Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx
Starting At $15.61* per syringe

Methimazole Transdermal Gel (Compounded) Rx

$15.61* per syringe
  • This medication is compounded by skilled VetRxDirect pharmacy technicians following strict regulations. A minimum amount per compounded medication of $59.99 is required. When an amount less than the minimum is purchased the difference will be added to your invoice.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

  • Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.

What is the Methimazole Transdermal Gel for Cats?

  • Methimazole is a prescription medication used to treat overactive thyroid glands in cats. While Methimazole can’t stop the condition, it will help your cat feel better and improve her quality of life.
  • The active ingredient in each small, coated Felimazile table is methimazole, which reduces the amount of the thyroid hormone your cat’s thyroid gland produces.
  • The medication used in the transdermal gel is the same as the tablets manufactured commercially but the difference is the delivery of the medication. Transdermal means across the skin.
  • The transdermal gel is a thick gel containing methimazole which is applied to the hariless portion of the inner ear of your cat and is absorbed through the skin to the bloodstream.
  • The gel will arrive in syringes marked for easy dosing and administration.

Why do cats use Methimazole?

  • Cats may be prescribed Methimazole to treat overactive thyroid.
  • Hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid, in cats causes weight loss, increased appetite, excessive thirst, hair loss, and more. 
  • While there is no permanent treatment for cats with hyperthyroidism, your veterinarian can help your cat feel better by regulating the thyroid with prescription Methimazole.

What else should I know about Methimazole?

What problems could my or cat have with Methimazole?

  • Common side effects include vomiting, decreased appetite, and lethargy.
  • Most side effects occur in the first 3 months of giving Methimazole and may be lessened by gradually increasing the dose. Always follow your veterinarian's directions.

How do you use Methimazole?

  • Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying this medication.
  • Apply the transdermal gel to the hairless portion of the inner ear. Alternate ears receiving the medication.
  • Pregnant women, women who may become pregnant, nursing mothers, and people with low thyroid levels should not handle Methimazole.

What is in Methimazole?

  • Methimazole is an antithyroid agent that reduces the level of thyroid hormones in the body.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • The Methimazole Transdermal Gel is a compounded medication. The ingredients will be mixed specially for your dog or cat in our pharmacy.

Is it important for my cat to finish all of the Methimazole?

  • Cats may use Methimazole for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes the Methimazole Transdermal Gel?

  • The Methimazole Transdermal Gel is hand-made in our pharmacy.
  • There is a minimum charge of $59.99.
  • Shelf-life limits orders to an 80-day supply.