Amlodipine is commonly used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure.

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Amlodipine Basics

Amlodipine treats dogs and cats suffering from various heart conditions including high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It belongs to a general class of drugs known as dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers. Therefore, it effectively blocks calcium channels, reducing the contraction of the heart muscle and dilating the arteries. This medications slows the heart beat, lowering blood pressure and making the heart pump blood more efficiently. It is available in 2.5 mg , 5 mg, and 10 mg tablets.

Amlodipine requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

Amlodipine Directions

Use as directed by your veterinarian, and follow all instructions printed on the prescription label. Allow your pet access to plenty of water while giving this medication. You can give this medication with food as well.

Store at room temperature, protected from light and moisture.

Amlodipine Warnings

Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Do not use in animals with a known hypersensitivity to amlodipine. Use caution when giving this medication to animals suffering from heart failure or low blood pressure. Some animals may become weak upon taking this medication due to lower blood pressure. Blood pressure should be monitored during treatment. Missing a dose of amlodipine can result in a rapid return of hypertension, which could be dangerous. This drug may interact with some other medications. Therefore, inform your veterinarian of any medications your pet may be taking. This is especially important if your pet is currently taking diuretics, other drugs that lower blood pressure, warfarin, or aspirin. Finally, contact your veterinarian if you notice any behavioral or physiological changes in your pet while administering amlodipine.

Allergic Reactions and Serious Side Effects

Allergic reactions and serious side effects are rare, however, they can occur. In the case of a more serious reaction, seek immediate veterinary attention. Common signs of allergic reactions and serious side effects are facial swelling, breathing difficulties, fainting, and/or rapid heart rate.

If you have any additional questions regarding this product, please contact us at (877)220-6337. A member of our pharmacy staff will be happy to assist you!

Additional information

Prescription Strength

2.5mg Tablet, 5mg Tablet, 10mg Tablet