Mirataz (mirtazapine) Transdermal Ointment Rx
20mg/1g, 5g Tube

Mirataz (mirtazapine) Transdermal Ointment Rx

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  • Usually ships the same weekday before 3pm CT with veterinary approval.

  • Requires veterinary authorization.

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

What is Mirataz Transdermal Gel for Cats?

  • The drug in Mirataz is Mirtazapine.
  • Mirtazapine is an antidepressant type medication that increases appetite, supports weight gain, and may reduce vomiting.
  • Mirtazapine can be used in combination with other products, but is also often used alone.
  • Mirataz transdermal gel is applied topically to the hairless portion of the inner ear, where it absorbs through the skin into the bloodstream.

Why do cats use Mirataz?

  • Mirtazapine is a medication used commonly in cats and dogs to stimulate their appetite or to reduce vomiting episodes due to chemotherapy treatments.
  • Mirataz is also prescribed by veterinarians to control undesired weight loss in cats with underlying conditions including kidney, dental, or gastrointestinal diseases.

What else should I know about Mirataz?

  • Most veterinarians prescribe Mirataz at the lowest possible dose in order to decrease the chance of side effects.
  • The manufacturer has completed extended stability and safety testing that has extended the expiration dating from 30 months to 48 months. Some lot numbers may have stickers noting the expiration date change placed on them by the manufacturer.

What problems could my cat have with Mirataz?

  • Side effects of Mirataz are more common in cats.
  • Common side effects of Mirataz include vocalization, behavior changes, and tremors or shaking.
  • Contact your veterinarian if you notice excessive vocalization or drowsiness.

How do you use Mirataz?

  • Apply Mirataz to the hairless portion of the inner ear.
  • Alternate ears for each dose.
  • Protective finger cots or examination gloves should be worn when applying Mirataz to protect yourself.
  • A typical dose is a 1.5 inch strip, but always follow your veterinarian's directions for your cat.
  • Mirataz must be discarded 30 days after opening.

What is in Mirataz?

  • The drug in Mirataz is Mirtazapine, a prescription antidepressant, antiemetic, and appetite stimulant.

Will I get what I see in the picture?

  • Mirataz is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.

Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Mirataz?

  • Dogs and cats may use Mirataz for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.

Who makes Mirataz?

  • Mirataz is made by the manufacturer Dechra.