Salix® Injectable is diuretic that possesses a wide range of therapeutic uses. It promotes rapid eradication of extracellular fluid that has been retained abnormally. The reason behind using this medication as a diuretic treatment are based on the edema-producing pathology.
What is Salix Injectable (50 mg/ml) 50 ml vial?
Salix Injectable (50 mg/ml) 50 ml vial is an effective diuretic for dogs, cats & horses. Salix has a wide therapeutic range and is often used to treat edema (pulmonary congestion, ascites) associated with carida insufficiency and acute noninflammatory tissue edema. In cattle Salix is used to treat physiological parturient edema of the mammary gland associated structures.
Who is Salix Injectable (50 mg/ml) 50 ml vial for?
For use in cattle, horses, cats, and dogs.
Why use Salix Injectable (50 mg/ml) 50 ml vial?
Features of Salix®:
- Fast-acting with a short comparative duration
- High therapeutic index
- Low inherent toxicity
- Highly effective
- Saluretic and diuretic for fast edema relief
How does Salix Injectable (50 mg/ml) 50 ml vial work?
The therapeutic effectiveness of Salix® comes from the action of the unaltered, intact molecule within the nephron, which inhibits sodium reabsorption in the ascending Henle loop and the distal and proximal tubule.
Merck Animal Health.
How is Salix Injectable (50 mg/ml) 50 ml vial sold?
50 mg/ml, 50 ml vial
What are the side effects of Salix Injectable (50 mg/ml) 50 ml vial?
Potential side effects include:
- Hearing loss (particularly common in cats in cases where large quantities were used in crisis management)
- Increased levels of blood sugar (not an issue in most animals; however, another diuretic might be better suited for patients with diabetes)
- Increased urination
- Increased thirst
What special precautions are there?
- Use caution when administering to animals on potassium-depleting steroids.
- Excessive potassium loss in animals on glycosides or digitalis can cause digitalis toxicity.
- This medication is an incredibly effective diuretic. Like any diuretic, it can cause excessive diuresis if administered excessively. This can lead to dehydration, imbalance of electrolytes, and reduced plasma volume, which increases the risk of embolism, thrombosis, and circulatory collapse. Because of these concerns, animals should always be observed for early fluid depletion and electrolyte imbalance symptoms. If noted, corrective measures should be immediately initiated.
- Potassium deficiencies should be corrected with supplementation.
- Exercise caution when administering potassium tablets coated in enteric.
What to do if overdose?
Immediately contact your closest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Salix Injectable (50 mg/ml) 50 ml vial?
Store in a dry and cool environment. Do not freeze
Excessive loss of potassium in patients receiving digitalis or its glycosides may precipitate digitalis toxicity. Caution should be exercised in animals administered potassium-depleting steroids. It is important to correct potassium deficiency with dietary supplementation. Caution should be exercised in prescribing enteric-coated potassium tablets.
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