controls high blood pressure for a full 24 hours and can be used to treat the chest pain of angina. NORVASC works to relax your cat's blood vessels, allowing blood to flow more easily through them. The end result is lower blood pressure and less angina which makes for a healthier kitty.
Precautions Do not administer Norvasc to animals with extreme hypersensitivity to the drug. Norvasc also exhibits the tendency to interact with other medications such as diuretics, which results in low blood pressure. Before administering the medicine to the pet, pet owners should consult a veterinarian to determine the medications that should be avoided in animals that having hypertension. Certain drugs such as phenylpropanolamine (PPA) and asthma medications can create high blood pressure. Monitor blood pressure at regular intervals during treatment.
Dosage Norvasc is usually available in 2.5 and 5 mg tablets. The usual dosage for cats is 1/4 of a 2.5 mg tablet once daily orally for controlling blood pressure. However, an extremely high dose of 1/2 of a 2.5 mg tablet twice daily is given for effective control. Dogs are generally administered 0.025 to 0.05 mg per pound once daily or 2.5 mg/dog, orally.