Fortekor Plus (Pimobendan/Benazepril Hydrochloride)
What is Fortekor Plus (Pimobendan/Benazepril Hydrochloride) used for?
Fortekor Plus is indicated in the treatment of dogs who have congestive heart failure resulting from atrioventricular valve insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy. The active ingredient in Fortekor Plus are Pimobendan and Benazepril Hydrochloride.
How should I use Fortekor Plus (Pimobendan/Benazepril Hydrochloride)?
Two dosages of Fortekor Plus are available:
Dosage is approximately 0.25mg - 0.5mg of pimobendan per kg of bodyweight and 0.5mg - 1mg of benazepril per kg of body weight. Use the following as a guideline:
Try to give the tablets as close to 12 hours apart as possible. They should be given one hour prior to feeding to minimize any gastrointestinal upset.
What are the side effects of Fortekor Plus (Pimobendan/Benazepril Hydrochloride)?
Side effects of Fortekor Plus are rare, but may include:
Side effects can be a sign that the dosage is too high. If you notice any side effects in your dog, speak to your vet about the possibility of reducing the dosage of Fortekor Plus.
Fortekor Plus is a medicine suitable for dogs only. It is not intended for use in any other animals or humans.
Fortekor Plus should not be taken by:
Do not give Fortekor Plus to pregnant or lactating dogs.