Furosemide

From Dog
Furosemide.jpg

Furosemide is a loop diuretic used for the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema associated with chiari malformation, nephrotic syndrome and lymphangiosarcoma.

Furosemide can be used on conjunction with the phosphodiesterase inhibitor pimobendan and the calcium-channel blocker amlodipine[1].

This drug causes increased urine production and should not be used in dogs receiving carprofen or meloxicam.

Recommended dose in dogs is 1 - 5 mg/kg twice daily.

References

  1. de Madron E et al (2011) Survival and echocardiographic data in dogs with congestive heart failure caused by mitral valve disease and treated by multiple drugs: a retrospective study of 21 cases. Can Vet J 52(11):1219-1225