Fortekor 20mg tablets for dogs are a flavoured light brown tablet which is used to treat canine congestive heart failure in larger dogs over 20kgs. Each beige tablet contains 20mg of benazepril hydrochloride and is scored on both sides to help split them if the dose rate requires that they are split.
Fortekor works by decreasing the blood pressure and volume load on your dog's heart by reducing the constriction of both arteries and veins. By cutting down this pressure the heart is able to function better to provide oxygen to the internal organs of your dog.
Fortekor 20mg tablets are also palatable to help aid administration although they can be given with food unless you are advised otherwise by your veterinary surgeon. Fortekor Flavour 20mg tablets are flavoured and are taken voluntarily by most dogs.
It is usually recommended that Fortekor is given orally once daily, with or without food. The duration of treatment is unlimited but should be given as recommended by your Veterinary Surgeon.
Fortekor Flavoured tablets are also available as 2.5mg and 5mg tablets to suit smaller breeds of dog.
Fortekor is often given alongside products such as Vetmedin, Frusemide and Prilactone. These products can be found in our Heart & Respiratory section on our website.
Fortekor is also available as Fortekor Plus Tablets which contain Pimobendan (the active ingredient in Vetmedin).
Non-Prescription supplements can also be beneficial to animals with cardiovascular health and inflammatory disease. Products such as Gomega Liquid are often recommended.
Special Instructions & Dose
This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Shelf-life of tablet halves: 2 days. Each time an unused half tablet is stored, it should be returned to the open blister space, inserted back into the cardboard box and kept in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children.
Care should be taken if Fortekor 20mg tablets are being given in conjunction with any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
Do not use in cases of hypotension, hypovolaemia, hyponatraemia or acute renal failure.
Do not use in cases of cardiac output failure due to aortic or pulmonary stenosis.
Do not use in pregnancy or lactation.
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