Benazepril is used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure in dogs and cats.

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Benazepril Basics

Benazepril treats, and sometimes even prevents, heart failure, high blood pressure, and kidney failure. It belongs to a class of drugs known as angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, or ACE-inhibitors. ACE-inhibitors are classified as vasodilators because of their relaxing effect on blood vessels. They reduce concentrations of harmful chemicals and hormones that injure the heart muscle in animals with heart failure.

Benazepril requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It is available in three different strengths: 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg.

Benazepril Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label.  Complete the prescription unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, the response to the medication, and the development of any adverse effects. Allow your pet access to plenty of water while giving this medication.

Store Benazepril medication at room temperature.

Benazepril Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Use with caution if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Do not use in animals with a known hypersensitivity to Benazepril. Notify your veterinarian if your pet has ever had an allergic reaction to this medication or any other ACE-inhibitor, such as enalapril, captopril, or lisinopril. This medication may relax blood vessels, causing animals to become weak due to low blood pressure. In addition, it may interact with other medications including furosemide, spironolactone, other vasodilators, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).  At higher doses, Benazepril can affect the blood supply to the kidneys leading to kidney failure. Therefore, kidney values should be monitored closely throughout treatment. Finally, if you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while giving this medication, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Adverse Reactions and Serious Side Effects

Adverse reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious reaction, seek immediate veterinary attention. Some common signs of adverse reactions or serious side effects are fainting, fever, pale gums, cold limbs, diarrhea, or shock.

If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information

Prescription Strength

5mg, 10mg, 20mg