What is the Benazepril Hydrochloride Oral Suspension for Dogs and Cats?
- Benazepril is a prescription medication that lowers blood pressure by helping relax veins and arteries.
- High blood pressure makes the heart work harder. This can cause damage to the heart and arteries. Over time, this can cause damage or malfunctioning of the brain, heart, and kidneys.
- The oral suspension is a liquid, flavored medication that may be easier to give to dogs and cats that will not take tablets.
Why do cats and dogs use Benazepril?
- Benazepril Hydrochloride (Benazepril HCl) may be prescribed to treat high blood pressure, as a vasodilator for treating heart failure, or as additional treatment for chronic kidney failure.
What else should I know about Benazepril?
- Treats high blood pressure.
- Well-tolerated by most pets.
- Your dog or cat may need regular blood presssure checks and lab tests will taking Benazepril.
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- The suspension is oil-based and should be stored at room temperature. Do not store in the refrigerator.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Benazepril?
- Benazepril HCl has few side effects.
- The most common side effects include some stomach upset, lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea.
- Notify your veterinarian if vomiting or diarrhea persists or is severe.
- Notify your veterinarian if your pet is extremely tired or appears dizzy (uncoordinated).
- Other side effects may occur. Contact your veterinarian if you notice anything unusual.
How do you use Benazepril?
- Give Benazepril by mouth as directed by your veterinarian.
- Do not stop giving Benazepril or reduce the dosage without talking to your veterinarian.
- Shake the suspension well before use.
What is in Benazepril?
- Benazepril Hydrochloride (Benazepril HCl) is a second-generation angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitor.
- ACE inhibitors prevent the body from making an enzyme that narrows blood vessels.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- The Benazepril Oral Suspension is a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Benazepril?
- Dogs and cats may use Benazepril for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
Who makes the Benazepril Oral Suspension?
- The Benazepril Oral Suspension is hand-made in our pharmacy.
- There is a minimum charge of $49.99.
- Shelf-life limits orders to an 80-day supply.
- There is a minimum amount of 15 mL per order.
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Q & A
What is the liquid equivalent to 5 mg Benazepril?
Benazepril is available in a 5mg/ml oral suspension compounded by our pharmacy.Verified Answer
My dog was prescribed Amlodipine 5mg, dosage 1/2 tablet twice a day. Is this oral suspension at 2.5ml twice a day the equivalent? Is it for dogs as well as cats or cats only? Also, is there another flavor besides tuna since this is for a dog, not a cat??
If your dog was prescribed amlodipine 5mg, ½ tablet would be equivalent to 2.5mg. Currently, our pharmacy offers a compounded amlodipine suspension. The amlodipine suspension is chicken flavored and is available in 0.625mg, 0.7mg, and 1.25mg strengths. This medication, benazepril, is a different medication that is not equivalent to amlodipine. Please consult with your veterinarian with any further questions or concerns regarding this medication in your dog.Verified Answer
I'm having a hard time splitting the 5mg tablet into 4 equal parts (the prescribed dose). Can I substitute with either the 2.5mg or 1.25mg suspension (and then adjust the amount) so that it's easier to administer to my dog??
Changing from the 5mg tablet to the 2.5mg tablet or the oral suspension would require a new prescription authorization from your vet. Splitting a tablet in half or carefully measuring an oral suspension versus trying to quarter a tablet would increase the likelihood that your pet receives the proper amount of the medication with each dose. Speak with your veterinarian about your concern to achieve the best possible outcome for your pet. Let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
our cat has recently been taking benazepril suspension prescribed by our vet. it is supposed to be refrigerated.the label does not indicate the dosage...but is for heart issues. what if you leave this drug out of the refrigerator over night at room temp???
CLANC13, It's best to contact the pharmacy where you purchased this drug, or the manufacturer or this medication, to ask about refrigeration. Every product is a little different and has different storage requirements. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer