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Amlodipine Besylate

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Product Info

Amlodipine besylate is a drug used to treat high blood pressure in felines. It is not authorized by the FDA for use in animals, but the medication is commonly used in the veterinary field as off label use. The product is available in 2.5mg and 10mg tablets.

What the product cures

Amlodipine dilates the blood vessels to allow for better circulation and manage hypertension in cats.  

Pet Symptoms

Hypertension, better known as high blood pressure, develops when the blood pressure in the arteries remains abnormally high. There are two forms of hypertension; primary and secondary. Primary hypertension is not caused by other factors, whereas secondary hypertension develops due to underlying issues. High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to complications such as heart disease and organ damage.

Common symptoms associated with high blood pressure in cats include; tremors, repetitive circle movements, vision loss, confusion, pupil dilation, retinal damage, eye bruises, bloody urine, proteinuria, nose bleeds, and arrhythmia. Therapy is aimed at lowering blood pressure and maintaining it at a normal range. Antihypertensive drugs are the primary choice of treatment for treating the condition.

Pet Ailments

Primary hypertension is not very common in felines, with approximately 80% of diagnosed cases being caused by underlying problems. Common ailments associated with high blood pressure in cats include; kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s disease, and other hormonal disorders.

Pets with Ailments