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Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx

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What is Methimazole Transdermal Gel:

Methimazole is a medication used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) in pets, but especially cats. The medication used in the transdermal gel is the same as the tablets manufactured commercially but the difference is the delivery of the medication. Transdermal means across the skin. The transdermal gel is a thick gel containing methimazole which is applied to the skin of the pet and is absorbed through the skin to the bloodstream. The gel will arrive in syringes marked for easy dosing and administration. VetRxDirect will also supply some finger cots for you to place over your finger when applying the gel to prevent you from absorbing the medication. The advantages of the transdermal gel include not having to worry about giving your pet tablets and having a custom dose available for your pet.

What else should you know about Methimazole Transdermal Gel:

Methimazole transdermal gel is not manufactured commercially so it is compounded by our expert pharmacy compounding staff. It is important to order your refills a few days ahead of time because the product needs to be made for your pet. Methimazole transdermal gel expires after 90 days after it’s been made, so pay close attention to the expiration date on your label. Quantities and charges ordered exceeding the beyond use date will be adjusted to hopefully prevent your pet’s medication from expiring before they are finished.

What strengths of Methimazole Transdermal Gel are available:

The compounds are made to fit the prescription we receive so virtually any strength can be made. This specific product is already available in 1.25 mg/0.1 mL, 2.5 mg/0.1 mL, 3 mg/0.1 mL, 3.5 mg/0.1 mL, 4 mg/0.1 mL, 5 mg/0.1 mL, 6 mg/0.1 mL, 6.25 mg/0.1 mL, 7.5 mg/0.1 mL, 8 mg/0.1 mL, 10 mg/0.1 mL, 11 mg/0.1 mL, 12.5 mg/0.1mL, 13 mg/0.1 mL and 15mg/0.1 mL. This means there’s x milligrams of methimazole in each tenth of a milliliter. A 1 mL amber syringe will contain 10 x the strength of methimazole total, so pay close attention to the dose your veterinarian prescribes and always ask questions you have. You may also call VetRxDirect with any questions you may have about dosing or this product in general.

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

Methimazole Client Information Sheet*

 

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

 

*This link opens in a new window.

Methimazole Transdermal Gel

To provide the freshest product possible, VetRxDirect makes 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.

Beyond Use Date:

It is recommended the Transdermal gel and the suspension be used within 3 months.  Do not keep medication beyond the use date.  Quantities and charges ordered exceeding the beyond use date will be adjusted.

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.

  • Treats hyperthyroidism in cats
  • Customized dosing for your cat
  • Topical gel is easy to apply
  • Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying this medication.

 

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.

 

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.
 

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  • Q:

    We are from the UK and looking for a supply of Methimazole Transdermal 5Mg.0.1ml. We have a prescription from our Vet here in the UK. Can you please tell me the process for placing an order to yourselves for supply to our Home in the UK.
    Asked on 6/3/2015 by fuggleb from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

    1 answer

    • A:

      We unfortunately no not ship to the UK, just within the United States at this time.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 6/4/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I need 50mi how much will that cost
    Asked on 5/26/2015 by BETTYE from BKLYN,NY

    1 answer

    • A:

      All strengths of the Methimazole transdermal gel are $7.99 per syringe.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 5/27/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Do I mail you a prescription, or can the vet call in the order?
    Asked on 5/19/2015 by Mimismom from Raleigh, NC, United States

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    • A:

      You have to place an order and then we will send a fax to the vet for the approval.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 5/27/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I have been buying this for a while, but now my vet feels that we should make the prescription a little stronger.  It was 3.75 and we're thinking of upping it to 4.5.  4.5 does not seem to be an option; the option goes from 4.0 to 5.0.  Can I get 4.5?
    Asked on 4/6/2015 by GEnyc from NYC

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    • A:

      Please contact VetRxDirect at 1-866-761-6578 and discuss this with one of our customer service representatives.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/17/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Hi, are you able to send to England?
    Asked on 3/31/2015 by tabby cat from Kent, England

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    • A:

      Unfortunately no, we only ship within the United States at this time.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/2/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My cat has just started the transdermal gel and I received the first supply directly from the vet. She is getting 5 mg per day to be applied in a single dose(once a day) Also was told to clean the ears with baby wipes. What do you recommend?
    Asked on 3/23/2015 by claire35 from northern Louisiana

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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 6/16/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    can I get this gel with out a vet script or metrimazole 100 tablets 5 mgs for 24.95 including shipping. I usually get it but my vet won't fill the script and I don't hv the money for the bw. My cat has been taking 3 half's a day and I'm running out of pil
    Asked on 2/8/2015 by Jane9 from Chester, PA, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Methimazole is a prescription drug requiring authorization through your pet's veterinarian regardless of the dosage form. We offer free shipping on most orders over $39. We recommend talking with your veterinarian about your options. Thank you.

      Answered on 2/9/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My vet has prescribed trapazole  transdermal 50mg/ml  with a twice daily dose of 0.1ml.  Which product do have that is equivalent and how many vials would I need for a months supply?  How much would a months supply average in cost?
    Asked on 1/16/2015 by catlover2015 from Florida, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      You would need to order the Methimazole transdermal gel 5mg/0.1ml. Our syringes come in a milliliter syringe so you would need 6 syringes to last a month. Each syringe is $7.99 so for 6 it would be about $48.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/19/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    how many doses are in a package of Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx for $7.99?
    Asked on 1/12/2015 by ruger22com from Mobile, AL, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      The transdermal gel comes in a 1mL syringe which typically have 10 doses in it, depending on the dosing instructions.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/16/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    My cat has been prescribed Methimazole 2.5mg/0.1mg anhydrous 18ml. Is this the same medication as on this website that I am viewing?
    Asked on 12/29/2014 by Nellabella from Australia

    1 answer

    • A:

      Your veterinarian is requesting a gel base or other suitable vehicle for the topical administration of methimazole that does not contain water. VetRxDirect does offer the methimazole 2.5mg/0.1ml gel for application to the skin of the inner ear, however, the gel base does contain water as part of its inactive ingredients. VetRxDirect does not offer an anhydrous version of topical methimazole. Speak with your veterinarian if you have questions about the anhydrous base that was prescribed.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/2/2015 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Girl Friday keeps thanking me! >^~^<

My Orange Patch Tabby Girl has been on Methimazole for 14 months now. I tried the pill dosing at first, but it upset her tummy too often. My vet suggested the ear gel...Read complete review

My Orange Patch Tabby Girl has been on Methimazole for 14 months now. I tried the pill dosing at first, but it upset her tummy too often. My vet suggested the ear gel and I am happy we tried it. We have good weeks, and some not so good days...but all in all, before we tried this ear gel, I thought our time was running out. Only advice I can offer is to weigh your kitty once a week, and make note of the clinical signs., changes in weight, eating, litter box, water consumption, etc. I give dry kibble and canned wet food, but mostly meat products, that are lower in iodine. I see better results by feeding small amounts often, and free feeding at night. Hyperthyroid cats cannot tolerate an empty belly for prolonged periods.Be sure to brush or comb your cat daily, to prevent hairball problems, so as not to confuse these with the medicine. I alternate nightly, applying gel to opposite ears. I gently wipe out both ears every few days to prevent residue from accumulating in ears. My girl is doing pretty well for a senior cat of 16+, (she was an abandoned kitty) so I feel the Methimazole has spared her a few more lives... :-) Be mindful of dosing same time every 24 hours, and to order your meds in advance of a week, as this is a compounded 'made to order' Rx.
You have to consider time for your vets approval, shipping times as well.
I have had bloodwork done twice in the last year to check TSH levels, for dosing changes, if necessary.

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Easily tolerated

Our cat, Basha, developed a thyroid condition at 14. She did not tolerate liquid medicine, so this was a lifesaver, literally. However, she still doesn't like it put on her ears...Read complete review

Our cat, Basha, developed a thyroid condition at 14. She did not tolerate liquid medicine, so this was a lifesaver, literally. However, she still doesn't like it put on her ears and about every 10 days I have to clean her ears from the film that develops. At least she doesn't have the side effects she did with the liquid.

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5.0

Would Buy this again

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from Conway Sc

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Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

Very easy to use with well marked graduations on the dispenser

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5.0

Great way to daily medicate your cat

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from Port Huron, Michigan

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Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

This is the way to medicate a difficult cat

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5.0

Excellent product

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from St. Helena Island, SC and Edgerton, WI

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Pros

  • Good control of thyroid.
  • Very easy to use.

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    Best Uses

    • Only use is for thyroid condition.

    Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

    My cat was difficult to medicate with pills, liquid and chewable thyroid medicine. She needed to be medicated 2 times per day and started withdrawing from us. Not fun to have your pet afraid of you. The gel put a stop to that as she does not mind having her ears treated twice a day. We are once again her besties!

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    5.0

    I'm saving over the local cost.

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    from East Lansing, MI

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    Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

    Our cost locally was $95 a month. With VetRxDirect the cost is under $55. Phone support was great in setting the prescription up and working with a fairly typical hard to read slip. Delivery was estimated at 5 - 8 days and arrived on day 3.

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    5.0

    product is easy to use

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    from grand rapids,mi.

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    Pros

    • easy to use

    Cons

    • comes with 2 fingertip gloves,qtips work better

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      Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

      works easy,just push up on syringe and compound comes out easily.I find the easiest way to apply is put the compound on a q tip and put inside of ear but not too deep.Comes with 2 fingertip gloves that become stretched and unusable after a couple of applications,I find that putting the compound on the end of a q tip works better.

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      5.0

      It works; our kitty is back to health!

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      from Campbell Hall, NY

      Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

      Our 9 year old cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism this past year. I did a lot of research and was debating between this medication or the radiation surgery. It was evident she needed something asap to get her thyroid levels back to normal so after researching the options (pills, liquid or ear gel), we decided to go with the ear gel. From what I've read, using the gel has the lowest risk of side effects including gastrointestinal upset. After 4 weeks on this medication, our high strung kitty was back to normal, gained 2lbs (she lost weight before being diagnosed) and her thyroid levels were all back to normal. The gel is really a God send because I know she hates pills but this she doesn't mind. We make sure to alternate ears every night so as to lower the risk of any ulceration. She hasn't had any side effects and we have our healthy kitty back. I think we will stick with the gel as it's always better to avoid surgery if you can! Also, this stuff costs a fortune through my vet and buying it through here saves us at least $25 every purchase. I would highly recommend the gel if your cat is hyperthyroid.

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      5.0

      Great way to medicate a cat.

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      from Port Huron, Michigan

      Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

      It was impossible to give my 12 year old cat, Winnie, medication orally. When my vet suggested the gel to apply in her hear, I gave it a try. Works great. I apply while Winnie is sleeping and she doesn't even flinch. No more chasing her around the house and fighting with her. And her latest blood work came back within the normal thyroid range.

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      5.0

      Easy to use

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      from Montana, USA

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      Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

      The Gel is an easy ear application and our cat feels & looks better

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      5.0

      It really works

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      Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

      My darling 13 year old persian was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. She hates pills and the other options were too invasive. This gel is amazing - she doesnt mind it being applied to her ear at all and her blood tests show she is now fine after just 4 weeks. You have to keep on giving the gel for ever but the price is fine from Vetrxdirect (it was an absolutely fortune through my vet). So happy to have sorted her out.

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      4.0

      consistent dosage

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      from South Forida

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      Comments about Compounded by VetRxDirect Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded):

      had blood work taken and county is right on for my cat. VEry happy about that. Downside the medicine can shoot right out if you are not careful. it sometimes dropps out of the syringe. can be tricky

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