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.
Amlodipine besylate 2.5 mg
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.
USES AND INDICATIONS:
Treats high blood pressure in cats Relaxes the arterial muscles to help decrease blood pressure
CONTRAINDICATIONS AND PRECAUTION:
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.
ADVERSE EFFECTS AND WARNINGS:
For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children and other animals.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Give Amlodipine to your cat exactly as your veterinarian prescribes. If you miss giving your cat a dose of Amlodipine, give the next dose as soon as you remember or, if it is close to the next scheduled dose, return to the regular schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store this product at room temperature.