How long should you stay on methimazole?

How long should you stay on methimazole?

“Long-term, low-dose methimazole treatment for 60-120 months is a safe and effective treatment for Graves hyperthyroidism and is accompanied by much higher remission rates than the usual 18-24 months of methimazole treatment,” he summarized.

How long has my Cat been on methimazole?

My cat was on methimazole for about 3.5 years, but pill form not transdermal. She did ok for most of that time and I was able to dose her with pill pockets for much of that time. You do have to keep up with thyroid level checks though.

How long is the hospital hold time for methimazole?

Great to hear the hospital hold time is down to 3 days. I do know they do a trial first with the methimazole to make sure that getting the thyroid low doesn’t cause side effects related to lower blood pressure etc. My friend had to do that with his cat.

What to do if you miss a dose of methimazole?

For the transdermal cream or gel, wear gloves and measure the dose onto your finger before gently applying it on your cat’s skin (usually to the pinna). Clean the site using a small piece of moist cloth before giving the next dose. Do not stop applying the cream unless the vet advises you to do so. What to do if you miss giving a dose

How old was my hyperthyroid cat when she died?

My cat had hyperthyroidism (or whatever the one is where they eat heaps). She died last year, but she was was on the tablet treatment for years and was fine. It wasn’t fun tabletting her but it was worth it. I had a hyperthyroid cat who was diagnosed at 7 years old. Giving her pills everyday was traumatic for her so I opted for the I-131 treatment.

My cat was on methimazole for about 3.5 years, but pill form not transdermal. She did ok for most of that time and I was able to dose her with pill pockets for much of that time. You do have to keep up with thyroid level checks though.

Great to hear the hospital hold time is down to 3 days. I do know they do a trial first with the methimazole to make sure that getting the thyroid low doesn’t cause side effects related to lower blood pressure etc. My friend had to do that with his cat.

For the transdermal cream or gel, wear gloves and measure the dose onto your finger before gently applying it on your cat’s skin (usually to the pinna). Clean the site using a small piece of moist cloth before giving the next dose. Do not stop applying the cream unless the vet advises you to do so. What to do if you miss giving a dose

Can you give a hyperthyroid cat transdermal iodine?

Considering her age & disposition, doing the iodine didn’t seem like a great fit for us also. My cat was on methimazole for about 3.5 years, but pill form not transdermal. She did ok for most of that time and I was able to dose her with pill pockets for much of that time. You do have to keep up with thyroid level checks though.