Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium helps contract blood vessels. Blocking calcium allows amlodipine to widen and relax the vessels. It treats chest pain (angina) and high blood pressure.
* Sold per tablet
Who is Amlodipine Besylate Tablet for?
For use in cats and dogs.
Why use Amlodipine Besylate Tablet?
Amlodipine Besylate treats chest pain or high blood pressure.
How does Amlodipine Besylate Tablet work?
Amlodipine blocks calcium, which widens and relaxes blood vessels.
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How is Amlodipine Besylate Tablet sold?
Sold by the tablet in 2.5 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg strengths.
What are the side effects of Amlodipine Besylate Tablet?
Infrequently, the following adverse reactions have been reported in cats:
Increased heart rate
Drop in levels of blood potassium
Elevated renal blood parameters
In only 8.5% of dogs, gingival hyperplasia has occurred. This is a condition in which the gums overgrow, creating extra space for infection and periodontal bacteria. In these cases, the condition has resolved within 6 months of stopping the medication.
What special precautions are there?
- Do not administer to animals with liver disease.
- Do not administer to lactating or pregnant females.
- Do not administer to breeding pets.
- Closely follow your veterinarian's treatment instructions.
- This medication depresses impulse formation and conduction velocity in cardiac muscle (negative inotropic). Use with caution in animals with cardiac shock or heart failure.
- Overdose typically results in bradycardia and profound hypotension. If promptly recognized, gut emptying is recommended.
What to do if overdose?
Contact your closest animal hospital.
How can I store Amlodipine Besylate Tablet?
Store in a dry and cool environment.
Carefully administer this medication in the frequency and manner your veterinarian prescribes. If a dose is missed, it can lead to a sudden increase in blood pressure. This sudden spike can lead to blindness, kidney damage, or seizures. Do not double the next dose. Administer the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is time for the next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose and resume the regular schedule. Never administer two doses at once.
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