Benazepril Hydrochloride (Generic to Lotensin)
Many pets are susceptible to congestive heart failure and other heart conditions. But with the right treatment, your pet may be able to perform more high impact activities and live a more active life. Benazepril Hydrochloride is an ACE Inhibitor used to treat heart and vascular disease in dogs. Benazepril works as an inhibitor to the overproduction of the hormone angiotensin, which causes blood vessels to constrict. The drug also dilates and relaxes blood vessels, enabling easier blood flow through vessels.
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.
Benzeapril is the Generic Alternative to Lotensin.
Side Effects & Warnings
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.
More Information & Links
Medication Guide: Using Benazepril Hydrochloride – Pet Heart Med
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