Lisinopril is used in dogs and cats for the treatment of heart failure, high blood pressure, certain types of heart valve disease and some forms of kidney disease. Lisinopril 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 catsAdd this item to your cart:
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Dosage and Administration:
It is important to follow your Veterinarian's prescription instructions for your pet. Dogs/Puppies: All weights 0.2 mg/lb 1-2 times a day
Cats/Kittens: All weights 0.1-0.2 mg/lb once a day
Lisinopril may be given with or without food.
Do not stop giving this medication without your veterinarian's approval. A missed dose can result in a sudden rise in blood pressure.
Lisinopril should not be used in animals allergic to it or other ACE inhibitors. Use lisinopril with caution in animals with liver disease. Do not use in pregnant females. Lisinopril may be used in nursing animals. Use with caution in animals with very low blood sodium levels.
Possible Side Effects:
For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving lisinopril and seek emergency veterinary medical attention an allergic reaction difficulty breathing swelling of the lips tongue or face hives. Side effects are rare but may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. Lisinopril could cause low blood pressure or kidney dysfunction indicated by increased thirst and/or changes in urination. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Notify your veterinarian if your pet is being given azathioprine, COX 2 inhibitors Deramaxx or Previcox, cyclosporine Atopica, diuretics furosemide, Salix, beta blockers atenolol, and other blood pressure medications, insulin, NSAIDS Rimadyl or Novox, Potassium salts, aspirin Vetrin, and sulfonamides SMZ/TMP. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with lisinopril. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.