Many dogs with heart disease are also on Frusemide
, which can also have a negative impact upon kidney function, particularly when used in combination with licensed pain killers.
He was killed by heart failure just six days after doctors stopped giving him the drug Frusemide
. Because the doctor left the hospital soon afterwards, bosses could not tell whether he deliberately withdrew the drug or it was missed off the chart when it was copied up.
The survey shows most of the health facilities visited had no stocks of the Frusemide
injection, a medicine used in the treatment of heart failure, hypertension and kidney failure, as well as for patients suffering excess body fluids.
Winning pointer Zelkova Island, successful last month at the North Down Foxhounds meeting at Kirkistown, was another horse to be thrown out after frusemide
was detected in a sample.
He did not update records, and completely failed to give her Frusemide
, a diuretic prescribed for her, the court heard.
Patients may well worry about suddenly finding their "frusemide
" has turned into "furosemide" and they may wonder whether the "levothyroxine" is the same as the "thyroxine" they had last time.
, a loop diuretic is normally administered to relieve fluid retentions.
The patient responded rapidly to treatment with saline infusion, frusemide
and 8.5% calcium gluconate.
He also has an enlarged heart and is taking frusemide
IN DEMAND Top 10 drugs in Scotland by volume: Aspirin (arthritis, heart problems) 2398 Bendrofluazide (high blood pressure) 1869 Salbutamol (asthma, bronchitis) 1750 Atenolol (heart problems) 1748 Co-codamol (painkiller) 1696 Thyroxine sodium (thyroid problems) 1395 Co-proxamol (painkiller) 1314 Amoxycillin (anti-biotic) 1292 Frusemide
(lung,liver, kidney disorders) 1115 Lansoprazole (stomach ulcers) 1016
A urine sample from the amateur jump jockey provided at Cheltenham on October 30 last year was found to contain frusemide
, which is a diuretic and a banned substance.
The government-backed UK Sport agency revealed an unnamed jockey had failed a drugs test for Frusemide