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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.
1 tablet contains: Active substance:
Frusemide (Furosemide) 40 mg
Excipients: Maize starch, pregelatinised maize starch, magnesium stearate, lactose monohydrate.
White, circular, biconvex, flat-faced tablets with bevelled edges and a breakline.
Frusedale 40 mg oral tablets are for use in cats and dogs only, for the treatment of oedema associated with cardiac insufficiency, renal dysfunction and trauma.
In animals with pulmonary oedema of cardiac origin, combined therapy with other medicinal products may be indicated.
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 to 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.
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.
Interactions: Concurrent use of 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.
Overdose: 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.
Incompatibilities: There are no known incompatibilities.
Do not store above 25°C. Protect from light. Do not use after the expiry date stated on the label.
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 4 years.
Disposal: Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
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.
For animal treatment only. To be supplied only on veterinary prescription. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Date of last review: 15.12.2010
Dechra Limited, Dechra House, Jamage Industrial Estate, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 1XW.
Frusedale 40 mg Oral Tablets
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