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Felimazole (methimazole) Coated Tablets for Cats

If your cat has an overactive thyroid gland, your veterinarian may prescribe FDA-veterinary approved Felimazole to help stabilize your cat’s condition. While Felimazole can’t stop the condition, it will help your cat feel better and improve her quality of life

  • Manages symptoms of hyperthyroidism in cats
  • FDA approved
  • Small, coated tablets for easy dosing

Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, in cats causes weight loss, increased appetite, excessive thirst, hair loss, and more. While there is no permanent treatment for hyperthyroidism, your veterinarian can help your cat feel better by regulating the thyroid with prescription Felimazole. The active ingredient in each small, coated pill is methimazole, which reduces the amount of the thyroid hormone your cat’s thyroid gland produces.  The result is a healthier cat and a better quality of life. 

 

What you should know about Felimazole

  • Talk to your veterinarian before using this product.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after giving this product.
  • Follow dosing directions exactly - don’t give your pet more medication than directed and don’t skip doses.
  • Read the label carefully for information about storage, possible side effects, and drug interactions.
Coated Tablet Pictures:

Felimazole: Methimazole for Cats - 2.5 Tablets Picture               Felimazole: Methimazole for Cats - 5mg Tablets Picture

Felimazole 2.5mg Tablet Picture                                Felimazole 5mg Tablet Picture

For additional information about Felimazole, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above. 

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Felimazole (methimazole) by following the link below:

Felimazole Client Information Sheet*

 

If you have questions or concerns about Felimazole, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.

 

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You can find a package insert which provides more detailed information on Felimazole (methimazole) Tablets's ndications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the link below:

Felimazole Package Insert*

 

Felimazole' package insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Felimazole (methimazole) tablet for the treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats.

 

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  • Q:

    I want to order the last 2 refills of Felimazole (methimazole) 5 mg. tabs for Sierra (cat), ordered by Troy A. Young, DVM.  It makes it more convenient for me, and gives me free shipping.  Can I do that?  OK to call my vet on this if needed.
    Asked on 3/29/2015 by Loleta from Marysville, CA, United States

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    • A:

      Loleta,

      Yes, that is fine to do. You will need to log into your online account and place an order, then we can get the refills applied.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 3/30/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Currently my female cat takes 5mg Methemazole chewable 1/2 2x daily; individuallly blister packed. i like to order tabs should I order 2.5mg or 5mg and cut the pill in half??? Please advise. 
    Asked on 1/22/2015 by Poes poes from New York, NY, United States

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    • A:

      Felimazole is a veterinary approved, non-chewable, coated tablet containing methimazole. The manufacturer warns not to crush or break the tablets and to wash hands with soap and water after administration to avoid exposure to drug. They also recommend to wear gloves to handle moistened or broken tablets. Splitting the coated tablets will expose the owner to the thyroid hormone reducing effects of the drug. Since methimazole is potentially a lifetime medication for cats suffering from hyperthyroidism, owners need to be aware that repeated handling of split, broken or moistened Felimazole tablets will increase the risk of decreased thyroid levels. If your cat’s dose is 2.5mg, we would recommend to order the Felimazole 2.5mg tablets.

      Answered on 3/2/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    If I have a Rx for methimazole 5mg #30 with 6 refills can I get 3 months at a time?
    Asked on 9/4/2014 by Jvertner from Canby, OR, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, you can get up to a years supply at a time.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 9/9/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Can I get this in a liquid?
    Asked on 3/18/2014 by DebbieJ from Woodstown, NJ, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Debbie,

      We compound methimazole (the active drug in Felimazole) into a suspension. It is available in a variety of strengths and flavors and can be found on the website by searching 'methimazole suspension'.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 3/20/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    would this med make my kitty throw up allot ?
    Asked on 10/18/2013 by laurie

    1 answer

    • A:

      Laurie,

      Adverse events attributed to methimazole commonly occur within the first few months of therapy and include vomiting, lack of appetite, and depression/lethargy as seen most often.  Gastrointestinal effects occur in about 10% of cats treated with methimazole.  If vomiting continues to be a problem, speak with your veterinarian on possible adjustments for your cat to better tolerate methimazole.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/21/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    If the pill is put in the cat"s food (she is not fooled by the pill pockets, is the medication rendered ineffective if is dissolves in the food?
    Asked on 10/6/2013 by Bertrice

    1 answer

    • A:

      Bertrice,

      There would be no way to determine the shelf-life or stability of the active ingredient, methimazole, if it were to be placed in your animal's food.  Methimazole is a bitter drug and if the tablet was crushed and placed in your cat's food she may not eat all of it.  The amount of medication taken would then be difficult to determine.  Please share your troubles pilling your cat with your cat's veterinarian.  The veterinarian may be able to help you with techniques on pilling your cat or other administration options for methimazole.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/7/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Can you halve a felimazole tablet or does it just break into a bunch of pieces and if you do halve it, will it be less effective?
    Asked on 10/1/2013 by Terri

    1 answer

    • A:

      Terri,

      Felimazole can be halved and breaks cleanly, however the coating on the tablet is covering a bitter taste, and cats may be less likely to take the pill because of the taste.  There is also the concern of being exposed to the medication, so, as with any medication, proper precautions should be taken when handling the tablets.  The medication is not less effective when split, as long as it is split evenly.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/1/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Can you ship this product in France as the product is more than twice as expensive in our countryThank you
    Asked on 8/16/2013 by ARROU-VIGNOD

    1 answer

    • A:

      We're sorry, but VetRxDirect does not ship outside the U.S.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 8/16/2013 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    can you show a picture of the tablet and describe the coating? What is tablet size?
    Asked on 8/1/2013 by Liz

    1 answer

    • A:

      Liz,

      Felimazole tablet pictures can now be found under the 'Description' tab above. Each tablet is 5mm in diameter.

      Felimazole tablets are sugar coated to mask the taste of methimazole.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

       

      Answered on 8/5/2013 by VetRxDirect
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5.0

A much better option...

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from Dallas, Texas

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  • Easy to administer to my cat.

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      Comments about Dechra Felimazole (methimazole):

      This is such much easier than the traditional medication. No dividing of pills. Easy to give.

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      5.0

      very fast service and delivery. Product is great.

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      from Bellingham WA

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      Cat needs thyroid medication.

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      5.0

      Great product and safe for cats!

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      from DeKalb, IL

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      Comments about Dechra Felimazole (methimazole):

      I have 2 cats with hyperthyroidism. This product controls the symptoms with very little side effect.

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      4.0

      Thyroid med

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      from NH

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      pill is not apealing to my cat need to flavor themA++++

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      5.0

      Super easy little pill!

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      from Eastern CT

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      Comments about Dechra Felimazole (methimazole):

      In fifty years of having cats I've never been able to give pills effectively. Vet gave me a pill shooter, and this tiny, coated pill just pops right in and down her throat. Yay!

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      I would buy this product again

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      from Marysville, CA

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      • Controls my cat's medical problem very well

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          Comments about Dechra Felimazole (methimazole):

          It is a very small pill and is given orally. Very easy to administer!

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          5.0

          Our older cat got her health back.

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          from near Franklin Pa.

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          Comments about Dechra Felimazole (methimazole):

          When we found out she needed this medication she started to bounce back in a couple of weeks. She's going on 16 and you wouldn't believe her at playtime. She's the fastest cat in the east! She's been taking it over a year.

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          5.0

          I WILL order this med again as long as Mandy needs it

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          from Neenah Wi

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          Comments about Dechra Felimazole (methimazole):

          I give "Mandy" my almost 15 y/o cat Felimazole 5 mg in the morning and 2.5 mg in the eve.

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again

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          from Royse City Tx

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          Very pleased with the service ,very polite and helpful people

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          5.0

          This product has been very beneficial to my cat.

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          from Oakdale PA

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          Comments about Dechra Felimazole (methimazole):

          I use this for my cat's overactive thyroid. I discovered that you can buy a pill grinder at any drugstore which makes it much easier to administer.

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