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Benazepril HCl (Generic) Tablets

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Benazepril HCI is a prescription medication used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure and some forms of kidney disease. It helps by blocking a natural enzyme called angiotensin, which is normally part of a reaction in the body that causes the blood vessels to narrow. When medication blocks this enzyme, it allows blood vessels to relax and dilate, which may lower blood pressure. Customers may receive this uncoated tablet under the names Fortekor, Lotensin.


Benazepril hydrochloride tablets (USP certified) are indicated for the treatment of hypertension. Benazepril hydrochloride tablets may be used alone or in combination with thiazide diuretics.

Possible Side Effects

Signs of a potential allergic reaction to this medication may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Drug & Food Interactions

Benazepril hydrochloride tablets are contraindicated in pets who are hypersensitive to this medication or to any other ACE inhibitor. Benazepril hydrochloride tablets are also contraindicated in pets with a history of angioedema with or without previous ACE inhibitor treatment.


Do not use this medication if allergic to ACE inhibitors. Pets with low blood sodium levels should take Benazepril with caution. Pets with lupus or other blood dyscrasias should not take this medication. Always speak with a veterinarian before starting any new treatment.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

NOTE: For Generic Medications, picture displayed may not depict actual product. Generic medications may vary from one order to the next by size, color and shape depending on manufacturer.

  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Fortekor, Lotensin
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Generic Name
    Benazepril Hydrochloride
  • Administration Form
  • Product Form
  • Health Condition
    High Blood Pressure, Congestive Heart Failure, Kidney Disease
  • Drug Type


Recommended Dosage

Give this medication by mouth according to your veterinarian's instructions. Do not stop giving this medication suddenly unless instructed by a professional.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures from 68° - 77°F.


What is Benazepril?

Benazepril is a generic alternative to Lotensin. This is an ACE inhibitor that is given by mouth in order to control your pets symptoms that are caused by heart disease, high blood pressure, and some types of kidney disease.

What are the benefits of Benazepril?

Safe and effective generic alternative. Can open up (dilate) veins and decrease fluid retention. Works to helps control the symptoms that occur with heart failure, high blood pressure, and some types of kidney disease.

How is this medication given?

Give tablets by mouth with or without food exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not stop giving this medication suddenly unless instructed to do so by your veterinarian.

If you are not sure how to use Benazepril correctly, call your veterinarian.

How does this medication work?

Benazepril is an angiotensin-converting enzyme(ACE) inhibitor that blocks the enzyme angiotensin. Blocking angiotensin dilates blood vessels and helps to improve symptoms associated with heart disease, high blood pressure, and some types of kidney disease.

What results can I expect?

Benazepril is not a cure but it does help to control the symptoms associated with heart and kidney disease so that your pet can feel better. It may take several weeks before you notice positive changes in your pet.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    very pleased

    By catlady on Feb 24, 2021

    Same exact pills that I got from my vet or my pharmacy but much cheaper through Chewy. My cat has to have half a pill every day and these are easy to cut with pill splitter.

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    Large PILL

    By Rico on Sep 30, 2019

    Received same medication been using, but Chewy pill is at least five times bigger pill than the little pill my LITTLE dog has been taking. Very hard to get him to take in even mixed with food/treats. Apparently different manufactures.

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