Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride)
What is Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride) used for?
Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride) is an oral medication used to treat heart failure in dogs or chronic renal insufficiency in cats. It is an ACE inhibitor that operates by dilating the blood vessels to allow easier blood flow and strengthening the heart. It also reduces protein loss in urine for cats with renal insufficiency. Your veterinarian may also prescribe it for other purposes that are not listed here.
How should I use Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride)?
Strictly follow your veterinarian's instructions while using Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered daily, bur your instructions may differ based on the weight of your pet, its health, the severity of its symptoms, and the condition being treated. These should be given orally and may be hidden in a snack or meal if your pet has trouble taking it. Unless instructed to do so, never change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your veterinarian any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride)?
Side effects associated with the use of Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride) include:
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you notice signs of any serious side effects such as intense vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, seizures, or signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling, skin rashes, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require emergency medical assistance or alterations to your pet's dosage to prevent more problems from occurring.
Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride) should not be used to treat dogs or cats that are pregnant or nursing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your veterinarian while using Fortekor (Benazepril Hydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the animal and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain pets, it is essential you always inform your veterinarian if your dog or cat is pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if it has any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if it is taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if your pet has an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.