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Benazepril

Description

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Composition

Each tablet contains

Benazepril hydrochloride 2.5mg

 

Characteristics

Benazepril hydrochloride is a prodrug hydrolysed in vivo to its active metabolite, benazeprilat. Benazeprilat is a highly potent and selective inhibitor of ACE, thus preventing the conversion of inactive angiotensin I to active angiotensin II and thereby also reducing synthesis of aldosterone. Therefore, it blocks effects mediated by angiotensin II and aldosterone, including vasoconstriction of both arteries and veins, retention of sodium and water by the kidney and remodelling effects (including pathological cardiac hypertrophy and degenerative renal changes).

 

Indications

Dogs:        treatment of congestive heart failure

Cats:         Reduction of proteinuria associated with chronic kidney disease.