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
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.
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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:
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 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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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.
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.
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.
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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.