Drug interactions are probably more common than veterinarians think !
Many clinical conditions require the administration of more than one drug simultaneously and, in general, interactions are rarely recognized or reported. However, clinicians should be diligent and need to keep up to date with developments in this area. It is particularly important to know if an interaction is listed on the data sheet of a drug that is to be used concurrently with another.
Diuretics are widely used in the management a myriad of conditions from heart failure to head injuries. They are frequently used in combination with other drugs and particular care is needed if they are used with the following drugs, as interactions are reported on data sheets :
Other drugs in common use and with which a potential interaction may occur with diuretics are :
Other, less frequently prescribed drugs that interact with diuretics include : Acetazolamide, Aspirin, Calcium salts, Chlorpropamide, Glipizide, Glibenclamide, Lidocaine, Oestrogens, , Quinidine and Tolbutamide.
If you have seen a case of a suspected drug interaction with diuretics Provet would like to hear from YOU. firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated January 2016