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Zipper
Posted 1 year ago
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Can the pills be crushed and mixed in the soft food for consumption?
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No. Felimazole® (methimazole) tablets should not be split or crushed. Thank you.
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Joshua T
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Arwa
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What is the description of the Felimazole 5mg pill? Is it coated? What’s the color?
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Felimazole 5mg is a coated orange tablet.
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Lisa M
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Christine
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Are the pills scored so that they can be split in half?
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No, Felimazole tablets are not scored but may be split using a pill cutter.
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Lisa M
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What is Felimazole Coated Tablets?

Felimazole is a medicine used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) in cats. It is available in both 2.5 mg and 5 mg small, coated tablets. Felimazole is sold by the tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats

Benefits:

  • Controls symptoms of hyperthyroidism
  • Small, coated tablets for easy dosing
  • Sold per tablet

How does Felimazole work?

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is producing too much thyroid hormone. The active ingredient in Felimazole, methimazole, reduces the amount of thyroid hormone being produced by the thyroid gland.

Cautions:

FOR USE IN CATS ONLY. Not for humans. The use of Felimazole in cats with renal dysfunction should be carefully evaluated. Stop use of Felimazole if your pet becomes ill. Wash hands with soap and water after administration to avoid exposure to the drug.

Brand Name:

Felimazole (Dechra)

Generic Name

Methimazole

What is the most important thing I should know about Felimazole Tablets?

Felimazole requires a prescription and is available in 2.5 mg and 5 mg coated tablets. This medication is only meant for use in cats. The usual initial dose is 2.5 mg given by mouth every 12 hours; however, exact dosing is determined by your veterinarian. Do not give Felimazole to pregnant or lactating cats.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Felimazole to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver disease, renal failure, autoimmune disease, hematological disorders (anemia, neutropenia, lymphopenia, or thrombocytopenia), coagulopathies, or is pregnant or lactating. Consult with your veterinarian about what tests and exams that may be necessary during Felimazole treatment. Laboratory tests to check liver and kidney function and blood cell counts may be given in addition to the monitoring of thyroid hormone levels.

How should Felimazole Coated Tablets be given?

Felimazole should be given by mouth either once or twice daily. Exact dosing is determined by your veterinarian. Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly when giving Felimazole to your pet. Felimazole Tablets can be given with or without food.

What are the potential side effects of Felimazole?

Side effects of Felimazole can include a change in food consumption (increase or decrease), lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea/loose stool, skin lesions, and abnormal vocalization.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Felimazole to my pet?

Give the dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the upcoming dose, skip it and resume the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Felimazole Tablets?

If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian immediately. Signs of an overdose may include extreme sedation, incoordination, loss of appetite, and loose stool.

What should I avoid while giving Felimazole to my pet?

Avoid giving to pets with hypersensitivity to methimazole, carbimazole, or polyethylene glycol. Do not give to pets who are pregnant or lactating.

What other drugs will affect Felimazole Coated Tablets?

Tell your doctor if your pet is on any other medication or supplements.

Felimazole Coated Tablets Directions:

  • Felimazole is a prescription medication used to treat hyperthyroidism in cats.
  • Administer medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Felimazole can be given with or without food.
Tip:

Do not give to pregnant or lactating cats.

Felimazole Dosage:

Felimazole Dosage for Cats:
Weight Dosage
All Weights Starting dose is usually 2.5 mg by mouth every 12 hours. Exact dosing is determined by your veterinarian.
Felimazole Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Felimazole Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at controlled room temperature. Keep the container tightly closed in order to protect from moisture.

Felimazole Coated Tablets Ingredients:

Felimazole 2.5 mg
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Methimazole 2.5 mg
Felimazole 5 mg
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Methimazole 5 mg

What is Felimazole Coated Tablets?

Felimazole is a medicine used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) in cats. It is available in both 2.5 mg and 5 mg small, coated tablets. Felimazole is sold by the tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats

Benefits:

  • Controls symptoms of hyperthyroidism
  • Small, coated tablets for easy dosing
  • Sold per tablet

How does Felimazole work?

Hyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland is producing too much thyroid hormone. The active ingredient in Felimazole, methimazole, reduces the amount of thyroid hormone being produced by the thyroid gland.

Cautions:

FOR USE IN CATS ONLY. Not for humans. The use of Felimazole in cats with renal dysfunction should be carefully evaluated. Stop use of Felimazole if your pet becomes ill. Wash hands with soap and water after administration to avoid exposure to the drug.

Brand Name:

Felimazole (Dechra)

Generic Name

Methimazole

What is the most important thing I should know about Felimazole Tablets?

Felimazole requires a prescription and is available in 2.5 mg and 5 mg coated tablets. This medication is only meant for use in cats. The usual initial dose is 2.5 mg given by mouth every 12 hours; however, exact dosing is determined by your veterinarian. Do not give Felimazole to pregnant or lactating cats.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Felimazole to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has liver disease, renal failure, autoimmune disease, hematological disorders (anemia, neutropenia, lymphopenia, or thrombocytopenia), coagulopathies, or is pregnant or lactating. Consult with your veterinarian about what tests and exams that may be necessary during Felimazole treatment. Laboratory tests to check liver and kidney function and blood cell counts may be given in addition to the monitoring of thyroid hormone levels.

How should Felimazole Coated Tablets be given?

Felimazole should be given by mouth either once or twice daily. Exact dosing is determined by your veterinarian. Follow your veterinarian's instructions exactly when giving Felimazole to your pet. Felimazole Tablets can be given with or without food.

What are the potential side effects of Felimazole?

Side effects of Felimazole can include a change in food consumption (increase or decrease), lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea/loose stool, skin lesions, and abnormal vocalization.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Felimazole to my pet?

Give the dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the upcoming dose, skip it and resume the regular schedule. Do not give your pet two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Felimazole Tablets?

If an overdose is suspected, contact your veterinarian immediately. Signs of an overdose may include extreme sedation, incoordination, loss of appetite, and loose stool.

What should I avoid while giving Felimazole to my pet?

Avoid giving to pets with hypersensitivity to methimazole, carbimazole, or polyethylene glycol. Do not give to pets who are pregnant or lactating.

What other drugs will affect Felimazole Coated Tablets?

Tell your doctor if your pet is on any other medication or supplements.

Felimazole Coated Tablets Directions:

  • Felimazole is a prescription medication used to treat hyperthyroidism in cats.
  • Administer medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian.
  • Felimazole can be given with or without food.
Tip:

Do not give to pregnant or lactating cats.

Felimazole Dosage:

Felimazole Dosage for Cats:
Weight Dosage
All Weights Starting dose is usually 2.5 mg by mouth every 12 hours. Exact dosing is determined by your veterinarian.
Felimazole Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Felimazole Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store at controlled room temperature. Keep the container tightly closed in order to protect from moisture.

Felimazole Coated Tablets Ingredients:

Felimazole 2.5 mg
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Methimazole 2.5 mg
Felimazole 5 mg
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Methimazole 5 mg
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Author avatar
Zipper
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
QUESTION
Can the pills be crushed and mixed in the soft food for consumption?
ANSWERS (1)
No. Felimazole® (methimazole) tablets should not be split or crushed. Thank you.
Author avatar
Joshua T
Posted 12 months ago
Posted 12 months ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Arwa
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
What is the description of the Felimazole 5mg pill? Is it coated? What’s the color?
ANSWERS (1)
Felimazole 5mg is a coated orange tablet.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Christine
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
Are the pills scored so that they can be split in half?
ANSWERS (1)
No, Felimazole tablets are not scored but may be split using a pill cutter.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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