About Benazepril Hydrochloride, the Generic to Lotensin
Benazepril Hydrochloride, generic to Lotensin, arms you against your pet's congestive heart failure and hypertension. Many pets are susceptible to congestive heart failure and other heart conditions, but with the right treatment, your pet may be able to perform high impact activities again and live a more active life in general.
Benazepril Hydrochloride is an ACE Inhibitor used to treat heart and vascular disease in dogs and cats. Working as an inhibitor to the overproduction of the hormone angiotensin, Benazepril causes blood vessels to constrict, while simultaneously dilating and relaxing blood vessels, allowing for easier blood flow.
Benzaepril works as an inhibitor of the hormone angiotensin I, which, in the conversion to angiotensin II, causes blood vessels to constrict, resulting in high blood pressure, and decreased blood flow to organs. Benazepril Hydrochloride slows down the increased formation of these hormones, and also works to relax blood vessels. The result is an enhancement of flow through blood vessels.
Key Benefits of Benazepril Hydrochloride
- Helps to lower blood pressure
- Decreases fluid retention and enhances blood flow
- Safe for use in dogs and cats
Who's Benazepril Hydrochloride For?
Dogs and cats with high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and some kidney conditions.
How Does Benazepril Hydrochloride Work?
Benzaepril works as an inhibitor of the hormone angiotensin I, which in the conversion to angiotensin II, causes blood vessels to constrict, high blood pressure, and decreased blood flow to organs. Benazepril Hydrochloride slows down the increased formation of these hormones, and also works to relax blood vessels. The result is an enhancement of flow through blood vessels.
Benazepril Hydrochloride Ingredients
The active ingredient of this drug is Benazepril Hydrochloride. Inactive ingredients include colloidal silico dioxide, crospovidone, hydrogenated castor oil, hypromellose, iron oxides, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, and polysorbate 80.
Side Effects and Warnings
This drug is not recommended for pets with severe liver disease, lupus, blood abnormalities, a history of cardiac output failure, or pets with low sodium levels. Use with caution in pregnant or nursing pets, and if your pet has had an allergic reaction to ACE inhibitors.
Common side effects include loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, collapse, increased thirst, changes in urination, slow heart rate, and weak pulse. Contact your vet if side effects occur.
Possible drug interactions include spironolactone, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, diuretics, and vasodilators.
Benazepril Hydrochloride Directions
Benazepril Hydrochloride is a prescription drug, and should be dosed by your veterinarian. Administer once per day or as instructed by your vet. This drug works most effectively on an empty stomach. Consult your veterinarian when stopping use.
Read the medication guide for Benazepril Hydrochloride (Generic to Lotensin) here.