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Dog, Cat, and Horse Diuretic Medications

Furosemide is a diuretic for dogs, and in some forms cats and horses that promotes the rapid removal of retained fluids. Both Disal and Furosemide are the generic forms of Salix pet medications.

Salix is a diuretic and saluretic that aids in the excretion of excess fluids and sodium associated with edema. It is often used as a treatment in animals with congestive heart failure, hepatic disease, some renal disease, and other conditions. Salix is used primarily in cats, dogs, and horses. In some cases, Salix is administered to cattle.

Benefits of Salix:

  • Relieves abnormal extracellular fluid retention
  • Treatment for edema in pets with congestive heart failure, liver disease, some kidney disease, and other health problems
  • Works rapidly
  • Highly effective
  • Low inherent toxicity
  • May be administered orally for ease of administration or parenterally for fastest results

Salix is primarily used in cats, dogs, horses, and cattle. Not for use in any animal to which it was not prescribed. Not for use in humans.

Do not allow children to administer Salix. Review all package directions and warnings before use.

Salix is not for use in animals that are not urinating. Be aware that this medication will increase your pet's urinary output.

In severe or refractory cases, standard doses may be doubled or increased by 1 mg per pound of body weight. Administer exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.

Animals may require occasional blood tests while on Salix, and your veterinarian may occasionally alter the prescription.

Salix Tablet Directions:

  1. Administer one 12.5 mg tablet 1-2 times daily for every 5-10 lbs. of body weight in cats and small dogs as prescribed. Wait at least 6-8 hours between doses.
  2. Administer one 50.0 mg tablet 1-2 times daily for every 25 lbs. of body weight in dogs as prescribed. Wait at least 6-8 hours between doses.
  3. Allow pet unrestricted access to water while treating with Salix to prevent dehydration.

Salix Parenteral Injection Directions:

  1. Inject 1/4-1/2 mL per 10 lbs. of body weight intravenously or intramuscularly in cats and dogs as prescribed. Administer 1-2 times per day as prescribed, allowing 6-8 hours between doses.
  2. Inject 5-10 mL (250-500 mg) intravenously or intramuscularly in horses as prescribed. Administer 1-2 times per day as prescribed, allowing 6-8 hours between doses.
  3. Inject 5 mL (250 mg) twice per day or 10 mL (500 mg) once per day intravenously or intramuscularly in cattle as prescribed. Administer doses every 12 hours.
  4. Give plenty of water to treated animals to prevent dehydration.

Frequency of Use:

Doses are typically administered once or twice per day. Use as prescribed. Do not give larger doses or administer for a longer duration than prescribed.

Storage:

Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Store Salix in its original container. Keep between 59 and 86 degrees F. Protect from freezing, heat, and light.

It is a violation of Federal Law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Furosemide, the active ingredient in Salix, is a chemically distinct diuretic and saluretic. It obstructs fluid and salt absorption in the kidney tubules, triggering increased urination for excretion of excess fluids and salt. Common usage is in cats, dogs, and horses. In cattle, Salix is used to treat physiological parturient edema of the mammary gland and related structures.

Salix requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Salix (furosemide)

Salix 12.5 mg Tablet Ingredients (per tablet): 12.5 milligrams of furosemide: 4-chloro-N-furfuryl-5-sulfamoylanthranilic acid

Salix 50 mg Tablet Ingredients (per tablet): 50.0 milligrams of furosemide: 4-chloro-N-furfuryl-5-sulfamoylanthranilic acid

Salix Parenteral Injection Ingredients (per 1.0 mL): 50 mg furosemide as a diethanolamine salt preserved and stabilized with myristyl-gamma-picolinium chloride 0.02%, EDTA sodium 0.1%, sodium sulfite 0.1% with sodium chloride 0.2% in distilled water, pH adjusted with sodium hydroxide

Warnings:

Keep this product out of reach of children and animals. Do not use or store in or near open flame or heat.

Salix is primarily used in cats, dogs, horses, and cattle. Do not give to any animal that does not have a prescription. Not for use in humans.

Do not use in any animal that is not urinating.

This product will increase the frequency and volume of urination in treated animals.

Animals treated with Salix require plenty of water to prevent dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

Use exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.

CAUTION: Stop use of Salix and contact your veterinarian right away if you observe any adverse reactions in an animal.

Salix is not for use in horses intended for human consumption.

Treatment with Salix is not to exceed 48 hours postparturition in cattle. Milk obtained from cattle being treated with Salix, or obtained within 48 hours of the final treatment, must not be used for food. Cattle slaughtered within 48 hours of the last administration of Salix must not be used for food.

Consult your veterinarian before using Salix with any other over-the-counter or prescription medications or supplements.

Watch your pet for early signs of dehydration. These may include drowsiness, lethargy, increased thirst, decreased urinary output, GI disturbances, and tachycardia.

In rare instances, use of this medication may worsen diabetes mellitus.

This medication may lower serum calcium levels and cause involuntary muscle contractions in rare cases of animals with an existing tendency for low calcium levels.

In animals taking Salix, electrolyte levels should be measured and corrected if necessary prior to surgical procedures.

Salix is known to cause allergic reactions in humans with a sensitivity to sulfonamide. Tell your veterinarian if an animal is allergic to sulfa medications.

Furosemide can increase an animal's sensitivity to sunlight and may cause sunburns without proper precautions.

If you know of or suspect an overdose, seek emergency veterinary care. Signs may include weakness, confusion, dizziness, diminished appetite, or fainting.

Warranty and Manufacturer Information:

Distributed by: Intervet Inc., Millsboro, DE 19966

Salix® Injection 5% Made in Germany by: Intervet International GmbH

Salix® Tablets 12.5 mg and 50 mg Manufactured by: Patheon Inc., Toronto, Ontario M3B 1Y5

Made in Canada

NADA # 34-478, Approved by FDA

www.intervetusa.com

031746 INU240

077945-C

12.05

Salix Tablets: NAC No.: 10473290


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