Enalapril Help improve your pet’s quality of life if he/she suffers from heart failure or high blood pressure by using Enalapril!
What is Enalapril? an oral medication that helps to manage the symptoms associated with heart failure (mild, moderate, and severe) , hypertension (high blood pressure), and some other heart conditions.
What are the benefits of Enalapril?
- Helps to relieve clinical symptoms of heart failure and hypertension.
- Can help to treat other cardiac diseases such as cardiomyopathy.
- Assists in the management of kidney (renal) failure.
- Can see improvement in your pet in as early as 2 weeks.
Enalapril can be given to dogs and cats. How is this medication given?
Give Enalapril exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Your pet’s dosage is generally based on his/her body weight.
This medication is given by mouth and can be given with or without food. Never stop giving Enalapril suddenly unless your veterinarian instructs you to. Always speak to your veterinarian if you have questions about how to give this medication. How does this medication work?
Enalapril is classified as an ACE inhibitor. This type of medication blocks the enzyme constricts blood vessels in the body. As a result of this medication, blood vessels dilate and relax which lowers blood pressure and increases blood and oxygen delivery to the heart. What results can I expect?
Enalapril does not cure heart and kidney disease but it does relieve related symptoms which improves your pet’s quality of life.
Results may not be immediate and it can take several weeks to see improvement. What form(s) does Enalapril come in?
tablets. Generic Name:
Enalapril (Common Drug Name)Common Brand Name:
Enacard Dose and Administration:
Enalapril is given by mouth with or without food. Follow your veterinarian’s exact instructions.
Do not stop this medication or change your pet’s dosage without consulting with your veterinarian.
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you remember but do not give 2 doses at once.
Only give Enalapril to the pet it has been prescribed for. Uses:
Enalapril manages symptoms associated with hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, kidney disease, and other types of heart diseases. Possible Side Effects:
Decreased appetite, stomach upset, lethargy, and ataxia (incoordination) may occur from using Enalapril.
Hypotension (low blood pressure) can also occur. Signs of low blood pressure include weakness/collapse, other kidney problems, increased drinking/urination, slowed heart rate, and a weak pulse.
Some pets can be truly allergic to Enalapril.
Other side effects are possible. Contact your veterinarian at once if your pet is acting ill in any way after taking Enalapril. Drug and Food Interactions:
Always tell your veterinarian about all medications and supplements your pet is taking before using Enalapril.
Interactions are possible when Enalapril is used along with vasodilators or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
The dosage of diuretic medication such as furosemide may need to be altered when it is given with Enalapril.
Other drug interactions may occur. Precautions:
Enalapril should not be given to pets who are allergic to ACE inhibitors.
Pregnant or nursing females should not take Enalapril.
Use this medication with caution in pets with kidney disease. Storage:
Store at room temperature out of reach from children and pets. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Enalapril.