Enalapril is used to treat heart conditions, such as congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.

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Enalapril Basics

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.

Enalapril requires a prescription from your veterinarian. It comes in the following strengths: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg.

Enalapril Directions

Give as directed by your veterinarian, and always follow the instructions printed on the prescription label. Allow your pet access to plenty of water while administering this drug. Complete the entire prescription, even if your pet seems to be improving, unless instructed otherwise by your veterinarian. Store at room temperature.

Enalapril Warnings

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.

Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects

Allergic reactions and serious side effects are rare, but in the case of an allergic reaction or a serious side effect, seek veterinary attention immediately. Some common signs of allergic reactions and serious side effects are facial swelling, breathing difficulties, fainting, fever, unusual bruising or bleeding, or rapid weight gain.

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

2.5 mg, 5mg, 10mg, 20mg