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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.
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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...
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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?
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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!!
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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. :)
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The amlodipine I get is in a liquid form. Do you all sell the liquid form and if so how much does it cost by the bottle
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Jh4321
Posted 2 years ago
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What happens if you mistakenly gave an 8lb cat 2.5m (1pill) vs 1/4 pill ? 
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Thank you for your question. Consult your veterinarian as soon as you can. Symptoms of amlodipine besylate overdose include staggering due to dizziness, collapse, or slow heart rate.
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Thank you for your question. The Amlodipine we carry was not included in the drug recall. Contact your DVM regarding your concern and a possible alternative.
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davemills71
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Is this blood pressure medication used Inhumans
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Yes, amlodipine is used in humans to treat hypertension.
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Catlover55
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Geo
Posted 5 years ago
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Does Amlodipine Besylate come in a cream form. I am using this now from my vet.
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Unfortunately, we do not carry Amlodopine in a cream form. We currently only carry it as a 2.5 mg tablet.
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Christine
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moosie
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is amlodipine a directic
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No, amlodipine is not a water pill or duiretic like for example furosemide (salix) is. Amlodipine controls blood pressure through a different mechanism. It is a calcium channel blocker. It relaxes arterial muscles to help decrease blood pressure.
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What is Amlodipine?

Amlodipine besylate is used in dogs and 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 dogs and cats. Amlodipine requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Treats high blood pressure in dogs and cats
  • Relaxes the arterial muscles to help decrease blood pressure

How it Works:

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.

Cautions:

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

Brand Name:

Norvasc

Generic Name:

amlodipine besylate

What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine besylate:

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 dogs and cats. Amlodipine besylate is available as 2.5mg and 5 mg tablets. The usual dose to treat systemic hypertension in cats is 0.625mg (1/4 of a 2.5mg tablet) by mouth once a day. The usual dose for dogs is 0.025 to 0.05 mg/lb 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 pets with kidney disease. Amlodipine besylate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving amlodipine besylate to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has heart disease, or liver disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or nursing.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Amlodipine besylate can be given with food. Do not stop giving amlodipine besylate. A missed dose can result in a sudden rise in blood pressure which can lead to blindness, kidney damage, seizures, or collapse. Store amlodipine besylate at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of amlodipine besylate overdose include staggering due to dizziness, collapse, or slow heart rate.

What should I avoid while giving Amlodipine besylate to my pet:

Amlodipine besylate should not be used in animals allergic to it. Use amlodipine besylate with caution in animals with heart failure or liver disease. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or nursing females. Do not use in breeding males.

What are the possible side effects of Amlodipine besylate:

For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving amlodipine besylate and seek emergency veterinary medical 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.

What other drugs will affect Amlodipine besylate:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), diuretics (furosemide, Salix), beta blockers (atenolol), and other blood pressure medications. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with amlodipine besylate. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Amlodipine besylate written for health professionals that you may read. Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Amlodipine Directions:

  • Give Amlodipine to your pet exactly as your veterinarian prescribes.
  • If you miss giving your pet 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.
Tip:

The medication can be given with food.

Amlodipine Dosage:

Amlodipine Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights 0.625mg (1/4 of a 2.5 mg tablet) once a day.
Amlodipine Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights 0.025 to 0.05 mg/lb once a day.
Amlodipine Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

Amlodipine Ingredients:

Amlodipine 2.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amlodipine besylate 2.5 mg
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amlodipine besylate 5 mg

What is Amlodipine?

Amlodipine besylate is used in dogs and 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 dogs and cats. Amlodipine requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Treats high blood pressure in dogs and cats
  • Relaxes the arterial muscles to help decrease blood pressure

How it Works:

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.

Cautions:

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

Brand Name:

Norvasc

Generic Name:

amlodipine besylate

What is the most important information I should know about amlodipine besylate:

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 dogs and cats. Amlodipine besylate is available as 2.5mg and 5 mg tablets. The usual dose to treat systemic hypertension in cats is 0.625mg (1/4 of a 2.5mg tablet) by mouth once a day. The usual dose for dogs is 0.025 to 0.05 mg/lb 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 pets with kidney disease. Amlodipine besylate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving amlodipine besylate to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has heart disease, or liver disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or nursing.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Amlodipine besylate can be given with food. Do not stop giving amlodipine besylate. A missed dose can result in a sudden rise in blood pressure which can lead to blindness, kidney damage, seizures, or collapse. Store amlodipine besylate at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose the pet:

Seek emergency veterinary medical treatment. Symptoms of amlodipine besylate overdose include staggering due to dizziness, collapse, or slow heart rate.

What should I avoid while giving Amlodipine besylate to my pet:

Amlodipine besylate should not be used in animals allergic to it. Use amlodipine besylate with caution in animals with heart failure or liver disease. Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or nursing females. Do not use in breeding males.

What are the possible side effects of Amlodipine besylate:

For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving amlodipine besylate and seek emergency veterinary medical 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.

What other drugs will affect Amlodipine besylate:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), diuretics (furosemide, Salix), beta blockers (atenolol), and other blood pressure medications. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with amlodipine besylate. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.

Where can I get more information:

Your pharmacist has additional information about Amlodipine besylate written for health professionals that you may read. Call your veterinarian for medical advice about any side effects to your pet. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Amlodipine Directions:

  • Give Amlodipine to your pet exactly as your veterinarian prescribes.
  • If you miss giving your pet 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.
Tip:

The medication can be given with food.

Amlodipine Dosage:

Amlodipine Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights 0.625mg (1/4 of a 2.5 mg tablet) once a day.
Amlodipine Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights 0.025 to 0.05 mg/lb once a day.
Amlodipine Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store this product at room temperature.

Amlodipine Ingredients:

Amlodipine 2.5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amlodipine besylate 2.5 mg
Amlodipine 5 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Amlodipine besylate 5 mg
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Lexi
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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.
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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...
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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?
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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!!
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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. :)
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The amlodipine I get is in a liquid form. Do you all sell the liquid form and if so how much does it cost by the bottle
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Jh4321
Posted 2 years ago
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What happens if you mistakenly gave an 8lb cat 2.5m (1pill) vs 1/4 pill ? 
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Thank you for your question. Consult your veterinarian as soon as you can. Symptoms of amlodipine besylate overdose include staggering due to dizziness, collapse, or slow heart rate.
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Crystal RPTechnician
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KATHLEENLOUISEQUINLAN
Posted 3 years ago
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Is your drug listed in causing Cancer?
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Thank you for your question. The Amlodipine we carry was not included in the drug recall. Contact your DVM regarding your concern and a possible alternative.
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Crystal RPTechnician
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Kathy
Posted 3 years ago
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How many pills per bottle?
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Thank you for your question. Amlodipine is sold per tablet on our website. You would choose the amount of tablets you wish to order.
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Crystal RPTechnician
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davemills71
Posted 3 years ago
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Is this blood pressure medication used Inhumans
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Yes, amlodipine is used in humans to treat hypertension.
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Lisa M
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Catlover55
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I accidentally gave one quarter tablet in the am and then one quarter tablet in the pm, about 12 hours apart. Is that okay? He seems fine this morning. 
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Geo
Posted 5 years ago
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Does Amlodipine Besylate come in a cream form. I am using this now from my vet.
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Unfortunately, we do not carry Amlodopine in a cream form. We currently only carry it as a 2.5 mg tablet.
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Christine
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moosie
Posted 6 years ago
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is amlodipine a directic
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No, amlodipine is not a water pill or duiretic like for example furosemide (salix) is. Amlodipine controls blood pressure through a different mechanism. It is a calcium channel blocker. It relaxes arterial muscles to help decrease blood pressure.
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