Torsemide (Demadex®)

is a potent diuretic

Medication Info

  • Class of Medication
    • is a potent diuretic
    • we use this when furosemide is no longer effective
  • Effects
    • causes a reduction in total body water by increasing loss of water through the kidneys
    • helps to decrease excess fluid in the lungs or in body cavities
  • Side Effects
    • since animals getting this medication will be on high doses of diuretics, this medication can adversely affect kidney function
      • kidney function will have to be monitored closely
    • increase in urination and drinking
    • most animals will not break house-training at standard doses
    • no other side effects such as drowsiness or loss of appetite
    • electrolyte balance can be affected, and electrolytes (such as potassium) will have to be monitored
  • Other Info
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