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Coco Blood Presure med came in and she has to got to the Vet at 6PM

post #1 of 11
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I am afraid she will have a reaction to the Med.
They say she has to be watched when she gets it.
post #2 of 11
Poor Coco. I hope she will not have a bad reaction.
post #3 of 11
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Thanks,
Some others have told me thier cats did have a reaction.
post #4 of 11
Hmmm, Chynna didn't need to be "watched" by the vet when she first took Norvasc.

They just gave me the prescription, I had it filled at the drug store, and gave her a 1/4 pill everyday and then took her back in a month for a follow up.
post #5 of 11
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I still do not know what med it is.
post #6 of 11
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The med is Amlodipine .
post #7 of 11
Amlodipine Besylate (Norvasc®)
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library...asc/page1.aspx

Important info you'll want to be aware of:

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Precautions and Side Effects


While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, amlodipine can cause side effects in some animals.

Amlodipine should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.

Use of some medications should be avoided in animals that have hypertension. Pet owners should discuss all current medications that the pet is receiving when treating hypertension. Some drugs that may exacerbate high blood pressure are phenylpropanolamine (PPA) and asthma medications.

Amlodipine may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with amlodipine. Such drugs include diuretics and other drugs to lower blood pressure.

The most important side effect is low blood pressure or hypotension caused by excessive dilation of arteries. This results in depression, weakness or even fainting.

Blood pressure should be monitored periodically in pets receiving this drug.

Loss of appetite may be observed.

Depression of heart muscle contraction can occur, but this is less likely with a calcium channel blocker of this class.
post #8 of 11
One more, this info is from VIN:
http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...P=A&A=1215&S=2


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Side Effects

In humans, 7.3% of people taking this drug report headaches, which make headache the most common side effect of amlodipine besylate. Of course, we don’t have a good way of detecting headaches in our pets.

Infrequent side effects reported in cats include elevations in renal blood parameters, drops in blood potassium levels, lethargy, increases in heart rate, and weight loss.
post #9 of 11
Smokey was on Norvasc and it worked like a charm for her. I don't know why your kitty has high blood pressure, but with Smokey it was because of C.R.F. I hope Coco does not have a reaction.
post #10 of 11
I hope Coco is doing okay and doesn't have a reaction to the meds.
post #11 of 11
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Thanks,
We think Coco has Crf.
The vet wants to wait until her bladder infection is gone before she has more kidney tests.
Her thyroid is a little low.
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