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Enalapril® (Enacard®, Vasotec®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith
Heart & Blood Pressure
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Enalapril is in the class of drugs called ACE inhibitors. It dilates the veins and decreases fluid retention. It is used in the treatment of heart failure, dilated cardiomyopathy, and high blood pressure. It is also sometimes used in the treatment of some types of chronic renal failure. It is often given in combination with other medications such as furosemide (Lasix, Salix). Periodic laboratory tests are recommended during treatment. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences weakness or depression while being treated with enalapril.


Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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