Furosemide is a diuretic that increase urine flow when there is fluid retention & edema or ascites due to heart failure, liver disease, hypoproteinaemia, inflammation or trauma. It induces urine flow in renal failure & reduces blood pressure. It also helps to excrete poisons or drug overdose by increasing urine flow.
Mode of action:
Furosemide increase urine volume by reducing the efficiency of sodium resorbing processes and so increase water loss from the body.
Dosage & Administration:
For oral administration only. Cattle: 1 bolus/ animal once daily.
Dog: 2-4 mg/kg body weight once to three times daily.
Cat: 1-2 mg/kg body weight once or twice daily.
Poultry: 0.5-I mg/kg body weight.
The bolus may be administered orally directly or through mixing with required amount of feed/water by grinding the bolus.
Or as Directed by the Veterinary Physicians.
Contraindicated to animal hypersensitive to Furosemide.
Alkalosis, uric acid retention and may rarely produce acute gout, hyperglycemia & glycosuria.
Meat & Milk: 2 days, Egg: Not known.