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Ceva Launches New Drug 'Cardalis' To Tackle Heart Failure In Dogs

Author: CEVA
Posted: Tuesday 23rd October, 2012. 18:42:42

Cardalis pack shots

Ceva Animal Health has this week announced the addition of a new product to its portfolio, which is licensed to treat heart failure caused by degenerative valvular heart disease in dogs.

Cardalis contains a unique combination of benazepril and spironolactone in one tablet which provides “dual blockade” of the RAAS system.

Benazepril reduces the production of angiotensin II, which causes narrowing of the blood vessels, while spironolactone blocks the harmful effects of aldosterone, which include cardiovascular remodelling and fibrosis.

Cardalis tablets are small, beef flavoured and designed to be administered once a day with food. Each pot contains 30 tablets and there are three sizes available. It should be given as part of standard heart failure therapy as soon as clinical signs, such as exercise intolerance, coughing or dyspnoea, appear.

Fraser Broadfoot, small animal product manager at Ceva Animal Health, said: “Through our clinical studies, it has been found that dogs receiving benazepril and spironolactone (compared with benazepril alone) have a better quality of life and, at any one time, are three times less likely to die from heart failure”

“We have also assessed 101 dogs in a field study that were prescribed Cardalis for three months, followed by separate benazepril and spironolactone tablets for two weeks. In the study, 97 per cent of dog owners found Cardalis easier to administer than the two separate tablets and 89 per cent of vets found Cardalis easier to prescribe.”

To receive marketing materials, which include a waiting room poster and client information booklets, or for further information about Cardalis visit www.ceva.co.uk or contact the practice support team on 01494 781510.

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