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Fortekor tablets are indicated for the treatment of heart failure in dogs and chronic renal insufficiency in cats.
The active ingredient of Fortekor is Benazepril. Fortekor is available in 2.5mg, 5mg and 20mg Tablets Fortekor reduces the constriction of both arteries and veins (and so lowers blood pressure and improves kidney function), reduces the retention of sodium and water by the kidney (something that contributes to the signs of heart failure) and helps to prevent some of the changes that occur to the anatomy of the heart in cases of heart failure.
In Dogs with Heart Failure, Fortekor reduces the blood pressure and volume load on the heart. Fortekor produces an extension of the life span and also improves clinical signs, notably reduction in coughing, and improvement to the quality of life.
In Cats with Chronic Renal Insufficiency Fortekor reduces the protein loss in urine and reduces systemic and intraglomerular blood pressure. Fortekor increases the appetite, quality of life and survival time of the cats, particularly in advanced disease.
Fortekor should be given orally once daily, with or without food. The duration of treatment is unlimited. The dose of Fortekor may be doubled, still administered once daily, if judged clinically necessary and advised by the veterinary surgeon.