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Reduced calico cat's blood pressure My cat, Lexi, has hyperthyroidism for a few years. The meds manage her thyroid and keeps her weight up, but was not controlling her blood pressure. We have her checked every 6 months or so. One morning she had a bloody nose. We were distressed of course and took her to the vet. Her blood pressure was high. She was prescribed Amlodipine 2.5mg which I was getting from the local pharmacy. I was giving her 1/4 pill/day so the 7 pills I was getting each month was for approx. a month, 28 days. But, the price was $10.00 each time I filled the prescription. Was happy to be able to get Amlodipine here because the cost is so much better for a drug that is prolonging my 14 year old cat's life. 08/04/2014
Works for us! My 16 year old cat suddenly went blind, so I rushed her to the animal hospital. The vet said that her blood pressure was through the roof (220-250). We started with 1/4 tablet, but that wasn't doing the trick. So we upped it to 1 tablet. She was doing better, but not great, so we upped it to 2 tablets. She can now see, and has gained a bit of weight back since she is less timid and scared. Her blood pressure is about 180, which is still high. We are now up to 2 and a 1/4 tablets, so I'm hoping it's helping her even more. The pills are small and she tolerates my throwing them down her throat on a daily basis... 02/16/2014
My 20 year old cat has been on a low dose (6.25) of amlodipine for about 10days ...and she now hisses whenever I pick her up, put her down, pet her, etc. Is it possible this is a reaction to the drug? 11/04/2013
Reversed Blindness!! My 16 year old cat went blind. The vet said there was nothing that could be done. She said that the blindness was probably caused by a brain thing. My husband looked up on internet,"Sudden Blindness in Cats". An article said that blindness could be brought on by high blood pressure (causing detached retinas). My vet hadn't even checked my cat's blood pressure. We brought our cat back to the vet. My cat's blood pressure was borderline high. The vet prescribed amlodipine (1/4 pill, 2.5 mg) along with enalapril (2.5 mg). Both pills once a day. After two days, my cat can see!! It is like a miracle!! 10/15/2012
Helped my kitty so much!! In three short weeks, 1/2 a pill per day brought my cat's blood pressure down from over 200 to below 150. My cat seems very happy, and so am I. Putting it in a treat seems to work best for us, much better than the pill popper thing. I am glad her vet recommended this medicine for her. :) 01/29/2011
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Smaller dose I mean 0.625mg(tiny tabs), This is the size my cat is taking.
I have had trouble cutting these pills in quarters. If this is made by a different supplier perhaps it will be easier to cut in fourths.
Answer:¬†Pill cutter shattered THIS PILL. Even bits would not dissolve in water or oil. Pharmacy "compounded" it for me in liquid; will try now. It has sugar so if pet is diabetic, can't use this.
Thyroid med for cat divided and dissolved well in water...???
Amlodipine besylate is used in cats for the treatment of systemic hypertension (high blood pressure). i ask before about the size of this pill, if it is used a lot for treating cats and dogs , what about making the pill a small dose, or making the pill larger so we can cut it, like flatting it so it can be cut in size we need it.
" usual dose to treat systemic hypertension is 0.625mg (1/4 of a 2.5mg tablet) by mouth once a day". why not have pill that small it is hard to cut these pills up.
Answer:¬†Amlodipine is generally used in humans and has recently been used in pets. The 2.5mg strength is the smallest dose commercially available. Pharmacies will compounded amlodipine to a 0.625mg tablet which will bring the up the cost per tablet due to costs associated to compound it. If you prefer to get the exact dose of 0.625mg with out cutting the tablet into quarters, perhaps seeking a compounding pharmacy to make the pill is your best option.
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