Lasix Now SALIX For Veterinary Purposes

The name has changed, but the drug has not.

Lasix is now SALIX in the veterinary industry. When Intervet acquired Hoechst Roussel Vet in November 1999, Intervet agreed that Aventis Pharmaceuticals would retain Lasix as the registered trademark for the human drug. So the veterinary furosemide product has become SALIX.

Lasix, introduced in 1967 to veterinary practitioners, was the first or "pioneer" furosemide product. Renamed as SALIX, the product will be produced using the original formulation that veterinarians have prescribed for more than 30 years.

SALIX will be uniformly manufactured in the same FDA-approved facilities, using the identical production outlines and raw materials.