Furosemide (Lasix) is a diuretic and helps remove excess water present in the tissues. It is given to poultry for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, fluid build-up in tissues or celoem, and renal disease.
Caution. Overdose can cause severe dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Toxic reactions often fatal, following onset of neurological signs.