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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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I have purchased some amlodipine besylate 2.5mg tablets from

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I have purchased some amlodipine besylate 2.5mg tablets from an online american vets are these ok for our cat who has hypertension .They told me to half them because he is prescribed 1.25 amodip.?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Yes, amlodipine besylate is a calcium channel blocker used most often for treating hypertension, especially in cats. It could potentially cause anorexia and hypotension in cats early in therapy. It can be halved. Cats weighing less than 4 kg generally receive 0.625 mg (1/4 of a 2.5 mg tablet) once daily initially and those greater than 4 kg receive 1.25 mg (1/2 of a 2.5 mg tablet) once daily initially. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.