Description

Benazepril is a prodrug which, after hydrolysis to the active substance benazeprilat, inhibits the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and so blocks the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II. This reduces all the effects mediated by angiotensin II – i.e. vasoconstriction and production of aldosterone, which promotes the reabsorption of sodium and water in the renal tubules – and elevates cardiac output.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Benazepril
C Cardiovascular system → C09 Agents acting on the renin-angiotensin system → C09A ACE inhibitors, plain → C09AA ACE inhibitors, plain