NAME OF THE MOLECULE:
It belongs to the class of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors. It is therefore a vasodilator, that is to say that it increases the caliber of the blood vessels in order to facilitate the blood flow. It also works to protect the kidneys and reduce the amount of protein lost in the urine.
It is used to treat cardiac disease, particularly with mitral regurgitation and kidney disease, such as idiopathic glomerulonephritis and chronic renal failure. In cats, this product is also used in the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Do not use, unless advised by your veterinarian, if your pet is allergic to another converting enzyme inhibitor, if he suffers from renal failure, a blood anomaly, cerebrovascular insufficiency, collagen vascular disease, coronary insufficiency, abnormal levels of sodium in the blood or congestive heart failure.
It is possible to observe a loss of appetite, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, hypotension, reduced activity, renal dysfunction or an abnormal increase in blood potassium levels. Rarely, your pet may experience an auto-immune reaction in the form of itching and a reduction of white blood cells. If your animal presents any serious adverse side effects, that worsen or persist, contact your veterinarian immediately.
It is important to observe weather the condition of your pet improves and if he presents any side effects. It is also strongly recommended to do a follow up with your veterinarian to evaluate the functioning of the kidneys, the blood pressure and blood cells.
INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEDICATION:
Do not use enalapril maleate, unless recommended by a veterinarian, if your pet takes a hypotensive agent, an antidiabetic agent, a non-steroid anti-inflammatory, a diuretic, lithium or a potassium supplement.
Keep at room temperature. Excess heat or cold are to be avoided. This medication should be protected from light and humidity.
Enacard may be given with or without food. Do not stop this medication abruptly and do not reduce the dose without first consulting a veterinarian. Respect the expiration date of the product because an expired product may be less effective or potentially dangerous for the health of your pet. *Keep out of the reach of children and animals.*