AMLODIPINE

Amlodipine is available to be compounded into many dosage forms and strengths, including capsules and transdermal gels for veterinary patients. Information extract from Plumb’s, fifth edition:

  • Calcium channel blocker used for treating feline hypertension
  • Slight negative inotrope – use with caution in heart disease and hepatic dysfunction
  • May have the potential to cause anorexia and hypotension early in therapy
  • Missed doses may rapidly result in hypertension Prescription required for this medication.