Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx

Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx

We're sorry, this product is no longer available.

I'm sorry but our pharmacy is no longer making specially compounded medications. We do sell comercially prepared Felimazole tablets and Methimazole Generic Tablets. If you are looking for a new compounding pharmacy, you may be able to find one by consulting with your veterinarian or searching for an accredited PCAB Compouning Pharmacy on the Accreditation Commission for Health Care's website.

What is the Methimazole Transdermal Gel for Cats?

  • Methimazole is a prescription medication used to treat overactive thyroid glands in cats. While Methimazole can’t stop the condition, it will help your cat feel better and improve her quality of life.
  • The active ingredient in each small, coated Felimazile tablet is methimazole, which reduces the amount of the thyroid hormone your cat’s thyroid gland produces.
  • 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 hariless portion of the inner ear of your cat and is absorbed through the skin to the bloodstream.
  • The gel will arrive in syringes marked for easy dosing and administration.

Why do cats use Methimazole?

  • Cats may be prescribed Methimazole to treat overactive thyroid.
  • Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, in cats causes weight loss, increased appetite, excessive thirst, hair loss, and more. 
  • While there is no permanent treatment for cats with hyperthyroidism, your veterinarian can help your cat feel better by regulating the thyroid with prescription Methimazole.

What else should I know about Methimazole?

What problems could my or cat have with Methimazole?

  • Common side effects include vomiting, decreased appetite, and lethargy.
  • Most side effects occur in the first 3 months of giving Methimazole and may be lessened by gradually increasing the dose. Always follow your veterinarian's directions.

How do you use Methimazole?

  • Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying this medication.
  • Apply the transdermal gel to the hairless portion of the inner ear. Alternate ears receiving the medication.
  • Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and people with low thyroid levels should not handle Methimazole.

What is in Methimazole?

  • Methimazole is an antithyroid agent that reduces the level of thyroid hormones in the body.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • The Methimazole Transdermal Gel is a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.

Is it important for my cat to finish all of the Methimazole?

  • Cats may use Methimazole for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes the Methimazole Transdermal Gel?

  • The Methimazole Transdermal Gel is hand-made in our pharmacy.
  • There is a minimum charge of $59.99.
  • Shelf-life limits orders to an 80-day supply.