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What is Amlodipine
Amlodipine besylate is used in cats for the treatment of systemic hypertension (high blood pressure). Although Amlodipine besylate is not FDA-approved for use in veterinary medicine, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for cats. Amlodipine requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

how itworks:
Amlodipine is known as a calcium-channel blocker. It works by blocking the calcium needed for muscle contraction.
Amlodipine works primarily on the arterial muscles to relax them so they can dilate and the blood pressure decreases.

Notify your doctor if your cat has liver problems before administering this medication. Amlodipine should not be
used in pregnant or lactating animals. In rare instances, Amlodipine is used in dogs. If used in a dog, this medication
may also cause the blood to take longer to clot.

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Generic Name
amlodipine besylate

For: Cats and dog

What is the most important information I should know about Amitriptyline;
Amlodipine besylate is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly
accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in cats. Amlodipine besylate is available as 2.5mg tablets.
The usual dose to treat systemic hypertension is 0.625mg (1/4 of a 2.5mg tablet) by mouth once a day.

What is Amlodipine besylate:
Amlodipine besylate is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium channel blockers affect the heart and blood vessels.
Amlodipine besylate is used to treat certain high blood pressure especially in cats with kidney disease.
Amlodipine besylate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What are the possible side effects Amitriptyline :
For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving amlodipine besylate and seek emergency
veterinarymedical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives) In cats side effects are rare but may include drowsiness, loss of appetite, weight loss, swelling of the gums, or rapid heart rate. In dogs, may also cause the blood to take longer to clot. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

How it Works

Amlodipine is classified as a calcium channel blocker, which means that it blocks calcium so that the muscles can relax, causing the blood vessels to widen and a decrease in blood pressure.

Directions for use

Amlodipine besylate is available through prescription only and should be administered as instructed by your vet. Give medication with meals.

Dosage and administration:  The recommended dosage is 0.625mg every 24 hours by mouth.


The product contains 2.5mg or 10mg of Amlodipine besylate depending on the strength.

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