Fortekor Plus 1.25 mg Pimobendan 30 tablets

Fortekor Plus 1.25 mg Pimobendan is white and light brown oval bilayer tablets, with a score line on both sides, for the treatment of congestive heart failure due to atrioventricular valve insufficiency or dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs.

Fortekor Plus is a fixed dose combination and should only be used in patients whose clinical signs are successfully controlled by administration of the same doses of the individual components (pimobendan and benazepril hydrochloride) given concurrently.

Each tablet of Fortekor Plus contains:

Active substances

Pimobendan Benazepril hydrochloride
Fortekor Plus 1.25 mg/2.5 mg tablets 1.25 mg 2.5 mg
Fortekor Plus 5 mg/10 mg tablets 5 mg 10 mg


  • Artificial Special Dry Flavour
  • Basic butylated methacrylate copolymer
  • Copovidone
  • Croscarmellose sodium
  • Crospovidone
  • Dibutyl sebacate
  • Hypromellose
  • Iron oxide brown E172
  • Lactose monohydrate
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Maize starch
  • Microcrystalline cellulose
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Povidone
  • Silica, colloidal anhydrous
  • Silicon dioxide anhydrous
  • Sodium laurilsulfate
  • Starch pregelatinised
  • Succinic acid
  • Sucrose

Fortekor Plus

  • Must not be used in cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies or clinical conditions where an augmentation of cardiac output is not possible for functional or anatomical reasons (e.g. aortic or pulmonary stenosis).
  • Must not be used in cases of hypotension, hypovolaemia, hyponatraemia or acute renal failure.
  • Must not be used during pregnancy and lactation (see section 4.7).
  • Must not be used in case of hypersensitivity to the active substances or to any of the excipients.


  • For oral use.
  • Fortekor Plus is a fixed combination product that should only be used in dogs that require both active substances to be administered concomitantly at this fixed dose.
  • The recommended dose range for Fortekor Plus is 0.25–0.5 mg pimobendan per kg bodyweight and 0.5–1 mg benazepril hydrochloride per kg bodyweight divided into two daily doses. Fortekor Plus tablets should be administered orally, twice daily 12 hours apart (morning and evening) and approximately 1 hour before feeding.
  • The tablets are breakable along the score line.
  • The table below may be used for guidance.
Body weight (kg) of dog Fortekor Plus 1.25 mg/2.5 mg (tablets to be administered) Fortekor Plus 5 mg/10 mg (tablets to be administered)
2.5 – 5 Morning 0.5 / Evening 0.5
5 – 10 Morning 1 / Evening 1
10 – 20 Morning 0.5 / Evening 0.5
20 – 40 Morning 1 / Evening 1
Plus de 40 kg Morning 2 / Evening 2


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