What is Benefortin?
Benefortin are brownish oval tablets manufactured by Boehringer Ingleheim. Each Benefortin tablet contains either 2.5mg, 5mg or 20 mg benazepril hydrochloride.
How does Benefortin work?
After oral administration Benefortin is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and hydrolysed into benazeprilat a highly specific and potent inhibitor of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE). Benazeprilat produces significant inhibition of plasma ACE activity for more than 24 hours after a single dose in both dogs and cats. Inhibition of ACE leads to a reduced conversion of...