Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel
Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel

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Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel

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We can either reach out to your Vet directly or you can mail your prescription to us!

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Idaho, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Maryland, Washington DC, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, Nevada.

Description

Help Ease Your Cats Symptoms and Hyperthyroidism Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel Specially Made to Provide:
  • Treatment for overactive thyroid glands in cats
  • Lessen symptoms of hyperthyroidism for a better quality of life
  • Precise dose made just for your pet’s needs
  • No additives – just the medication and a plant-based filler
  • Hypoallergenic formulation
  • Transdermal gel easy to dose on your cats ear

Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel is an ExpressVet exclusive medication. If your cat is losing weight despite eating regular meals along with being thirsty and urinating more frequently this could be a sign of an overactive thyroid. Methimazole is a medication prescribed by veterinarians to treat hyperthyroidism, also known as overactive thyroid problems. The main ingredient methimazole, works by reducing the amount of thyroid hormone that the thyroid gland produces. For cats that cannot tolerate oral medication the gel formula is preferred because it can be applied on their skin which makes it easier to give in doses.
Symptoms of an overactive thyroid are increased appetite, hair loss, thirst, and weight loss. There is no cure of hyperthyroidism, however, this medication will treat the symptoms so they can feel better and live a better quality of life.
Available by prescription only, the gel is easily applied to the inner part of your cat's ear which is then quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. Help your cat feel better with Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel today!
Purchasing affordable pet medications online has never been easier! ExpressVet offers the largest selection of pet medications on planet earth. If you can't find it here, let us know and we'll get it for you! Transform your pet's life with the best pet medications available on the market today.

When it comes to something as important as your pets, you want the best medication possible without breaking the bank. When you buy ExpressVet's compounded medications, you get better value and happy pets!

Uses

Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel is applied topically to the inside of the pet’s ear. It’s important for the person applying this medication, to protect their hands and wear rubber surgical gloves since this medication does get absorbed through the skin. People with low thyroid levels, women who may become pregnant or who are pregnant should not dose the medication to their pet.
We always recommend consulting with your pet veterinarian with any questions or concerns.

Possible Side Effects

Methimazole Compounded Transdermal Gel is easier than a pill for pets to take, however some pets can be sensitive to it.
Allergic reactions can include: No appetite, rash, swelling or scratching the face and neck. If this happens consult with your veterinarian right away.
Methimazole side effects during the first 3 months can include: Vomiting, lack of energy, or decreased appetite.

Drug & Food Interactions

Methimazole Drug Interactions:
If your pet is on any of the following medications you should use methimazole with caution:

  • Anticoagulants (eg.heparin, rivaroxaban) - Used together could increase anticoagulant activity
  • Beta Blockers (eg. atenolol, propranolol) - A reduction in dose may be needed when the patient becomes euthyroid.
  • Chloramphenicol - Combination can increase the risk for myelosuppression.
  • Digoxin - The serum concentration of Digoxin can be increased when taken with methimazole.
  • Dipyrone - Used in combination may increase the risk for myelosuppression.
  • Clozapine - Can increase the risk of neutropenia when methimazole is mixed with Clozapine.
  • Iodine 131 – The therapeutic efficacy of Iodide I-131 can be decreased if used with methimazole.
  • Phenobarbital - When used together may reduce the clinical effectiveness of methimazole.
  • Prednisone - A reduction in the dose may be needed when the patient becomes euthyroid.
  • Theophylline - A reduction in dose may be needed when the patient becomes euthyroid.
  • Warfarin – May cause bleeding easily or can decrease the effects of warfarin medication.

We recommend telling your veterinarian about any medications, supplements, vitamins or herbal pills that your pet is taking.

Precautions

If your pet has been diagnosed with autoimmune diseases, pre-existing blood abnormalities or liver disease then methimazole should be used with caution or avoided. If they are taking this medication, their hormones should be monitored regularly. We recommend consulting with your veterinarian with any questions or concerns.

Active Ingredients

Methimazole

Instructions

The transdermal gel is best applied on the inside of the pet's ear. Do not administer a double dose to catch up on a missed dose.

Storage Instructions

Store at room temperatures from 68° - 77°F. Do not place in extreme heat or cold. There is an expiry date which indicates you should not continue using the gel after this time, and it should be replaced with a new prescription.

Doses

Methimazole Compounded Transderman Gel dosage will be prescribed by your veterinarian. The average dose is 2.5 mg to the inner pinna every 12 hours; you should alternate ear with each application. Gloves or finger cots should be worn by the person when applying the medication to your pet.
NOTE: Cats that receive more than 10 mg daily should be monitored more frequently by a veterinarian.

What if I miss giving my pet a dose? If you miss a dose, give the next dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the following dose, then continue with the next scheduled one and skip the missed dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up or make up for a missed dose.

FAQ

What is methimazole used for?

It is an oral medication given to cats for treatment of hyperthyroidism, by reducing the level of thyroid hormone levels in the body.

What are the benefits of taking methimazole?

Methimazole has proven to be effective for controlling overactive thyroid. Long term management is tolerated by cats, helping reduce their symptoms to feel better overall.

How long does methimazole take to work?

Methimazole is taken 1 to 3 times a day and can be continued during their lifespan. It can take three weeks or longer for the medication to work and reduce the blood thyroid hormone to normal levels.

How to take methimazole?

Methimazole Topical Gel is given orally on your pet’s ear 1 to 3 times daily, as prescribed by your veterinarian.

Are cats with hyperthyroidism in pain?

Hyperthyroidism can cause high blood pressure in cats which can cause damage to the kidneys, brain, and eyes. They can endure pain and a lower quality of life from the symptoms of the disease.

Does methimazole cause weight gain?

After taking methimazole, weight gain can increase and then decrease after 8 weeks.

Does methimazole cause depression in cats?

Methimazole can cause side effects in cats such as depression, vomiting and lack of appetite

Does my cat need to finish the full prescription?

Times can vary depending on each cat. Your veterinarian will determine the length of time for use of this medication.

What is compounding?

Compounding is a method of preparing individualized prescription medications by licensed pharmacists. Compounding allows the practitioner, the pharmacist, and the pet owner to collaborate to create custom dosages, flavors, and dosage forms for pets to easily, safely, and effectively take their medication. Often pet owners struggle to give oral tablets which is why ExpressVet offers compounded oral liquids, transdermal gels, capsules, and treats to make taking care of your pet easy.

How do I order a compounded prescription medication for my pet?

  1. Sign in to your existing ExpressVet account, or create a new account.
  2. Select the item or item(s) you are requesting and add to your cart
  3. Add your pet’s information and your vet’s information.
  4. If you are a returning customer, you will see your previous choices available or you can add as new.
  5. Let us know if you want us to request a prescription from your veterinarian, or if you would like to mail in a prescription.
  6. Complete your billing, shipping, and payment information at checkout to complete your order.

Do all compounded medications require a prescription?

Yes, all compounded medications require a prescription. Express Vet Pharmacy is happy to request a prescription order from your veterinarian, but all prescription orders must be accompanied by a patient-specific prescription from a licensed veterinarian before an order can be shipped out.

Where is Express Vet licensed to dispense veterinary prescription medications?

We are licensed in 38 states. Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), Florida (FL), Hawaii (HI), Illinois (IL), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Massachusetts (MA) ,Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), West Virginia (WV), and Wisconsin (WI)

Where does ExpressVet source the ingredients for compounding?

All ingredients for compounding are from FDA registered manufacturers and distributors.

How long does it take to process my prescription after the pharmacy receives it?

Once the pharmacy receives authorization to dispense from your veterinarian, compounded medications are prepared and shipped out within 1 to 2 business days.

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11/29/2021
Robin S.
United States United States

This gel version is great for my cat!

Great product. My cat, Phoenix, age 15, loves them. He hates pills so, previously, I had to pry open his mouth and drop them in. This gel version is great for him and he lets me apply it easily. We are very happy customers.

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11/29/2021
Abigail D.
United States United States

Cost-Effective drug and Reliable service

My dog hated the chews and gave me a hard time every time he had to take his meds. Thank goodness for Methimazole Transdermal Gel by Express Vet... they are at least half the price (if not more) and the service is extremely reliable.

ER
11/29/2021
Elena R.
United States United States

Very thankful for this med!!

Without this gel compounding, my cat wouldn't be alive! It works great for her as my Kitty would not do the treats or the pills. Very thankful for this option.

GS
11/29/2021
Gilbert S.
United States United States

This is the only medication that works for my dog!

My dog developed thyroid problems and he had lost a lot of weight. He won't take pills and he didn't like the first chewable medication that the Vet ordered. This is the only medication that works for him. He has gained weight and is doing better.

L
11/23/2021
Liz
United States United States

My experience

This gel was extremely easy to use and worked really well!

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11/29/2021
Robin S.
United States United States

This gel version is great for my cat!

Great product. My cat, Phoenix, age 15, loves them. He hates pills so, previously, I had to pry open his mouth and drop them in. This gel version is great for him and he lets me apply it easily. We are very happy customers.

AD
11/29/2021
Abigail D.
United States United States

Cost-Effective drug and Reliable service

My dog hated the chews and gave me a hard time every time he had to take his meds. Thank goodness for Methimazole Transdermal Gel by Express Vet... they are at least half the price (if not more) and the service is extremely reliable.

ER
11/29/2021
Elena R.
United States United States

Very thankful for this med!!

Without this gel compounding, my cat wouldn't be alive! It works great for her as my Kitty would not do the treats or the pills. Very thankful for this option.

GS
11/29/2021
Gilbert S.
United States United States

This is the only medication that works for my dog!

My dog developed thyroid problems and he had lost a lot of weight. He won't take pills and he didn't like the first chewable medication that the Vet ordered. This is the only medication that works for him. He has gained weight and is doing better.

L
11/23/2021
Liz
United States United States

My experience

This gel was extremely easy to use and worked really well!