Amlodipine Besylate (Compounded) Rx

Amlodipine Besylate (Compounded) Rx

We're sorry, this product is no longer available.

VetRxDirect Pharmacy will cease compounding specialty medications as of August 31, 2023. We will continue to sell commercially manufactured drugs. This has been a very difficult decision to make. We know how important compounded medications can be for the pet-patients that we serve. Unfortunately changes in regulations, combined with variability in state laws, means that our pharmacy does not believe it can continue to provide customers with a cost effective medication option for compounds.

What is Amlodipine Besylate for Cats and Dogs?

  • Amlodipine Besylate is a precription medication used to treat high blood pressure in cats and dogs.
  • Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel-blocker medication that dilates the blood vessels to improve blood flow.
  • Amlodipine Besylate transdermal gel is applied topically to a hairless portion of the skin, typically the inner side of the ear lobe, where it absorbs through the skin into the bloodstream. 
  • Transdermal gels and flavored suspensions are suggested for dogs and cats who will not take medications by mouth.

Why do cats and dogs use Amlodipine Besylate?

  • Amlodipine Besylate is prescribed to treat high blood pressure in dogs and cats. 
  • It may be precribed to lower blood pressure in dogs with chronic kidney disease.

What else should I know about Amlodipine Besylate?

  • High blood pressure may return if your cat or dog misses a dose.
  • Amlodipine Besylate can be given with or without food.
  • Try to give Amlodipine Besylate at about the same time each day.
  • Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying transdermal gels.
  • Store Amlodipine Besylate at room temperature in a dry, cool place. Keep it away from heat and direct sunlight.
  • The Amlodipine Besylate Suspension is oil-based and does not need to be refrigerated.
  • Do not store Amlodipine Besylate in damp places, in the bathroom, or near the kitchen sink. This medication can break down when exposed to moisture or heat.
  • Are you looking for Amlodipine Besylate Tablets?

What problems could my dog or cat have with Amlodipine Besylate?

  • Side effects are not common.
  • When first given, Amlodipine Besylate may reduce appetite and cause low blood pressure.
  • One side effect in dogs may be the overgrowth of the gums.
  • Always contact your veterinarian if you have any concerns after you start to give a medication.

How do you use Amlodipine Besylate?

  • Amlodipine Besylate suspensions and capsules should be given by mouth as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Amlodipine Besylate transdermal gel should be applied to the hairless portion of the inner ear as directed by your veterinarian.

What is in Amlodipine Besylate?

  • The active ingredient is the drug Amlodipine Besylate. 
  • Amlodipine Besylate is a calcium channel blocker. Calcium helps arteries contract. Calcium channel blockers help arteries relax.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Amlodipine Besylate suspensions, capsules, and transdermal gels are compounded medications. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Amlodipine Besylate?

  • Dogs and cats may use Amlodipine Besylate for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes Amlodipine Besylate Capsules, Suspensions, and Transdermal gels?

  • Amlodipine Besylate capsules, suspensions is hand-made in our pharmacy. 
  • There is a minimum charge of $59.99 per compounded drug. 
  • Shelf-life limits capsule orders to a 170-day supply.
  • Shelf-life limits suspension orders to an 80-day supply.
  • Shelf-life limits transdermal gel orders to a 20-day supply.