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Felimazole is a prescription medication used to treat hyperthyroidism in cats, and it works by inhibiting the synthesis of thyroid hormone so T3 and T4 hormone are not secreted as much by the gland. This is necessary to eliminate the risk of poor cardiovascular health for cats with untreated hyperthyroidism as well as relief of increased thirst, frequent urination, or any of the other cat hyperthyroidism symptoms that may result. Most pet owners can expect to see improvement within 3 weeks to 1 month of starting on Felimazole for cats, and this medication is the standard for cat hyperthyroidism.
You can buy Felimazole with a prescription, and your best price on it will be when you order pet medication online from Canada Pharmacy.
Standard starting dosage for Felimazole is 2.5mg given orally every 12 hours. After 3 weeks of treatment and based on vet's evaluation your pet's dose may be titrated based on T4 hormone concentrations.
Do not break or crush tablets
The active ingredient in Felimazole is Methimazole
Cats with a history of liver disease or renal failure may not be eligible to use Felimazole
Methimazole is not for use with cats that have autoimmune disease
Inform your veterinarian of your cat having any history of diabetes before starting on Felimazole
Negative drug interactions between Felimazole and other pet Rx medications are possible, including other similar drugs containing carbimazole. It is best to tell your veterinarian of all medications your cat is currently taking before getting a prescription and proceeding to buy Felimazole online.
Felimazole side effects are a possibility, and some cats may experience appetite loss, vomiting, or lethargy. In rare cases jaundice may occur. If Felimazole side effects are seen you may want to discontinue use and speak to your vet again regarding cat hyperthyroid treatment options.