Drug Focus: amlodipine*
Amlodipine, a calcium channel blocker, has recently been licensed for the treatment of hypertension in cats. The drug produces arterial vasodilation by a direct effect on vascular smooth muscle and indirectly by the release of vascular nitric oxide. It may also have an anti-hypertrophic effect on the heart and vessels. It undergoes hepatic metabolism and has been demonstrated to be very efficacious and well tolerated in cats.
All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is:
Debbie Doyle MA VetMB MRCVS