquid may also be given before surgery in order to empty the bladder afterward. Furosemide is available as 10mg/mL strength solution in 15mL dropper bottle. Furosemide must be stored at room temperature and protected from light, excess heat exposure or freezing of the product.

Contraindications

Furosemide Oral Liquid should be given at the lowest dose possible to reduce the side effects that may be associated with Furosemide. Furosemide can cause dehydration therefore Furosemide should never be administered without access to fresh water. Furosemide side effects in dogs include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite or lethargy. The Furosemide side effects may be decreased by dividing Furosemide administration into multiple doses. Furosemide Oral Liquid should not be used for dogs with liver disease.

Furosemide Oral Liquid side effects are rare, but can include changes in urine color, diarrhea or lack of appetite. Furosemide should only be given to dogs with edema, liver disease or congestive heart failure. Furosemide Oral Liquid should not be used in dogs with metabolic acidosis or hypocalcemia and Furosemide should only be given to dogs free of drugs that may increase potassium such as ACE inhibitors. Furosemide can also cause kidney damage. Furosemide Oral Liquid should only be given to dogs with edema, liver disease or congestive heart failure.