Methimazole Transdermal Gel (compounded) for Cats
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 you should know about Methimazole Transdermal Gel:
- Beyond Use Date for Compounded Methimazole Transdermal Gel: Due to the shelf life of this product, it is reccommended the gel be used within 80 days.
- 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.
- Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying this medication.
- This specialty medication is compounded by hand by skilled VetRxDirect pharmacy technicians following strict regulations to keep your pet safe. A minimum amount per compounded medication of $49.99 is required. When an amount less than the minimum is purchased the difference will be added to your invoice.
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