Question by  AllisonW (20)

Is theophylline and lasix safe for dogs?


Answer by  Gizzy38 (140)

I hate to use the phrase "ask your doctor,' but before giving any medicine you should call your veterinarian. While Asprin, Benadryl, and Robitussin Dm are safe for dogs, Tylenol is totally unsafe and if taken vomiting must be induced.


Answer by  zombieguy (986)

Both theophylline and lasix can be prescribed by your vet for dogs, and are often prescribed for treating respiratory ailments and heart conditions. In human doses, however, they would likely be harmful and potentially fatal, so contact your veterinarian if your dog has ingested a human dose of both or either of these drugs.


Answer by  Geez (224)

These drugs are safe if used under the care of a vet. Theophylline is used for treating pneumonia. Lasix is used to treat heart disease. Both drugs should not be used for long durations.


Answer by  wjgsert (403)

Theophylline and Lasix are both drugs that are prescribed by veterinarians for dogs. They are safe only as prescribed. Human doses of these drugs can be dangerous or even fatal to your pet.


Answer by  JulieL (12)

The pet version of Lasix is called Furosemide. Fursemide and theophylline are safe if prescribed by the veterinarian but have side effects.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

As with all medication (for humans as well as dogs), there are always side effects and risks involved. It's just a matter of weighing out all of the risks.


Answer by  lpfirman (403)

Lasix is indeed safe for dogs. I believe theophylline is as well, but you should consult your vet in regards to this, particularly the dosing as it can increase bloodpressure.


Answer by  gbella (216)

Both these drugs are used in veterinary medicine but they should be used under the care of a vet. Theophylline is a bronchodilator and is used in animals with bad pneumonia. This is not a drug that should be used for a long time. Lasix is used to treat heart disease and should be montitored closely.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

As far as I know Lasix is very unsafe for dogs but call your vet they will be able to tell you right away.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The only prescription medications your dog should take are the ones specifically indicated for him by the veterinarian. A veterinarian will not prescribe medications that are not safe.


Answer by  Ashley68 (404)

Theophylline is often prescribed to dogs as Theo-Dur and is used to relax the muscles and allow the airways to open up. Lasix is used to allow the dog's heart to continue to function properly, as well as assist the dog in urinating. Both drugs are safe, but are only prescribed by a vet.

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