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Amlodipine 2 2
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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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.
Answer:¬†We do not manufacture the tablet; therefore, the size cannot be changed. We do not compound Amlodipine; however, your local compounding pharmacy may. Check with them to see if it can be compounded in the dose you need.
" 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.
My cat makes it difficult to give her medicine. Tried honey, meat and peanut butter. I have to hold her without additional pair of hands. Any tips?
Answer:¬†It is easy to crush this medicine with the back of a spoon. I mix it with a small amount of his wet food.
My dog was prescribed this to stabilize his atypical cushings...high blood pressure, fatigue, weight gain, lethergy...
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