How long can my cat live on methimazole?

How long can my cat live on methimazole?

When cats with preexisting renal disease were excluded, median survival time for cats treated with methimazole alone (2.0 years; interquartile range [IQR], 1 to 3.9 years) was significantly shorter than median survival time for cats treated with 131I alone (4.0 years; IQR, 3.0 to 4.8 years) or methimazole followed by …

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.

When to take a blood test for methimazole?

Blood work should be taken initially after the medication has been given for two weeks, followed by one month. This is to monitor your cat’s thyroid levels and to confirm that the dose given is appropriate. After this blood test, your cats’ thyroid level should be monitored every 3-6 months, between 4-6 hours after Methimazole is given.

Can you give methimazole to a full stomach?

Methimazole can be given orally to a cat on a full or empty stomach. If your cat seems to have any gastrointestinal upset then it is best to give it with food. The intradermal medication must be applied to a part of the body with none or minimal hair.

Can you give methimazole to an older cat?

Hyperthyroid disease is a common ailment of older cats. You can administer cat medication for hyperthyroid disease orally or topically. Methimazole is now the preferred course of treatment for hyperthyroid disease by most veterinarians because of its low incidence of side effects.

How to manage hyperthyroid cats that become resistant to methimazole?

How to Manage Hyperthyroid Cats that Become Resistant to Methimazole. Initially, her daily dosage was 5 mg (divided twice daily). Over the years, it has become necessary to increase this first up to 10 mg/day, then to 15 mg (daily doses divided into 2-3 doses per day). This 15-mg dosage was effective at controlling her hyperthyroidism…

How old is the oldest cat in the world?

^ Guinness World Records 2010. Bantam; Reprint edition. 2010. p. 320. ISBN 978-0-553-59337-2. The oldest cat ever was Creme Puff, who was born on August 3, 1967 and lived until August 6, 2005–38 years and 3 days in total. ^ Warren, Jessica (Oct 23, 2009). “Caterack Dies – World’s Oldest Cat Was 30!”. The National Ledger.

What’s the life expectancy of a methimazole patient?

The average life expectancy of a methimazole patient is ~3 years. The average life expectancy of 131 I patients is 4-5+ years with many going as long as 11 years in our experience. Radio-iodine is the best choice of treatment for long-term survival and inproved quality of life.