How high doasge of Furosmide is safe to give?
My Saphie with RCM is currently taking 30mg of furosmide a day, her breathing has slightly increased so we are increasing to 35 mg but possibly 40 mg a day. The cardiologist has now mentioned adding another diuretic , think it was called Modurete or Tiazide, not sure if this is the same drug, just wondering If anybody on the list had used it? And was it ok?
- HI Mandy,
That's a very very high dose. Trixi at her worst got 5mg every 4 hours
which was 30mg and that was short term. I would suggest Saphie needs
something else to control her heart failure as well, maybe an increase
in vetmedin or fortekor. The other drug, was it Spiro-HTZ? That works
alongside lasix and might be needed. I`d be concerned at the lasix dose
over a longer term and definitely ask for something else.
- Hi LynThe cardiologist seemed to think spiro would be to weak for Saphie and he suggested the Tiazide , didn't know the vetmedin or fortokor could be increased so I will mention it to the vet next week when I ring, her breathing has increased from her normal 18-20 to 22-24, not overly high but not normal for Saphie. It was suggested we put her up to 40 mg but I'm trying 35 mg and hoping it works .Thank youMandy