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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.

 

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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

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    • 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

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    • 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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      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

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    • 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

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    • 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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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

Great way to medicate a cat.

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        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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        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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        It really works

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        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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        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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        We have a fifteen year old cat and he has done so well using this medication. You have to make sure you clean the ears often, but it is easy to use and no side affects for the cat.

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        Good choice for the money

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        I need to give my cat daily doses for the rest of her life which is quite expensive. This product is easy to administer and much less expensive than buying at my local vet. The only issue I have had is that her thyroid levels are still high.

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        5.0

        easy to use this product

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        from Monroe, LA, USA

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

        I have been using this medicine for some time and my 20 year old cat is doing great he has gained about 1 pound, and he has a healthy appetite. Thanks for this medicine.

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        5.0

        great product

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        from Erial, Gloucester Township, NJ, USA

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        I have used this product for a couple of months and my cat is doing great. It is so easy to use and the price is very reasonable. I am so glad I found this site.

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        4.0

        like the transdermal

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        from NJ, USA

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

        I ended up shaving a spot on the back of my cat's neck and on his chest to apply this transdermal medication. His appetite has improved and he has no problems with the meds so far. We are due for a blood test next month and we will see how effective it is for him, but the gel is easier than the pills and it seems gentler on his system. He had some digestive issues with the pills.

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        5.0

        Great Product! Excellent Service!

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

        Better price and faster delivery than my local pharmacy!

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