Furosemide tablets (brand name Salix in animals, Lasix in humans) are a diuretic medication used in animals to treat fluid buildup in the heart and lungs. Furosemide acts quickly and leaves the system after a short time, allowing for safe and effective treatment with low risk of toxic buildup. In addition, furosemide tablets can be used to treat certain electrolyte imbalances, such as calcium and potassium. Furosemide requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
- Alleviates fluid buildup in horses, dogs, and cats
- Wide therapeutic index
- Low toxicity
- Requires a prescription from your veterinarian
- Give as directed by your veterinarian
- Furosemide tablets are small and easily hidden inside a treat or pill pocket
Prescription drugs can only be shipped upon receipt of an original prescription from a licensed veterinarian. FarmVet can accept an original prescription in one of the following ways:
- The original prescription may be mailed to:
1254 Old Hillsboro Rd, Franklin,TN 37069
- A licensed veterinarian may fax the Rx to 615-370-8502.
The fax must originate from the veterinarian's office.
- A licensed veterinarian can call & leave a voicemail with your prescription information with our pharmacy at 615-277-5602.
Prescriptions are refillable, if indicated by your vet, for up to one year from the original date. At the end of one year, prescriptions must be updated. Written prescriptions must include the veterinarian's license number, telephone number, and address. Federal law restricts the use of Rx drugs to use by, or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Prescription drug forms are available upon request.
- Furosemide is generally well tolerated, but side effects are always possible
- Furosemide, like most diuretics, will cause increased urination and increased thirst. Ensure your animal has access to plenty of drinking water when giving this medication.
- Furosemide has the potential to elevate blood glucose levels - make sure your veterinarian knows all your animal’s medical conditions before starting furosemide.