In cats, Methimazole is used to treat hyperthyroidism. This drug is frequently used by veterinarians to treat disorders that cause overactive thyroid. It's a therapy rather than a cure.
Who is Methimazole Tablet for?
Why use Methimazole Tablet?
Methimazole is used to treat hyperthyroidism symptoms. It cats' kidneys when they're receiving cisplatin chemotherapy medications, and it's frequently used before radioactive iodine treatment or thyroid surgery. It also works to prevent cardiac failure, enlargement of the heart, and organ damage. After beginning this drug, you will notice immediate results.
How does Methimazole Tablet work?
Methimazole reduces symptoms of hyperthyroidism by controlling or inhibiting thyroid hormone production. Thyroid hormones are overproduced by the thyroid gland, resulting in hyperthyroidism.
GenPharm Inc, Par Pharmaceutical, Heritage or other generic brand
Contains 5 mg of Methimazole
How is Methimazole Tablet sold?
Single 5 or 10 mg tablet
What are the side effects of Methimazole Tablet?
Symptoms of a rare, undiagnosed, adverse kidney response include: Vomiting Liver problems Inappetence Lethargy Yellow eyes Yellow skin Yellow gums Dark urine Bleeding and scratching caused by facial itch If you observe any unusual symptoms, contact a veterinarian. These may include: Bleeding Bruising Fever of 103ºF or more Drowsiness Myasthenia gravis (severe trouble swallowing and muscle weakness Adverse reactions typically occur within the first 3 months of use. They generally subside if the dose is lowered, then increased gradually to normal levels over a period of 3 months.
What special precautions are there?
When handling the body fluids and/or litter of treated animals, as well as when handling Methimazole pills, nursing mothers, pregnant women, and women who may become pregnant should wear gloves.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Methimazole Tablet?
Keep in a cool and dry place and be sure to protect it from heat and direct sunlight.
Cats with hyperthyroidism (otherwise known as Graves disease) typically have elevated metabolic rates and thyroid issue symptoms, which could include: Heart murmur Labored breathing Poor coat Rapid heart rate Irregular bowel movement and urination frequency Increased thirst and/or appetite Muscle weakness Weight loss
This medication is necessary for survival. Symptoms will almost certainly return if you stop taking the medication. Blood tests should be performed every 3 to 4 weeks until the optimum maintenance dosage has been established. Blood tests should be done every 3 to 6 months after that. For cats, a common dosage is 5mg every 8 to 12 hours. Despite the fact that the FDA has not authorized methimazole for veterinary use, it is often used by veterinarians to treat cats.
Active Ingredients: 5 mg of Methimazole. Other Ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate, Povidone, Talc, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Corn Starch.