Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Enalapril

Contributor(s): Mark Rishniw, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Enalapril.

Class of drug

Description

Chemical name

  • (S)-1-[N(1-(ethoxycarbonyl)-3-phenylpropyl]-L-alanyl]-L-proline, (Z)-2-buteedioate.

Molecular formula

  • C20H28N2O5.C4H4O4.

Molecular weight

  • 493.

Physical properties

  • White crystalline powder.

Storage requirements

  • Room temperature.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Potassium-sparing diuretics, and potassium supplementation

Diuretics or vasodilators

  • May cause hypotension.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Davidson G (1999) Enalapril Maleate. Comp Cont Educ Pract Vet 21(12), 1118-1121.
  • Rush J E, Freeman L M, Brown D J & Smith F W K Jr (1998) The use of enalpril in the treatment of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. JAAHA 34(1), 38-41.
  • Sanders N, Hamlin R, Buffington T, Blaisdell J (1992) Effects of enalpril on healthy cats. JVIM 6(2), 139.

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. 
  • Plumb D C (1999) Veterinary Drug Handbook. 3rd edn, Iowa State University Press.

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