Posted by: Angela | 2009/08/15

Fortekor, Furosemide

I have a Jack Russel terrier, she is 12 years old and has heart problems. The vet has given her Fortekor and Furosemide. I have been reading in the internet and it looks like this will cause her kidneys to fail. is this true?

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Dear Angela

No, it will actually help the kidneys.

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Posted by: Lynda | 2010/02/11

What are the side effects of fortekor 5 in cats?

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Posted by: Chill | 2009/08/16

Trust your vet, and use your noggin. Hardly any drugs have absolutely no side effects. Would you rather your dog died of heart failure? It' s a question of priorities!

Besides - side effects as listed by manufacturers aren' t guaranteed, they are merely possible.

Report any worrying signs to your vet - it' s quite common to treat any side effects that do manifest themselves with other meds - or to change the dosage/combinations of drugs to minimise these.

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