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- Product Description
- Safety Information
- Side Effects
- Additional Information
Enalapril is used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure, and some forms of kidney disease in dogs and cats.
- Helps the heart perform more efficiently by opening up blood vessels and decreasing fluid retention in the body
- Protects the kidneys from certain diseases that affect them
Consult with your veterinarian for proper dosage and course of treatment.
If your animal is to be bred, pregnant, or nursing, talk to your veterinarian about the risks of using this drug. Enalapril has caused birth defects in humans and laboratory animals.
Do not use if your pet has had an allergic or severe reaction to it or other drugs like it (ACE Inhibitors).
Should not be used with certain heart conditions (eg, aortic stenosis, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy).
This drug should be used with caustion in patients that are dehydrated. If your animal is dehydrated, the drug may cause toxicity. Be sure your animal has plenty of clean drinking water available.
Use with caution in patients with severe liver or kidney damage. This drug must be converted to its active form by the liver. If your animal has severe liver disease, this drug may not be effective. Enalapril is eliminated from the body by the kidneys. If your animal has serious kidney disease, your veterinarian will probably lower the dose of enalapril.
Food and Drug Interactions
Other drugs can interact with this medication, so tell your veterinarian andpharmacist what medications (including vitamins, supplements, or herbal therapies) you give your animal, including the amount andtime you give each.
There are no specific precautions required when handling this medication unless you are allergic to it. Wash your hands after handling any medication. Keep out of reach of children.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects can include vomiting, diarrhea, or a lack of appetite.
When beginning enalapril, your animal may show a lack of energy. This effect usually gets better after some time.
Weakness, collapse, fever, and/or rash can occur, but are rare.
A dry persistent cough is a common side effect in humans but is rare in animals.
Contact your veterinarian if you believe your pet is experiencing side effects.
Store below 30°C (86°F) and avoid transient temperatures above 50°C (122°F). Keep container tightly closed. Protect from moisture.