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Fortekor Tablets - 2.5mg

Fortekor Tablets - 2.5mg
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FORTEKOR Tablets 2.5mg are indicated for the treatment of heart failure in dogs and chronic renal insufficiency in cats. The active ingredient is benazepril.  After oral administration,... Read more

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FORTEKOR Tablets 2.5mg are indicated for the treatment of heart failure in dogs and chronic renal insufficiency in cats. The active ingredient is benazepril. 

After oral administration, benazepril is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and hydrolysed into benazeprilat, a highly specific and potent inhibitor of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE).  

FORTEKOR Tablets 2.5mg produces significant inhibition of plasma ACE activity for more than 24 hours after a single dose in cats and dogs. Inhibition of ACE leads to reduced conversion of inactive angiotensin I into angiotensin II and therefore reduction in the effects mediated by angiotensin II, including vasoconstriction of both arteries and veins, retention of sodium and water by the kidney and remodelling effects (including pathological cardiac hypertrophy and degenerative renal changes).

In dogs with heart failure, FORTEKOR Tablets 2.5mg lowers the blood pressure and volume loading on the heart. FORTEKOR Tablets 2.5mg leads to a significant extension of the life span of dogs with heart failure and also improves clinical signs, notably reduction in coughing and improvement of the quality of life.

In contrast with other ACE inhibitors, benazeprilat is excreted equally by both biliary and urinary routes in dogs and primarily via the biliary route in cats and therefore no adjustment of the dose of FORTEKOR Tablets 2.5mg is necessary in the treatment of cats with renal insufficiency.

In cats with chronic renal insufficiency, Fortekor reduces the protein loss in urine and lowers the systemic and intraglomerular blood pressure. Reduction in glomerular hypertension retards the progression of kidney disease by inhibition of further damage to the kidneys. Fortekor increases the appetite, quality of life and the survival time of the cats, particularly in advanced disease.

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  • excellent
    I have always had an excellent service from petmeds and saved a great deal of money on my cats medication.
    C Clarke - March 14, 2017
  • prescription tablets
    A lot cheaper than the vets but beware. Delivery is not fast.
    Lottielou - August 19, 2015
  • The product helps keep our cat alive
    This product was recommended by our vet for our cat that has kidney disease. He hated the specialist food available on the market but has now been taking Fortekor and a paste(Renalzin)which we also purchase from this website, in his ordinary food for two years.It literally keeps him alive.
    catlover15 - May 19, 2015
  • treats
    my cat was quite recently diagnosed with renal failure & is doing well so far. He is on Fortekor and actually eats his pill every morning as it it's a treat so they must have some flavour to them!
    tazzie - May 18, 2015
  • very happy
    the produced and the service is very good I have told my friends and people at work . how good this site is .thanks
    peanut - May 6, 2015