Methimazole

DOSAGE FORMS

Capsule, Chews, Oral Suspension, Transdermal gel

GENERAL

Methimazole is used in cats for hyperthyroidism, over active thyroid. It lowers the amount of thyroid hormone. It will probably have to be given for the rest of its life. It is sometimes given to dogs that are receiving cisplatin chemotherapy to protect t

PROPER USAGE

Methimazole should be monitored closely in animals with anemia, liver disease, or immune disease. It may be used in pregnant animals but may cause low thyroid hormone is the babies. Kittens should be placed on a milk replacer after they have nursed colost

SIDE EFFECTS

Most side effects occur during the first year of therapy. It may take months to arrive at a maximal dose. Watch for sores on your cat’s skin, excessive tiredness, bruising, contact the veterinarian immediately.

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