Methimazole is an oral medication prescribed by vets to help treat cats who suffer from an overactive thyroid gland. This medication is formulated to help control your cat's hyperthyroidism and helps relieve symptoms, such as vomiting and weight loss. Plus, it comes in an oral tablet form, so it can be disguised in your cat’s favorite food. Customers may receive this drug under the names Tapazole, Felimazole.
Methimazole Tablets are indicated for the treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects usually occur during the first three months of treatment. They may include loss of appetite, vomiting, and lethargy. These typically occur within the first two weeks of treatment and may eventually stop even with continuation of treatment. Less common side effects are yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes (jaundice) which may signify liver problems. Itching of the face, scratching, or increased bleeding tendencies may occur.
Drug & Food Interactions
Do not use in cats with hypersensitivity to methimazole, carbimazole or the excipient, polyethylene glycol. Do not use in cats with primary liver disease, renal failure, autoimmune diseases, hematological disorders or coagulopathies.
Use of Methimazole Tablets in cats with renal dysfunction should be carefully evaluated. Reversal of hyperthyroidism may be associated with decreased filtration rate and a decline in renal function, revealing underlying renal disease.
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