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Frusedale Tablets for Dogs & Cats

Frusedale Tablets for Dogs & Cats

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  • 40mg » Priced per Tablet £0.10


Frusedale contains the drug frusemide which is used to clear excess fluid from the system. This is prescribed for dogs and cats with mild to severe heart failure, or in some cases of reduced kidney or liver function.It is normally given two or three times daily, for the rest of the animal's life. For heart conditions, it is usually combined with other medication.

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Medication Datasheets

40mg » Priced per Tablet

Frusedale® 40 mg Oral Tablets

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each tablet contains: Active ingredient:

Furosemide (Frusemide) 40 mg

Pharmaceutical form

Tablets. White, circular, biconvex, flat-faced tablets with bevelled edges and a breakline.

Clinical particulars

Target species

Cats and dogs.

Indications for use

For the treatment of oedema associated with cardiac insufficiency, renal dysfunction and trauma in cats and dogs.

In animals with pulmonary oedema of cardiac origin, combined therapy with other medicinal products may be indicated.


Do not use in animals with acute glomerular nephritis, renal failure with anuria, electrolyte deficiency disease or in animals that have received an overdosage of digitalis.

Do not use concurrently with aminoglycoside antibiotics.

Do not use in animals weighing less than 4 kg.

Special precautions for use in animals

Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

Therapeutic efficacy may be impaired by increased intake of drinking water. Where the animal's condition permits, water intake should be restricted during treatment with Frusedale 40 mg oral tablets.

Monitoring of plasma potassium levels is advisable during periods of prolonged treatment of combined therapy with cardiac glycosides. Potassium supplements may be necessary.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals

Wear gloves, or wash your hands immediately after handling the tablets.

Adverse reactions

Administration at the recommended dosage level is not normally associated with undesirable effects.

Use during pregnancy and lactation

Frusedale 40 mg oral tablets are not contraindicated in pregnant or lactating animals.


Concurrent administration with corticosteroids may increase the risk of hypokalaemia.

Concurrent administration with aminoglycoside antibiotics may result in ototoxicity.

Concurrent administration with cephalosporin antibiotics may result in nephrotoxicity.

Concurrent administration with digoxin enhances the cardiac glycoside.

Concurrent administration with sulphonamide antibacterials may result in sulphonamide allergy.

Amounts to be administered and administration route

For oral administration only. Cats and dogs:

Dosage up to 5 mg/kg body weight, or one Frusedale 40 mg oral tablet per 8 kg body weight, 1-2 times daily with an interval of 6-8 hours between administrations.

For maintenance, the dosage should be reduced to 1-2 mg/kg per day.

For animals weighing between 4 and 8 kg, one half of one tablet should be administered. The tablets may be divided by breaking along the score line.

Not to be used in animals under 4 kg body weight.


Transitory deafness may occur in animals administered the product at doses higher than those recommended. Cardiovascular side effects may occur in weak and old animals following overdosage. Excessive doses can lead to hypovolaemia and decompensate renal function. Management of signs of overdosage is symptomatic.

Pharmacological particulars

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Furosemide.

ATCvet code: QC03CA01

Pharmacodynamic properties

Frusedale 40 mg oral tablets contain Furosemide. Furosemide is a potent loop diuretic with a rapid action.

Pharmacokinetic properties

Furosemide inhibits electrolyte resorption in the proximal and distal renal tubules and in the ascending Loop of Henle. Excretion of sodium, potassium and chloride ions is enhanced, and also water excretion is enhanced. Furosemide has no effect on carbonic anhydrase. Diuretic activity begins one hour after oral administration and continues for four hours. The potency ensures diuretic action even when renal function is poor. Loop diuretics may cause severe potassium loss.

Pharmaceutical particulars

Shelf life

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 4 years.

Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25°C.

Protect from light.

Immediate packaging

Polypropylene containers containing 1000 white, circular, biconvex, flat-faced tablets with bevelled edges, a breakline and which are embossed F40 on one face, CP or DP on the reverse.


Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Marketing Authorisation Holder (if different from distributor)

Dechra Limited, Snaygill Industrial Estate, Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2RW, United Kingdom.

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vm 10434/4033

Date of the first authorisation or date of renewal

14 August 1998

Date of revision of the text

September 2016

Any other information

For animal treatment only. To be supplied only on veterinary prescription. Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

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What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

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How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (1)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Frusedale Tablets for Dogs & Cats, including answers from our team.

10 December 2014 at 1:22pm

With or without food?


Should these tablets be given to my dog with or without food, or does it not matter?

  • Non-Executive Director

It is not important. However they go down the hatch, they will do their job!