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Methimazole Suspension (Compounded)

Order online today or please call or e-mail VetRxDirect's compounding pharmacist at 866-761-6578 or info@vetrxdirect.com if your veterinarian has prescribed any variation from the listed dose strengths or quantities of this compounded medication.
  

Beyond Use Date:

It is recommended that Methimazole suspension be used within 3 months.  Due to the shelf life of this product, please limit orders to an 80 day supply.
 
 
The (Flavor) of the compounded suspension is listed in parentheses at the beginning of the variation name.

Methimazole Suspension

If your cat suffers from hyperthyroidism, your veterinarian may prescribe Methimazole. This fast-acting medication treats the condition by slowing the production of thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland.

 

  • Fast treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats
  • Customized dosing based on your cat’s needs
  • Oral suspension comes in four varieties: chicken, fish, beef, or unflavored

 

Hyperthyroidism can cause your cat to loose weight, shed, and suffer from a variety of other uncomfortable symptoms. While the condition cannot be cured, it can be treated effectively with prescription Methimazole. This medication works by controlling hormone production in the thyroid gland. We ensure that your cat gets the right dosage by mixing the exact amount of Methimazole that your cat needs into a flavored oral suspension, which is easy to give to your pet.

 

What you should know about Methimazole:

  • Talk to your veterinarian before using 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.

 

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

 

You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Compounded Methimazole Suspension by following the link below:

 

Methimazole Client Information Sheet*

 

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

 

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Methimazole Transdermal Gel and Liquid Suspension

Medication Fact Sheet 

 

** This medication was custom compounded for you based on the prescription orders of your veterinarian.**

 

Description of this Medication:

Methimazole is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism by inhibiting the production of the thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland.

 

How to Use this Medication:

The Transdermal Gel dosage form allows the medicine to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin of the animals ear.

  • Rub the prescribed amount of medication into the inside of the cat's ear where there is the least amount of fur.
  • Rub the gel in well using a protective finger cot.  Wash hands well following application of the medication.
  • There may be a residue remaining on the ear after the gel dries.  If a residue exists, it may be wiped off with a damp cloth or a cotton swab.
  • The gel may be stored at room temperature

 

The Suspension needs to be shaken well and is to be given orally using the oral syringe provided.

 

Normal Dosage:

The normal dosage of Methimazole is 1.25mg to 10mg given one-two times daily based on the prescribed volume to be administered.

 

Storage Requirements:

Store this medication at room temperature.  Protect from light.  Keep out of reach of children.

 

Beyond Use Date:

It is recommended that the Transdermal gel and the suspension be used within 3 months.  Do not keep medication beyond the use date.

 

Possible Side Effects:

Side effects of this medication are generally rare and may include anorexia, vomiting, lethargy, self-excoriation (clawing and biting), and excessive scratching of the face. 

 

Cautions and Warnings:

If side effects of the medication are noticed, consult your veterinarian or pharmacist.   

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  • Q:

    My cat has been on Methamazole for about a year now.  It has always been cloudy in appearance.  My latest refill of this liquid is clear in appearance, is this just another compound of this medicine or what?
    Asked on 5/6/2015 by Alan Hovorka from Michigan, United States

    1 answer

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      A:

      Methimazole is a prescription medication compounded in our VetRxDirect pharmacy. If you have questions or concerns about a compounded medication received by us, feel free to contact our pharmacy at 1-866-761-6578. We ask that you have your prescription bottle available, as our pharmacist will use the lot number listed on the prescription label to locate the proper records.

      Thank you,
      vetRxDirect

      Answered on 6/25/2015 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have a prescription for "Methimazole compounded to deliver 2.5 MG transdermally twice daily". I can't seem to find that product here. Do you carry it, and how much is a 30 day supply?
    Asked on 2/19/2015 by Jeanette from Texas

    1 answer

    • A:

      Jeanette,

      We do have that. You would either want to get the 2.5mg/0.1mL syringe or the 5mg/.01mL syringe. Each syringe is $7.99 and you would need 6 syringes of the 2.5mg strength or 3 syringes of the 5mg strength for a 30 day supply.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 2/19/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My cat has been taking 5mg twice a day in pill form. Can I put the liquid dose in food - or must it be orally?
    Asked on 11/26/2014 by Hatfieldsa from Atlanta

    1 answer

    • A:

      Giving your cat the 5mg dose in pill form is the best way to ensure that the cat receives the full dose and therapeutic benefit of methimazole. The liquid suspension may offer a more convenient means of dosing for owners unable to give a solid dosage form. If the liquid dose is not administered directly by mouth, there is the risk that the pet will not receive all of the medication. If the pet does not eat all of the food or if some of the liquid is not consumed, there will be inconsistent dosing resulting in the potential of underdosing your pet. If possible, we recommend administering medication by mouth.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/3/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Can this compound be added to food or is it only to be rubbed on the cat's ears? My cat needs less than 1 tablet (2.5 mg) and more than 1/2 tablet twice a day. I can't seem to cut the tablets evenly.
    Asked on 11/15/2014 by CindyCA from Poway, CA, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      The Methimazole suspension is a liquid and is given orally where as the Methimazole transdermal gel is rubbed on the cat's ears. If you wanted to give it orally with food, you would need to get the suspension.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 11/17/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Do you make a compounded tuna flavored chewable tablet of Methimazole 2,5 or 5mg?
    Asked on 11/8/2014 by Yvonne from Sarasota, Florida

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yvonne,

      We do not compound chewable tablets, but we do have a compounded suspension that is available in a fish flavor, if that would work.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 11/11/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Is this compounded form the kind you can rub behind a cats ear?
    Asked on 10/11/2014 by Christine69 from Middletown, ct.

    1 answer

    • A:

      This is a compound that you rub to the hairless portion of the inner ear of the cats ear.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/15/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    just curious how much is an avg dose per day, just so I can see if is within range to switch. I see 30 ml is 7.99 but how many doses is that for, 1 month? I understand you cant say for sure, just an avg
    Asked on 8/15/2014 by jakenrocky from Mpls, MN, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      It depends on the dosage given by your veterinarian. It differs with every patient so it is difficult to say what an average dose would be. If you give 1 milliliter a day, then it would be a 30 day supply but if you are giving 5 milliliters a day, it would only be a 6 day supply. You should check with your veterinarian to see what dosage you would be giving a day so you can more accurately tell how long a 30 ml bottle would last for you.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 8/19/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I inadvertantly put the bottle in the cupboard rather than the refrigerator for 12 hours. Can I stil use as the instructions say that the med should be refrigerated.
    Asked on 10/11/2013 by jeanie

    1 answer

    • A:

      Jeanie,

      None of our compounded suspensions require refrigeration.  This can vary from pharmacy to pharmacy.  You should follow the instructions on any medication bottle, and for concerns directly related to the storage and use of specific medications, contact the pharmacy where the medication was compounded.

      Thank you,

      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/11/2013 by VetRxDirect
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I recently moved to an area where I can only get this medicine in pill form. I was cutting the pills, or rather, trying to cut the pills into thirds to get the dosage he needs. It was impossible and his symptoms were starting to return. He was throwing up, getting skinny, urinating more than normal, and being irritable.

With Methimazole Suspension I can give him the exact, correct dose and he's thriving in his new home now!

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We were very happy with the speedy processing of our order and the good customer service with follow up emails regarding order status. Two things I think could be improved is the taste of the chicken flavor of the liquid medicine. Our cat seriously does not like it making administration a struggle. She did like a previous chicken flavored medicine we were using. We will try a different flavor next time. The other item is the syringe provided to squirt it in her mouth. It is colored instead of clear making it hard to see the medication inside and it seems much harder to push the plunger than previous syringes we have used.

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Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Suspension (Compounded):

I used to give my cat the pills, but after two months of forcing them down her throat because she wouldn't take them in treats or mixed in canned food, I switched to this. I mix it in canned food and she eats it right up.

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It looks like it's working! Vetrxdirect did all the work calling my vets office for me. I was told this medication was $60 per month. Found it here for close to half price.

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