Enalapril is used to treat minor to severe heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, or high blood pressure. It may also be used to treat chronic kidney failure. It lowers blood pressure, lowers the stress on the heart, and reduces fluid build-up in the lungs. It is often givev with Furosemide or Digoxin. Enalapril decreases the formation of compounds and hormones that constrict blood vessels in animals with heart and vascular disease. Enalapril requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold by the tablet.
Cats and Dogs
Do not give your pet potassium supplements unless directed by your veterinarian. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney or liver disease; heart disease or congestive heart failure; diabetes; lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant, lactating, or if you intend to breed your pet. Enalapril should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug. Enalapril may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with enalapril. Such drugs include furosemide, spironolactone and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Enalapril may relax blood vessels to such a degree that some animals become weak due to low blood pressure.
Give the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.
If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop using this Enalapril and seek emergency veterinary care; 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. 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.
Store this medication at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
Enalapril is given with other drugs such as Digoxin or Furosemide, especially in dogs or cats undergoing treatment for heart failure or severe high blood pressure. In these situations, a lower initial dose may be prescribed to allow the pet time to get used to the new medication. The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects. Be certain to complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your pet feels better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse. Allow plenty of water for the pet to drink. Enalapril may be given with or without food.
|All weights||Usual dosage is 0.25mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily or as directed by veterinarian|
|All weights||Usual dosage is 0.1-0.25mg per pound of pet's body weight once daily or as directed by veterinarian|
|Do not use!|
Enalapril 2.5 mg Tablets:
|Enalapril Maleate||2.5 mg|
Enalapril 5 mg Tablets:
|Enalapril Maleate||5 mg|
Enalapril 10 mg Tablets:
|Enalapril Maleate||10 mg|
Enalapril 20 mg Tablets:
|Enalapril Maleate||20 mg|