To provide the freshest product possible, VetRxDirect makes most compounded medications to order after we receive prescription authorization from your veterinarian. Occasionally, this may add an additional day or two to our shipping terms. We appreciate your understanding of this policy.
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Prescription Methimzaole transdermal gel provides fast, effective, long-term treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats. The gel, mixed for your cat’s specific dosage needs, reduces the amount of thyroid hormone produced in the thyroid gland.
Hyperthyroidism can be a life-long condition that causes a range of uncomfortable symptoms in cats. If your cat is suffering from hyperthyroidism, your veterinarian may prescribe Methimazole. This medication slows hormone production in the thyroid gland and can be used for long-term control of the condition. Exact dosing is critical to successful treatment so we blend the right amount of Methimazole into an easy-to-apply gel just for your cat. Just rub it right into your cat’s skin as directed by your veterinarian.
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Methimazole is highly effective for treating cats with hyperthyroidism. This medication controls the condition by slowing the production of thyroid hormones. When mixed to your cat’s specific needs, Methimazole can quickly and effectively control your pet’s medical condition and keep her more comfortable and healthy over the long term. Please note that VetRxDirect only compounds (or mixes) Methimazole based on a veterinarian’s prescription.
Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel
The dosage and formulation of Methimazole can be customized to make your cat’s ongoing hyperthyroidism treatment more effective and easy to manage. The transdermal gel formula contains the exact amount of the medication your cat needs in an easy-to-apply gel that is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.
The normal dosage of Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel is 1.25mg-10mg given once or twice a day. Refer to your prescription for the exact dose your cat needs.
Compounded Methimazole Storage
Store this medication at room temperature away from direct light. Keep it out of reach of children.
Because this medication is mixed to order for your cat, it should be used within 3 months. Do not keep the medication beyond the use date.
Side effects of Methimazole are generally rare. Reported side effects include: anorexia, vomiting, lethargy, self-excoriation (clawing and biting), and excessive scratching of the face.
Methimazole Cautions and Warnings
If you notice side effects of this medication, consult your veterinarian or pharmacist.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Methimazole for Cats by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Compounded Methimazole Transdermal Gel, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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VetRxDirect's professional staff will provide answers to any relevant questions about this product. Specific questions related to dosages and recommendations are best answered by your pet's veterinarian.
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Unfortunately, we are only licensed to ship within the United States, with approval from a licensed United States veterinarian.
The methimazole transdermal gel that we compound does not need to be refrigerated. We recommend storing this medication at room temperature, away from direct light.
Do you ship to the UK? Do you accept prescription from uk vet? My cat is taking methimazole but it very expensive here. Thank you Sonia
Unfortuantely, we are not licensed to ship to the UK, nor can we accept prescriptions from any veterinarians except those licensed in the United States.
This medication should be applied to the skin of your cat’s inner ear and rubbed in well completely, leaving no visible excess gel on the skin. Any excess visible gel will dry and not be fully absorbed. Your cat will not receive the intended dose if the gel is not rubbed in completely. It should not be necessary to clean the inner ear after each application. After repeated dosing, you may see a small amount of dried residual gel that becomes noticeable. You may use a wet washcloth to wipe the inner ear clean.
Typically, 5 mg of the methimazole transdermal gel is used in place of the methimazole 5 mg oral dose. If the gel strength is 5 mg of methimazole per 0.1 ml of gel, 0.1 ml will be applied to the hairless portion of the inner ear twice daily, alternating ears, and it is important for the ear skin to be clean and dry prior to application. At this strength, a syringe would contain ten doses. Your cat's veterinarian would determine the dose and the frequency the medication should be given.
Do you ship to the U.K.
Unfortuantely, we are licensed to ship within the United States, and can only accept prescriptions from licensed United States veterinarians.
Hi- I'm wondering how many syringes (or doses) come in the $7.99 price? Thanks.
This price is for a 1mL syringe that has 10 doses of the selected strength of methimazole.
Our transdermal gels include the medication listed in 1mL syringes. Typically, veterinarians will prescribe these drugs as a strength, in your case 5mg, per 0.1mL. Therefore, we would supply the 5mg/0.1mL methimazole variation and the dose volume would be 0.1mL, so a syringe would have 10 doses.
Your calculations are an equivalent strength to the above example. Regardless of the concentration prescribed, remember when ordering the product has a three month shelf life.
The manufacturer of the drug states the methimazole should not be stored above 86 degrees, but may be kept at up to 104 degrees for short periods during shipping and delivery. It may be best to choose expedited shipment method during checkout to limit the amount of time your pet's meds are exposed to higher temperatures.
The Compounded Methimaozle Transdermal Gel for Cats made at VetRxDirect is dosed per 0.1mL. The concentration prescribed for your cat is equal to 5mg/0.1mL and is available in 1mL syringes (10 doses) for $7.99.
Please call or e-mail a VetRxDirect customer service representative to discuss the exact dose of methimazole your cat is taking for an accurate pricing quote.
For example, if your cat is currently taking half of a 5mg methimazole tablet twice daily, then ordering the 2.5mg/0.1ml methimazole transdermal gel would provide 2.5mg of methimazole per 0.1ml of gel. Each 1ml syringe priced at $7.99 would have 10 doses or 5 days worth of medication.