Enalapril 2.5mg (per tablet)

Enalapril 2.5mg (per tablet)
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Enalapril is used to treat and prevent heart failure and high blood pressure. It decreases the formation of compounds and hormones that constrict blood vessels in animals with heart and vascular disease. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-inhibitors). ACE-inhibitors are classified as vasodilators because of their relaxing effect on blood vessels. ACE-inhibitors also reduce concentrations of harmful chemicals and hormones that injure the heart muscle in animals with heart failure.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Helps the heart beat more efficiently
  • Prevents fluid buildup in the lungs
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Improves ability to tolerate exercise

How it works

Enalapril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. It works by blocking an enzyme in the body that is needed to produce a substance that causes blood vessels to tighten. As a result, the blood vessels relax. This lowers blood pressure and increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart.

Storage:

Store in a cool dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

Allow plenty of water for the pet to drink. Enalapril may be given with or without food. Periodic liver and kidney function testing may be required by your veterinarian.
  • Enalapril is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of drugs called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. It is FDA approved for use in dogs only, however it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe enalapril for cats as well.
  • Enalapril is used to treat mild, moderate, or severe heart failure and high blood pressure and is usually used in combination with other medications.
  • Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or if you plan on breeding your pet. Enalapril could cause birth defects.
Pet Weight Dosage
Dogs All weights Usual dosage is 0.25mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily or as directed by veterinarian
Cats All weights Usual dosage is 0.1-0.25mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily or as directed by veterinarian

Cautions

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to enalapril. Notify your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to this medication or any other ACE-inhibitor, such as benazepril, captopril, and lisinopril. This drug may relax blood vessels, causing animals to become weak due to low pressure. It may interact with some other medications. Inform your veterinarian of any and all medications your pet may be taking, especially furosemide tablets (Lasix), spironolactone, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. In the case of a missed dose, give it as soon as you remember or wait until it is time to give the next dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

Possible Side Effects

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop using this Enalapril and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; or hives). Call your veterinarian if your pet develops any of these serious side effects; fainting; urinating more or less than usual, or not at all; fever, chills; easy bruising, or bleeding; swelling, rapid weight gain. Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use Enalapril, but speak to your veterinarian if your pet experiences; cough; loss of appetite; dizziness, drowsiness; sleep problems; dry mouth; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; mild itching or skin rash. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.