- Amlodipine is available by prescription only.
- Amlodipine belongs to a general class of drugs known as dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers. Amlodipine is used in dogs and cats suffering from different heart conditions that include...
- Amlodipine blocks calcium channels, reducing the contraction of the heart muscle and dilating the arteries.
- Amlodipine slows the heart beat, lowering blood pressure and making the heart pump blood more efficiently.
- Amlodipine is available in 2.5 mg tablets.
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not use in animals who have shown previous hypersensitivity to amlodipine.
- Some animals may become weak upon taking amlodipine due to lower blood pressure.
- Missing a dose of amlodipine can result in a rapid return of hypertension, which could be dangerous.
- Notify your veterinarian if your animal is taking any other drugs, especially...
- Diuretics, like lasix and furosemide
- Other drugs that lower blood pressure
- Use caution when giving amlodipine to animals suffering from...
- Blood pressure should be monitored while animals are taking Amlodipine.
- Store at room temperature.
- Use Amlodipine as directed by your veterinarian.
- Always follow the instructions printed on the prescription label.
- Store Amlodipine at room temperature.
- While giving Amlodipine, allow your pet access to plenty of water.
- Amlodipine can be given with food.
Amlodipine Dosage FAQs
- In the case of a missed dose, give amlodipine as soon as you remember, or wait until it is time to give the next dose. DO NOT GIVE A DOUBLE DOSE OF AMLODIPINE.
- In the case of an overdose of amlodipine, seek attention from your veterinarian.
- The following symptoms could be signs of an overdose...
Amlodipine is a blood pressure medicine referred to as a calcium channel blocker. We have used it to treat hypertension in cats. (Yes, we can check your cat's blood pressure!) Once your veterinarian has established that your cat has high blood pressure and does not have signs of other serious diseases, such as cardiomyopathy or renal disease, amlodipine is frequently the drug that will be utilized. Occasionally, inappetence will occur in cats, but it has been well tolerated in my experience. Additionally, this drug really needs to be given consistently, as missed doses can result in hypertension.
If you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering amlodipine, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects
- Allergic reactions and serious side effects are rare, but in the case of an allergic reaction or serious side effect, seek veterinary attention immediately.
- Some common signs of allergic reactions and serious side effects are...