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Methimazole

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thyroid Tabitha is doing okay for a seventeen old cat. the medication she is on seem to be doing the trick although she does go through stages where she does not eat for a couple of days. So far she has bounced back from these episodes.
Date published: 2011-11-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mixed Results on Methimazole This medication had mixed results for my cat, Coconut. The med seemed to be dealing with her hyperthyroidism quite well at first. But later on, she began itching very badly to the point of scratching so badly she was pulling out chunks of fur from under both of her ears and vomiting more frequently. My vet has now recommended a trial of a new diet to control this condition that is made by Hill's Science Diet called "Feline Thyroid Health." The food comes in a wet form from the can and dry food as well. She seems to be responding better to this approach. Per my vet, this may alleviate the condition and eliminate the need for meds and even the radiation treatment.
Date published: 2011-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy It Here, Buy It Generic Loved my old vet and I was okay with paying her for my cat's Rx. Plus it really never occurred to me how much $$ I could save through 1800petmeds, although I already was their customer. Let's break it down: 30 methimazole pills from CVS = $20 or $.67 per pill. My new vet charged about three times as much for brand name Tapazole and they do not sell generic methimazole (although my old vet did). As I write this, petmeds charges $.44 per pill. Methimazole has controlled my cat's hyperthyroid condition for several years. I don't have to deal with radioactive cat litter like I would if I selected expensive radiation treatment and I'm not exposing my other pets and family to low levels of radiation. It took some time but my cat learned to take his pills fairly well. I just made it part of his treat, petting, and play routine.
Date published: 2011-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cheap and effective My older female kitty is on methimazole after being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism a few months ago. It's easily mixed with food and works great. Eventually I'd like to get her the radiation treatment for a permanent cure but it's very expensive, so for now she'll take the pills.
Date published: 2011-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from thyroid problems must be diagnosed by a vet of course, but this medication has brought health back to an elderly cat so that she can enjoy eating, associating with others and playing again.
Date published: 2011-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Price Ever My beautiful 12 year old DSH had lost alot of weight and drinking water constanly. The Vet charged me 500.00 to tell me she had thyroid problems and her medicine cost 100.00 per month for the next three months.After buying a Months supply . My friend told me to check 1-800-Pet Meds. Puchasing 60 pills of Methimazole from PetMeds didnt even cost me 35.00. The Vets are ripping people off...Thank you PetMeds, for thinking about the people who love their animals. Thank You PetMeds for not ripping us off.
Date published: 2011-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Methimazole I'm so pleased with Smokie's progress since he started taking Methimazole. With the pet pockets I have no trouble getting him to take his 2 pills a day.
Date published: 2011-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase Ever - thanks to PET MEDS My cat "BABY" is responding extremely well to Methimazole. She is very alert, playful, and she just turned '10' , She is now in the geriatric category - GOD BLESS! Thank you, PET MEDS.
Date published: 2011-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saving drug!! My cat, Maya started loosing weight, was prone to eye infections, ate and drank water constantly but was weak and very thin, and was basicaly on deaths door. Our vet diagnosed thyroid problems. Maya has responded to the medication beautifully. She is an old cat, but she is definately enjoying her life now instead of barely making it through another day. She is a sweet loving pet and I am so thankful that this medication has dramatically improved her quality of life..
Date published: 2011-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Price!!! When I found out my cat Betsy (19 yrs. old) needed thyroid meds I immediately bought if from the vet. It cost me over $60 for just a months supply. I went home and checked 1-800PetMeds and was floored when I found out I can get the same Methimazole for half the price. I will never buy anything from the vet again. My cat is doing better than ever. Thank you Pet Meds!!!
Date published: 2011-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THANK YOU, PETMEDS My heartfelt thanks go out to Petmeds. My pet Baby is doing well. I received her Methimazole medication just in time. I will never go to any other source for Baby's medication needs. THANKS, AGAIN from me and Baby.
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat, Sammie, is now 17 years old. About a year ago she began vomiting and losing weight. Sammie had always been healthy and, when I took her to the vet, she diagnosed her with an overactive thyroid. Methimazole has helped her regain some of her weight and, believe it or not, become playful again! I feel fortunate to be able to get Sammie's med at an affordable price.
Date published: 2011-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Methimazole's working for Foo In December 2010 my 13 year old cat was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid after at least 1 month of vomiting and loss of appetite. Her symptoms pretty much disappeared right away (I have to give her 2 5mg pills per day stuffed in a Pill Pocket). I ran out of the pills for 2 or 3 days and her symptoms came back right away. This medicine really seems to be working!
Date published: 2011-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from His pills Malcolm is 12 years old. He has a hyperactive Thyroid for which I give him Methiamazolle. He does well on it. Without it he has a ravenous appetite and his coat looks scruffy. His heartbeat is also rapid. He takes 1.5 pills twice a day. The alternative was to treat his Thyroid gland with radioactive iodine. This means a week long stay at a vet which would cost at least a thousand dollars. He would be very upset to have to be away from home for a week. The pills are easy to give. He takes them well. He prefers the coated ones but either way it's a better choice.
Date published: 2011-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! Our 15 year old cat Mona had lost almost 50% of her body weight in a very short period of time. She was very skiddish and hungry all the time. We started her on this med and she's a totally new kitty! Her ribs don't stick out anymore and she's much happier in general. We look forward to many more happy years with her in our lives. :)
Date published: 2011-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hunter's Health We have a big 13 year old Maine Coon Cat-24" long (nose to butt) & 14" high that we truly love!! Our 30 Lb. boy,had lost alot of weight and weighed 18.6 Lbs when we took him for a check-up, the Vet found a lump on his thyroid and gave us 3 options; very expensive nuclear medicine, surgery,or medicine. We opted for the medicine even though he doesn't take pills well at all!! (Ever tried to force feed a snarling tiger?) We have been VERY happy with the results as his appetite has returned, he's putting on weight again & and he even likes his medicine!! We have been able to save a lot of money on his medication by using 1-800-Pet-Meds and everyone there has been so kind!! Thank-you for being such a compassionate company!!
Date published: 2011-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Merhiamazole Our cat coudl either take the 3 gramsof Methiamazoe or get a surgically removed thyroidl We opted foe the pills. She loves them. No problem. The vet was so expensive! Now that we can get it at a discounted price we are so happyl
Date published: 2010-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! Ashley has been taking Methimazole for almost 2 years now and she is maintaining her weight and doing well for a 18 year old kitty. We're so glad we took her to the Vet in time to get her on this medication. We initially used the liquid form which she totally disliked so we use the tablets. We crush them up and sprinkle them on her wet food. Works great!
Date published: 2010-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back to Normal I suspected something was amiss with the way Cleo had been acting so it was off to the Vet who confirmed a thyroid condition. Methimazole is now a twice daily event, and she is back to normal, normal that is for being 16. It must taste pretty good because she is very persnickity about everything.
Date published: 2010-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product My little kitty, Samantha, has been on Methimazole for 1 1/2 years now. She no longer has a lump on her thyroid and is maintaining her weight.
Date published: 2010-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Methimazole Best results using methimazole twice a day. Vet recommended for hyperthyroidism. I disolve it in a little tuna juice instead of crushing it in cat food. works well....
Date published: 2010-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great alternative to the brand My Eddie is 16 years old and has been on Tapazole for about 2 years now because of hyperthyroidism. It has been a very effective drug, yet getting it from the vet was expensive and a nuisance to go back every 6 weeks for a refill. I discovered the generic drug and have been pleased...both in price and the effectiveness! While Eddie's thyroid numbers are considered normal, he's still on the thin side, mainly because of his age. Aside from the thyroid issue, he's a very healthy old guy and I love him dearly. He's now got a 'carte blanche' diet as prescribed from his vet, and he's so happy with all the yummy, higher calorie foods.... especially his pill pockets!
Date published: 2010-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very effective The methimazole is like a miracle drug for my cat Sputnik and turned him from a hyperactive emaciated animal into a happy 15 year old. He is now of normal weight and is a loving lap cat. I would highly recommend this medicine if recommended by the vets blood test. He will eat this pill easily if it is imbedded in a soft cat treat like whisker lickens
Date published: 2010-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Difference! Bentley was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism recently when I noticed that he had lost four pounds in the last year (which is a lot for a cat). When I moved in with my parents in October '09, he weight 14.5 pounds. By August '10, he was 10.2 pounds. His hair was falling out and thinning drastically. My vet put Bentley on this medication at 2.5 mg in late August to get him used to it, then increased it to 5 mg three weeks ago. Within this past month, I've noticed that his hair is coming back and has gotten a little thicker. He's even gained a 1/2 pound. He's doing quite well on it. He knows when it's time for his medication because as soon as I shake the bottle, he waits patiently to get it. The one good thing about this medication is that it's very small for the cat to swallow. The tablet can also be split in half if necessary (which is how I give him the entire 5 mg dosage - 2.5 mg twice a day). Keeping Bentley on a restricted dosage time helps as well, and I think he will get better as time progresses.
Date published: 2010-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Methimazxole 5 mg tabs Sami has been on thyroid medication for about 4 years now and it's probably extended her life. This is the first time I have used PetMeds and it was an excellent experience. Pet Meds was honest, straight-forward and quick to turn around the order once they received it.
Date published: 2010-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no improvement Wish I could say what many reviewers have written but not the case with my Kitty. She is very ILL with the Thyroid disease and since being on this medication, I see NO improvement overall. In fact yesterday, was the worst ever, refused to eat her wet food and special treats, but today she is some better. I know my precious kitty, I rescued her her in FL, she moved to CA with me and is now 11 yrs old but might weigh 4lbs if that. Each day Is Precious to have her love but SAD to see her slipping away so slowly. Overall she is far too ill and too late for this med.
Date published: 2010-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Methimazole Sammy is 12 years old, he was down to 9lbs when we first found out that he had hyperthyroid problems. He gain back 2lbs then lost weight again, we are having trouble getting his dosage right. He now takes 1 1/2 tablets 2 times a day. We mix it in with wet food, just enough to be sure he eats it all, then we feed him regularly. He went down to 8lbs this summer, so once again we are trying to get him stabilized. He has been taking the new dosage for 2 weeks now, but he looks just the same.
Date published: 2010-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My cat Master Simon will be 17 this year. He had lost weight and had crazy eating habits because of his hyperthyroidism. Since being on Methimazole he has gained weight and his eating habits are normal. He is much better off because of this drug. His quality of life has improved greatly.
Date published: 2010-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from ad is deceiving. The bottle shown is a 100 tab bottle, I thought i was ordering .50 a bottle the way it was written on the order.. That is why i jumped on it, what a deal.. Instead i am only getting 10 tablets ,not 10 bottles
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great medicine My cat Trixie is 14 years old and became "hyperthyroid a couple of years ago. It's very common for older cats. My vet recommended the Methimazole and she is thriving. She was always a tiny cat but was down to 6ish pounds. My vet put her on 2 tablets a day am and pm and she became a cuddly cat again. Being hyperthyroid also made her "very cranky". But after a couple of weeks she was sleeping more and doing much better. I've used pill pockets but she would chew around them and spit the pill out. Then I figured I could disolve them in tuna fish juice and alittle tuna and she gobbled it up. Her kidneys are effected but she still seems to be doing well.
Date published: 2010-04-08
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Questions

I would ALSO like to know if you have the tuna or chicken chews of Methimazole. Please reply.

Asked by: mm
I'm sorry. We only have the non-flavored tablets. Methimazole tuna or chicken chews are prepared in a compounding pharmacy.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

methimazole was prescribed to my cat in ointment form .01 mg twice a day. What is the equivalent in tablet form?

Asked by: bambi
To give a dose of 0.01 mg you would need to break the 5 mg tablet into 500 pieces and give 1 piece. This is impossible which is why the medication needs to be compounded the way it is.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is felimazole the same med as methimazole?

If not, do you carry Felimazole?
Asked by: BC kitty
Felimazole is a brand of methimazole available as chewable tablets. We do not carry Felimazole but we do have methimazole tablets.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Are there any side effects to humans when methimazole is crushed

Asked by: bubba
There should be no side effect. Just try as best as possible to not breathe in any of the powder as the methimazole is being crushed.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

What are the worst side effects of methimazole?

Hi, I had a 14 year old domestic male neutered cat who has losing weight for the last year. He was always hungry. I took him to the vet and he was prescribed Methimazole, half of the 5mg pill twice a day. Otherwise, he was pretty healthy for his age. My cat has been on these pills for the week. His stool became very soft, and he was vomiting every other day. Our check up was due in a few days, but couple days before an appointment he laid down with us in bed and died. Does this medication loosen up heart muscles and had something to do with his death? Thank you
Asked by: Yurgy
Side effects that can occur can include an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Stop giving methimazole and contact your veterinarian at once if your pet develops any of these serious side effects; fever, chills, body aches; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; blood in the urine or stools; severe blistering, peeling, and skin rash; nausea, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice. Continue giving methimazole and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences headache, drowsiness, dizziness; mild nausea, or vomiting; itching; muscle, joint, or nerve pain; swelling; hair loss.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Methimazole Topical

I have been using the topical cream in the earlobe for several months. The cat disliked the pill, even crushed, even hidden. Will you be selling the topical cream?
Asked by: Cher
The topical cream is specially prepared in a compounding pharmacy. It is not commerically available. Unfortunately, We do not offer compounding services.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2020-02-22

Is it more dangerous to give a three year rabies injection than a one year rabies injection for a cat taking methimazole?

Asked by: Sunny
I know of no reason why a cat being given methimazole cannot also be given a 3 year rabies vaccine instead of the 1 year vaccine.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

What does methimazole look like?

I have a question, my 17 year old cat was put on methimazole 5mg several months ago. She just went back on 1/22/11 for her blood work and the prescription was refilled. I remember the first rx as a small round pill. This rx has a T4 imprinted and is a small oval pill and has a 5 l 0 listed on the other side. Can you tell me if the manafacture changed the look of the pill?
Asked by: rnapier103
I am not familiar with a medication with the marking T4 on one side and 510 on the other. It's possible it's from a manufacturer I'm not familiar with. If you received this from your veterinarian you should ask him/her what the product is.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Does this come in a flavored liquid and how much would it cost? ex. Chicken flavor

Asked by: Gloria
I'm sorry but we only sell methimazole tablets. You need to go to a pharmacy that does compounding in order to get this prepared as a flavored liquid.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Methimazole in Compounded Format

My cat will not take these pills. In a previous answer, you indicated if this was the case you'd try to locate a compounding pharmacy in a person's area. My area is: Staten Island, New York 10314. Help please!!! Thank you.
Asked by: Kari
Hi Kari- can I ask why your cat won't take the methimazole? Just curious. Jill
Answered by: Jilly
Date published: 2013-10-22

Do you carry methimazole in a 10mg pill and if so how much per pill?

Asked by: spider
We only carry methimazole 5 mg tablets. You would need to give 2 tablets as a single dose to equal one 10 mg tablets.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

My cat has hyperthyroid. What is the best blood test level.

Asked by: ilmor
Your veterinarian uses blood tests that measure levels of T3 and T4 to monitor thyroid function.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Do you ship to Canada?

Do you ship to Canada? What about the Rx i this case?
Asked by: Mariola
Yes we do ship to Canada.
Answered by: 1800Petmeds Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can I obtain methimazole in transdermal gel ?

IIt is a twist a dose pen form. I buy it now from Vet - but high cost - and cat will need it for her entire life. The dose is 5mg/0.05ml. I understand you would need prescription. If you can get it for me at a better price than I'm paying. I would be grateful. I am senior on fixed income. Thank you. Esther Berk
Asked by: Esther
Hi Esther, methimazole transdermal gel is a compounded medication and can be obtained from a compounding pharmacy. We do not compound medication here at 1800petmeds. If you are not able to locate a compounding pharmacy in your area please give one of our pharmacists a call so they can help you locate one.
Answered by: 1800Petmeds Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can you provide Tapazole in the chewable form?

My cat currently has the chewable/tuna form of Tapazole and takes half of a 5mg chewable tablet per night.
Asked by: BJ
We do not currently carry the chewable form of Tapazole.
Answered by: 1800Petmeds Pharmacist
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can methimazole come in liquid form?

A pharmist provided a chicken flavored liquid methimazole 10mg. as our cat canot easily be given it in pill form!!
Asked by: mikie
Unfortunately, 1-800-PetMeds does not offer this compounding service.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Can profender be applied while taking methimazole?

My cat approximately 10 years old lost 5.5 pounds and went from 11.5 lbs. to 6 lbs. She was diagnosed with hyperthrodism and prescribed methimazole. She was also found to have parasites and was treated with profender the same day she started taking methimazole. (She is an indoor/outdoor cat.) We are worried because she has stopped eating and we are trying to figure out if it is a reaction to methimazole or a reaction from both profendor and methimazole?
Asked by: spot
Loss of appetite is one of the possible side effects for both methimazole and Profender
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Update on Simon and a thank you note!

Thank you so much for caring enough to answer my question. Simon died on June 18, 2009. I had stopped both the Methimazole and the Yucca since, like you, I suspected a side effect from the Methimazole. Unfortunately, even though I called his Vet. and took him back for him to see, he looked into Simon's eyes (?), then showed us the X-Rays taken on May 29, pointing out something in Simon's chest (that he had missed the previous time). Then just told us that Simon was dying and to make him comfortable. No further explanation. I was in shock. We knew (because of the X-rays) that Simon also had "other" medical problems (possible lymphomas) but I never thought that the Vet. would not consider this when prescribing Methimazole. Unfortunately, Simon had fluids in his stomach (possible pus or bleeding), and anemic, I was told by an Internal medicine Vet. at the hospital where I took him after I made a few phone calls because I was not pleased with our Vet.'s response and watching how my poor cat was faiding away, though still eating and going to the bathroom days after his Vet. gave up on him. Not soon enough. I wish I had not agreed to give Methimazole to Simon since bleeding is one of the side effects....obviously even more important in an animal with other medical problems. Simon was the most loving cat in our home even the medical staff said "he is the most loving cat we have seen in this hospital" , after meeting him. Need not to say how everyone that saw me crying with my cat in my arms, had their eyes red and a very difficult time holding their tears! Some did cry. It was a very sad, sad day for all of us at home, I failed my cat after the 10 wonderful years of unconditional love and joy he gave us. I hope he is better now and has forgiven me.
Asked by: Khalie
Khalie, our sympathies to you and your family on the loss of a wonderful pet. We also have a cat named Simon who is now 18 years old and is hyperthyroid, so we can relate. Please don't blame yourself. You did everything for your pet that is humanly possible to do, including seeking the advice of a veterinarian. I am positive that your Simon is now healthy and happy, and enjoying his time with the Lord and all the other animals that have gone on before us (we will see them again....). I'm sure he does not blame you one bit. In fact, he knows how much you loved him and all that you tried to do for him. Now you just need to forgive yourself.
Answered by: Deb
Date published: 2013-10-22

is it ok to give pepcid with methimazole?

Asked by: lyn
Yes. I am not familiar with any drug interaction between methimazole and Pepcid.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

how many in pkg?

my cat takes 2 methimazole 5 mg a day
Asked by: Pat
Methimazole is sold per tablet based on the number of tablets the veterinarian prescribes.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

What are the side effects of Methimazole for cats?

Asked by: menew
Methimazole has a lot of potential side effects some of which can be dangerous. Stop giving methimazole and contact your veterinarian at once if your pet develops any of these serious side effects; fever, chills, body aches; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; blood in the urine or stools; severe blistering, peeling, and skin rash; nausea, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving methimazole and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences headache, drowsiness, dizziness; mild nausea, or vomiting; itching; muscle, joint, or nerve pain; swelling; hair loss
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

is swelling of the face one side effect of usage

two weeks after taking medicine my cat's face swelled - is this one of the side effects and what should I do, besides stopping the medication in the meanwhile.
Asked by: maria
I need to tell you to contact your veterinarian. It's possible your pet is allergic to this medication.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Do you have methimazole in ointment form? It's so much easier to administer.

Asked by: Barbara
Unfortunately 1-800-PetMeds does not offer compounding services and this product must be prepared by a compounding pharmacy.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

My cat on thyroid meds wets around the house, has checked negative for urinary tract infection. I really need help to solve this problem.

12 yr old cat in a four cat household, has history of wetting on any handbag or luggage left in living area. Now wetting has moved to carpeted areas .
Asked by: addie
IF your cat is hyperthyroid & IF your vet did not already test kidney function, please have him/her do so, and/or get another vet. Hyperthyroidism can mask declining kidney function by causing increased blood flow to kidneys, so when hyperthyroidism is treated, kidney probs can come to light. If no kidney probs found, make sure you have plenty of cat boxes (at least 4 or 5, many experts suggest 1 per cat plus an extra) that are scooped regularly. If all this is OK, then perhaps it's a behavioral issue.
Answered by: SoCalCats
Date published: 2013-10-22

Is liquid methiamazole available?

If yes, cost for a one month supply and where do I order?
Asked by: Fredly
Yes - my vet referred me to a lab that made this medication in liquid form - I don't have the name with me at the moment but will find it and get back to you. I will tell you that the liquid was not very pleasant to smell (at least to my person) and I was not happy to take it that way. I now use the pill form and my person puts it in cheese - yum yum!
Answered by: JackCat
Date published: 2018-09-03

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I would like you to also carry: Gabapentin 20 MG for Jenny Persian Amlodipine .5mg for Jenny Persian What we have ordered Jenny is doing great!
Asked by: Sheri
Thanks for your request. Gabapentin 20mg and amlodipine 0.5mg are not commercially available. They must be compounded in a pharmacy that offers compounding services. I'm sorry, but 1-800-PetMeds does not offer compounding services.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

IS THE RABIE VACCINE A LIVE VACCINE?

I WAS AT MY VETS THE OTHER DAY AND HE INSISTED THAT MY CAT HAVE THE RABIES VACCINE BECAUSE SHE WAS OVER DUE I EXPRESSED CONCERN BECAUSE OF HER BEING ON METHIMAZOLE AM I CORRECT???
Asked by: DIANE
In humans there is a risk that methimazole can lower the white blood cell count making the pet more susceptible to the virus in a live virus vaccine. This could be extrapolated to the effects in animals. Your veterinarian may know from his practice experience that this is not the case with cats.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Why is one brand .45 per tablet and the other one is $1.59 per tablet?

Asked by: Redindesert
I am assuming you are comparing the brand name, Tapazole, with the generic version, methimazole.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

can Methimazole pills be mashed up and given in food

Asked by: Reeny
Yes it can, but only in an amount of food that you know will be eaten completely.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

does the methimazole gel off the ear affect the person giving it

Also what flavor does the chewables come in my cat is not taking the pill good and the vet says only toher optin is the radioactive therapy
Asked by: snook
If you are using the gel, you should be wearing rubber gloves when applying it, otherwise it can be absorbed into your body as well. As to the flavor of the chewable tablet, we do not carry it and I am not familiar with what the flavor is.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22
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What is Methimazole?

Methimazole is used to treat hyperthyroidism in cats. Methimazole is used to treat overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). It is also used before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment. It has largely replaced propylthiouracil in this treatment process since it has a lower incidence of adverse side effects. Methimazole requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Cats

Benefits:

  • Effectively treats hyperthyroidism in cats
  • Rapid results
  • Affordably sold per tablet

How does Methimazole work?

Hyperthyroidism is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Methimazole inhibits the production of thyroid hormones.

Cautions:

Blood tests must be done to check for proper dosage. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not give your pet a live vaccine while giving methimazole. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops signs of an infection.

Brand Name:

Tapazole (Jones)

Generic Name:

Methimazole

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Methimazole to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to methimazole or if your pet has liver disease, a blood cell disorder, or a weak immune system. Tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or nursing. Inform your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements your pet may be taking while receiving methimazole.

What is the most important information I should know about Methimazole?

Methimazole is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in cats. Methimazole is available as a 5mg scored tablet. The usual initial dose for cats is 5mg every 8 to 12 hours. Do not give methimazole to pregnant or nursing animals. Methimazole can increase the risk of bleeding. Methimazole can lower the blood cells that help fight infections. Your veterinarian will need to give blood tests on a regular basis to be sure these blood cells do not get too low. Do not give the pet a "live" vaccine while the pet is taking methimazole. Methimazole is needed for the life of the pet. If the medication is stopped, the symptoms will reappear.

How should Methimazole be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give in larger amounts, or give it for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Methimazole can be given with or without food. Allow plenty of water for the pet to drink. Store methimazole at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What are the possible side effects of Methimazole?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving methimazole and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Stop giving methimazole and contact your veterinarian at once if your pet develops any of these serious side effects; fever, chills, body aches; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; blood in the urine or stools; severe blistering, peeling, and skin rash; nausea, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving methimazole and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences headache, drowsiness, dizziness; mild nausea, or vomiting; itching; muscle, joint, or nerve pain; swelling; hair loss. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Methimazole?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Methimazole to my pet?

Do not give the pet a "live" vaccine while the pet is taking methimazole. Contact your veterinarian at once if your pet develops signs of an infection.

What other drugs will affect Methimazole?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking theophylline (Theo-Dur), warfarin (Coumadin), digoxin (Lanoxin), a beta blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor), or propranolol (Inderal). Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Methimazole. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Methimazole Directions:

  • Methimazole is a prescription medication used by veterinarians to treat overactive (hyper) thyroid in cats.
  • Methimazole is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for cats.
  • Methimazole is also used before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment.
  • Periodic blood tests will be necessary while the cat is taking this medication.
Tip:

Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Methimazole can be given with or without food.

Methimazole Dosage for Cats:

Cats:
WeightDosage
All weightsThe usual initial dose varies from 2.5-5mg 2 or 3 times a day. Periodic blood testing is required to monitor liver function and for any toxic effects on blood cells
Methimazole Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Methimazole Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store methimazole at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Methimazole Ingredients:

Methimazole
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Methimazole5 mg
Other Ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate, Povidone, Talc, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Corn Starch.

What is Methimazole?

Methimazole is used to treat hyperthyroidism in cats. Methimazole is used to treat overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). It is also used before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment. It has largely replaced propylthiouracil in this treatment process since it has a lower incidence of adverse side effects. Methimazole requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold per tablet.

For:

Cats

Benefits:

  • Effectively treats hyperthyroidism in cats
  • Rapid results
  • Affordably sold per tablet

How does Methimazole work?

Hyperthyroidism is a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Methimazole inhibits the production of thyroid hormones.

Cautions:

Blood tests must be done to check for proper dosage. Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Do not give your pet a live vaccine while giving methimazole. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet develops signs of an infection.

Brand Name:

Tapazole (Jones)

Generic Name:

Methimazole

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Methimazole to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has an allergy to methimazole or if your pet has liver disease, a blood cell disorder, or a weak immune system. Tell your veterinarian if the pet is pregnant or nursing. Inform your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements your pet may be taking while receiving methimazole.

What is the most important information I should know about Methimazole?

Methimazole is a prescription medication not FDA approved for veterinary use; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in cats. Methimazole is available as a 5mg scored tablet. The usual initial dose for cats is 5mg every 8 to 12 hours. Do not give methimazole to pregnant or nursing animals. Methimazole can increase the risk of bleeding. Methimazole can lower the blood cells that help fight infections. Your veterinarian will need to give blood tests on a regular basis to be sure these blood cells do not get too low. Do not give the pet a "live" vaccine while the pet is taking methimazole. Methimazole is needed for the life of the pet. If the medication is stopped, the symptoms will reappear.

How should Methimazole be given?

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. Do not give in larger amounts, or give it for longer than recommended by your veterinarian. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Methimazole can be given with or without food. Allow plenty of water for the pet to drink. Store methimazole at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What are the possible side effects of Methimazole?

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving methimazole and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives). Stop giving methimazole and contact your veterinarian at once if your pet develops any of these serious side effects; fever, chills, body aches; easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; blood in the urine or stools; severe blistering, peeling, and skin rash; nausea, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, jaundice. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving methimazole and talk to your veterinarian if your pet experiences headache, drowsiness, dizziness; mild nausea, or vomiting; itching; muscle, joint, or nerve pain; swelling; hair loss. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Methimazole?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Methimazole to my pet?

Do not give the pet a "live" vaccine while the pet is taking methimazole. Contact your veterinarian at once if your pet develops signs of an infection.

What other drugs will affect Methimazole?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is taking theophylline (Theo-Dur), warfarin (Coumadin), digoxin (Lanoxin), a beta blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), metoprolol (Lopressor), or propranolol (Inderal). Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Methimazole. Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines.

Methimazole Directions:

  • Methimazole is a prescription medication used by veterinarians to treat overactive (hyper) thyroid in cats.
  • Methimazole is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for cats.
  • Methimazole is also used before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment.
  • Periodic blood tests will be necessary while the cat is taking this medication.
Tip:

Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals. Methimazole can be given with or without food.

Methimazole Dosage for Cats:

Cats:
WeightDosage
All weightsThe usual initial dose varies from 2.5-5mg 2 or 3 times a day. Periodic blood testing is required to monitor liver function and for any toxic effects on blood cells
Methimazole Dosage for Dogs:
Dogs
Do not use!
Methimazole Dosage for Horses:
Horses
Do not use!
Storage:

Store methimazole at room temperature, away from moisture and heat.

Methimazole Ingredients:

Methimazole
Active Ingredients (per tablet)Amount
Methimazole5 mg
Other Ingredients: Lactose Monohydrate, Povidone, Talc, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Corn Starch.