What is Benazepril Compounded?
Benazepril is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats for the treatment of heart failure, high blood pressure, and some forms of kidney disease. Benazepril is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Benazepril requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Dogs and Cats
- Treats heart failure, high blood pressure, and some forms of kidney disease in dogs and cats
- Dilates the veins and decreases fluid retention
How does Benazepril work?
Benazepril is an ACE inhibitor used to dilate blood vessels in the treatment of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and some types of kidney disease in dogs and cats.
Do not stop giving this medication without your veterinarian's approval. A missed dose can result in a sudden rise in blood pressure.
Benazepril Compounded Directions:
- The below dosage amounts are recommendations only. Always follow the amount prescribed by your veterinarian.
Benazepril can be given with or without food.
Benazepril Compounded Dosage:
|All weights||0.1-0.45 mg/lb once a day|
|All weights||0.1-0.2 mg/lb 1-2 times a day|
|Horses||Do not use!|
Store in a tightly sealed container at room temperature, away from excess moisture or heat.
What is a Compounded Medication?
A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).
If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.