Does Methimazole work for your cat,...?
it's for Hyperthyroidism. What is know about this medication?
Asked by Kary Ondic 6 months ago.
Methimazole acts very quickly to normalize a cat's thyroid values. Since a cats' correct dosage is individual, a cat on methimazole will need at least a few follow-up checks to see if the dosage is right. It needs to be fine-tuned. Once the dosage is correct you will need to bring the cat in for a check-up every 6 months. I had a cat on methimazole and it caused her to go off her food... a really bad side-effect with an elderly cat who had lost weight due to the thyroid condition. She also vomited. Methimazole can cause nausea in some cats so if your vet is prescribing it for your cat talk to the vet about putting him or her on famitodine along with the methimazole. Famitodine is a human otc heartburn medication sold as Pepcid A/C which relieves the nausea in cats. Another thing. Have the vet call the prescription into a regular human pharmacy. If you get it from the vet's clinic it is going to cost three times as much. From the regular pharmacy it isn't too expensive at all. Answered by Andera Haaker 6 months ago.
Weight gain after using methimazole?
i've been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 4 months ago. my endocrinologist then prescribed me with methimazole 20g 2x a day. before that though i weighed 95 lbs, which is actually just normal for my height and age. and then after taking methimazole (tapazole) for 2 months i gained 20 lbs! i was so upset because...
Asked by Roseann Grannis 6 months ago.
i've been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 4 months ago. my endocrinologist then prescribed me with methimazole 20g 2x a day. before that though i weighed 95 lbs, which is actually just normal for my height and age. and then after taking methimazole (tapazole) for 2 months i gained 20 lbs! i was so upset because i was watching the food i ate and i even ate lesser calories but i'm still gaining a lot of weight. i started doing exercise for 2 months already and there's just no difference. i find it very hard to lose all of the weight i gained and it's making me really upset. my friends all said that i'm fat. i've never really weighed this much before. i've thought of stopping the medication before but my tremors went back and i can't really have tremors because i use my hands a lot at work. help guys! have you had something like this too? what did you do to lose weight? Answered by Alpha Paschel 6 months ago.
Hyperthyroidism causes weight loss. Your weight was almost certainly not healthy FOR YOU and when you were put on methimazole, it caused you to go to your healthy weight. The reason it makes you look fat is because extremely rapid weight gain does that. Although you probably will not lose the weight soon, it will redistribute and look much much better. The weight gain should stop about here- if you keep gaining weight, you should discuss it with your endocrinologist. Generally the expected weight gain is about what you lost from the hyperthyroidism, plus maybe 10%. So if you lost 15 lbs, gaining 20 is normal. I didn't see a big weight gain myself getting better from thyroid issues, but I have had major weight loss from illness twice. The first time was diabetes and I lost a bit over 20 lbs in about two years, then in the first month on insulin I gained 15 lb, and I looked fat even though I wasn't. I didn't lose the weight but I stopped looking fat because it stopped being all in my face. Then I got thyroid disease and lost 22 lb in six months, and I had a sort of weird case so we did not use methimazole although we were talking about it. I gained back that weight much much more slowly and am still not all back up. Anyways. Methimazole rarely actually makes people overweight, but it does cause weight gain right when you start on it. It's not like a steroid that keeps making you gain and gain more and more weight. It will look better soon, but your friends are still assholes for telling you it makes you look fat. People on methimazole don't have to watch their calories a lot- the weight gain is about the same no matter what. And you should know that in terms of your risk of dying or needing eye surgery and all that, it's a really good sign (less risk) if your BMI is higher- anything below 20 is higher risk for people with hyperthyroidism. Answered by Marine Schap 6 months ago.
Methimazole Weight Gain Answered by Myron Curra 6 months ago.
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THYROID ISSUE: I've been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and I am on my 5th day of Methimazole. Still fatigued?
I am still fatigued and all I feel like doing is sitting on the couch all day. I want to be able to go and work out and do things like a normal person. When is it going to get better or is this as good as it gets? How long until the medicine kicks in? I am sick of just sitting on the couch all day.
Asked by Beata Pesnell 6 months ago.
The methimazole will treat the symptom, but not solve the problem causing the thyroid to be overactive. If your doctor is not looking for the root cause and just treating the symptom, you need to find a real doctor that will help you. Many of the hyperactive thyroid glands are due to BAD TEETH and BAD DENTISTRY. Yes, there are other infections in the body, like the parathyroid glands that can cause this, but dentistry is the number one thing to look at first. Look to see if you have any problems with teeth # 3 and # 14 in particular. These are the third molar from the back on the upper teeth. Although these teeth are more directly affecting the thyroid gland, any infected, dead, or teeth that have had any trauma to them from dental work or injury should be highly suspect that could be causing this problem. The idea that "autoimmune" is causing this is not in keeping with current understanding of how the body works. Look for "INFECTION(S)" in the body somewhere and since the thyroid is part of the pituitary axis, your adrenal glands, ovaries, pituitary, along with the thyroid make up this axis. All these glands get sick together. Most likely your tiredness is not just related to the thyroid gland. good luck to you Answered by Shemeka Yorke 6 months ago.
Searching for cheap online methimazole tablets for senior cat?
In summary, I thank and appreciate each one of your quick answers that are very helpful.
Asked by Norine Baldyga 6 months ago.
Most of my searches indicate the online pharmacy distributor sells them by the pill (e.g. .05 up to 1.79) and maybe something like $30/month would be feasible for me. Also, I realize that a prescription is necessary to purchase and need to know whether it is MANDATORY that is from a veterinarian or if a physician friend of ours could prescribe it and indicate that he is aware it is for a feline? Thanks everyone. Answered by Brook Nowosadko 6 months ago.
Yes, my cat was diagnosed by a licensed veternarian who did complete blood work and I know the dosage. My situation is the total bill for finding out was moderately high and does include their dispensary which is expensive. I am disabled and live on a fixed income and yes, I do live in a very small remote town without a lot of options. There is no Costco and CVS is 40 miles therefore buying online is feasible. The local vet doesn't sit well with me because he misdiagnosed my other cat (who was also hyperthyroid) for so long I barely could afford the euthanasia. Answered by Jeniffer Khoury 6 months ago.
I get methimazole for my elderly cat, and i have found it's cheapest to get 100 tablets from the local pharmacy. I pay less than $40 for the hundred, and no expensive shipping and handling charges. Your prescription really, really needs to come from the vet, who should be testing your cat to make sure he's on the correct dose. Methimazole is metabolized differently in different cats, and some need a larger dose, and some smaller. Too small of a dose and it does no good, too high and you can have serious side effects and severe diarrhea. If your physician friend writes a script for your cat, he's really breaking the law. He is not allowed to write a script for a patient he hasn't seen, feline or otherwise. Answered by Lance Tutino 6 months ago.
Another name for this drug is tapazole which is the name that humans would use. They are the same. You would just have to make sure of the size so you give the right dose The thing is if you can afford it, radio iodine treatment would be best and cheapest. It would be a 1 time treatment as cats cannot become hypothyroid so you wouldn't have to run to the vets for blood tests all the time Best of luck Answered by Phung Crabtree 6 months ago.
Cost us $14 at Costco for 100 5 mg. Answered by Enrique Berardinelli 6 months ago.
Methimazole Cost Answered by Marla Picciano 6 months ago.
costco pharmacy will be the cheapest. and your Dr friend knows the answer to that question. :) Answered by Glenda Dorce 6 months ago.
How can I adjust my cat to methimazole?
He was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism two months ago. We were told to start him at 5mg in the am and 5 mg in the evening. We did that and we about lost him, after only two days. He recovered three days later, taken off the methimazole. The vet had me restart him with 2.5 and 2.5. He was ok, then two weeks later we...
Asked by Suzy Linnert 6 months ago.
He was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism two months ago. We were told to start him at 5mg in the am and 5 mg in the evening. We did that and we about lost him, after only two days. He recovered three days later, taken off the methimazole. The vet had me restart him with 2.5 and 2.5. He was ok, then two weeks later we went up to the 5 and 5 again. Same result. His legs were unstable, he wouldn't eat, etc. So, I had to take him off it again for three days and let him recover. Finally, a while later after another 2.5 and 2.5 run of two weeks, I had him up to 2.5 and 5 at night. Three weeks later, all seemed well. Then he got another bad reaction of lethergy, not eating. Now, I have him back off it. What should I do now? He just can't tolerate a higher, but still too low dose. I'm taking him to the vet next week, but I'm scared of what he'll say. The radiation therapy is too expensive for now. He's too feeble for surgery (17 and a half years old). He was fine and active until I took him to see the vet when they diagnosed him and shaved him down for fur knots. I don't know really what to expect next week. Will he ever be able to take a normal dose? He never gained weight on the 2.5 and 2.5. But was starting to gain with the 2.5 and 5.0 dosage. Just before this new episode happened , he was howling more frequently. I am puzzled. because it is obviously a sign the higher dose wasn't working either. Answered by Rebekah Timon 6 months ago.
That's an awfully high dose! Methimazole is an odd drug. Some cats tolerate it better than others. And in some cases, the best you can do is give them the highest dose they will tolerate, even if it's not the optimal dose. I would suggest using the half tablet twice a day, and seeing what happens. That seems to be the most his system will tolerate without bad side effects. There is no "normal" dose - and again, each cat is different. My elderly cat takes a half tablet in the morning, and a quarter at night. I had a very tiny elderly foster cat who should have taken half in the morning and half at night, but that level gave her pretty bad diarrhea (another potential side effect). We backed off to half and a quarter tablet. And no, it wasn't optimal, but it was better than the side effects and surely better than no medication at all. Take him in to the vet, and have this discussion with him. It can take a while though for their systems to get regulated on the methimazole, so the howling/weight loss won't go away overnight. Hang in there, and don't be afraid to have a heart-to-heart with your vet. He can make recommendations, but *you* are the one ultimately responsible for your cat's care! Answered by Macie Wolsdorf 6 months ago.
Howling by a cat would indicate pain to me. As with humans, some people can't tolerate as much medicine as others. I wouldn't give the cat so much that it has negative effects. Have you called the vet and told him/her how the meds affect your cat? If he was fine before the meds, perhaps he is better off without them. Answered by Mario Boliver 6 months ago.
What is the % composition of methimazole?
Asked by Consuelo Sheltrown 6 months ago.
methimazole = C4H6N2S = 114.1697 g/mol C4 = (48.04312 g/mol) / (114.1697 g/mol) = 42.0804 % C H6 = (6.047682 g/mol) / (114.1697 g/mol) = 5.2971 % H N2 = (28.01344 g/mol) / (114.1697 g/mol) = 24.5367 % N S = (32.0655 g/mol) / (114.1697 g/mol) = 28.0858 % S Answered by Nakia Bednarski 6 months ago.
Does methimazole cause/effect weight gain/metabolism?
Before I started taking methimazole for my [hyper]thyroid, I lost weight dramatically. And every time I ate, I would never gain weight, (that's unusual to me since I've never had such a high metabolism). Then my doctor put me on methimazole.. and now, all my weights come back and it's obvious that my...
Asked by Nieves Roesner 6 months ago.
Before I started taking methimazole for my [hyper]thyroid, I lost weight dramatically. And every time I ate, I would never gain weight, (that's unusual to me since I've never had such a high metabolism). Then my doctor put me on methimazole.. and now, all my weights come back and it's obvious that my metabolism isn't as high anymore. And ever since I've been taking methimazole (back in December, 2010), I've gained about 14 pounds. It is now July, 2011. (2lbs/month) I'm wondering, is it methimazole that's affecting my weight gain/metabolism?? I'm a pescitarian, and I always eat veggies, and exercise. I used to jog 3 miles everyday, until I became a migraine sufferer, so now every time I jog, I would always get a little migraine attack and forced to stop. So in the past year, I haven't jogged much. (Migraine sufferer since 7th grade. I'm now in the 10th grade) So I can understand part of the reason why I've gained weight; because I can't work out as much. I haven't taken my methimazole for about a week now, (because I've misplaced it. oops. haha). And ever since I've stopped taking it, it KINDA feels like my metabolisms changed. So overall, is my taking methimazole affecting my weight/metabolism? And if I stop taking it, will it make my metabolism higher again? Oh, and if this helps: I'm female. Turned 15 four months ago. Last time I checked my weight was in May, 2011. (I weighed 139.8) I'm 5'5. In 2nd semester of 7th grade, I weighed like, 130-136. (can't remember, but omg, i was fat XD) In 8th grade, I weighed 118. (that's when i lost the weight dramatically; didn't know i had a hyperthyroid then) In the 1st semester of 9th grade, I weighed 121. (just started to take methimazole) In the 2nd semester of 9th grade, I weighed 134. (dosage stayed the same) Now, 10th grade is about to start and I weigh 139.8, so basically 140. (dosage went up) Before my dosage changed, the bottle said 5mg and on the pill, it said (that sign that looks like an E) and 205. On my latest pill (still methimazole), the bottle says 5mg, but the pill says 210, and the pill is twice as big as my first dosage. My doctor didn't say ANYTHING about changing my dosage. The pharmacy ran out of pills the day of my refill, so they gave me only 10 pills, when I needed 60. When I went to pick up the other 50, that's when the pills were twice it's original size. Hope that helps :l Answered by Russ Brintnall 6 months ago.
A hyperactive thyroid can increase metabolism. The methimazole is prescribed to help slow down the thyroid to normal levels. If your doctor did not mention a change in dosage, and the med you just picked up from the pharmacy looks different from the original medication, you need to contact the pharmacy and your doctor's office to confirm that you were given the correct medication and the correct dosage. I know that weight loss may be very appealing to a girl your age, but complications of hyperactive thyroid can cause you to become extremely ill, and can even become life threatening if your condition is not treated appropriately. I was diagnosed with hyper thyroidism in June 2009 and took methimazole. In January 20011, I had radioactive iodine treatment to stop my thyroid from functioning, and I am now taking synthroid (to replace the hormone my thyroid is no longer producing.) Regulating an underactive or non functioning thyroid by taking synthroid is safer and easier than taking methimazole to slow down a hyperactive thyroid, according to several doctors I have talked with. I am currently seeing an endocrinologist. Call your doctor and pharmacy to make sure you were given the correct medication and dosage, and take your medication exactly as your doctor prescribes. Answered by Devin Roelfs 6 months ago.
Methimazole Weight Gain Answered by Kassie Britt 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Does methimazole cause/effect weight gain/metabolism? Before I started taking methimazole for my [hyper]thyroid, I lost weight dramatically. And every time I ate, I would never gain weight, (that's unusual to me since I've never had such a high metabolis... Answered by Arleen Sohl 6 months ago.
Please don't ever go without your meds. I have Graves disease and like you "forgot" to take it for a week (went on vacation and forgot it on the kitchen table), then couldn't find the bottle once I got home. I blew it off, cause I felt fine (I run and eat healthy). So 3 weeks went by and boom,I'm paying the price. I'm in the exact same place I was in before I ended up in the ER (when I was diagnosed), Since methimazole takes about a week to really make you feel better, I could barely function for 4 days, not fun. Very dangerous and kinda dumb, so lesson learned. About the weight, I gained back some weight that I lost before being diagnosed (but I lost a lot of muscle tone when I was sick,not fat !). I know it stinks seeing the numbers go up on the scale, but TRY not to weigh yourself. I would rather be healthy and "meaty" then skinny and sick (or dead).Pharmacy's make mistakes and/or substitute (sometimes pills look different), call and check. Please take care of yourself ! Answered by Willa Mojardin 6 months ago.
Killing your thyroid is permanent, and will require that you take medication every single day for the rest of your life just for it to function properly. I have Graves Disease, and take methimazole to address the damaging effects of a hyper thyroid, but have been able to decrease my dosage to the extent I can stop taking the methimazole, as my thyroid is functioning normally on .5 micrograms per day and my doctor wants to see how my thyroid performs without any medication. I am so thankful that I did not give in to the doctor s urging to kill my thyroid, but instead, gave the medicine the time needed to reverse the symptoms. Answered by Sterling Devincenzo 6 months ago.
This medication is horrible. You will gain weight like crazy and will look like a blimp on 6 months. If you quit the medicine, you won't lose the weight, but you won' t keep gaining. Try changing your diet. I think most doctors want us on meds because they get a % based on their prescriptions and secondly, its easier to deal with with the disease than to try to find out why this happens. Answered by Ka Stranak 6 months ago.
Methimazole and atenolol causing depression?
hi im sixteen and living with graves diseaseive been on methimazole and atenolol together for almost a year,5mgs of methimazole twice a day, and 25 mgs of atenolol twice a day aswell..lately ive been feeling so depressed and stressed out its scaring me.. I feel like im losing my mind with all this anxiety...
Asked by Newton Piganelli 6 months ago.
hi im sixteen and living with graves disease ive been on methimazole and atenolol together for almost a year, 5mgs of methimazole twice a day, and 25 mgs of atenolol twice a day aswell.. lately ive been feeling so depressed and stressed out its scaring me.. I feel like im losing my mind with all this anxiety and emotions.. and im unsure if it has to do with my medication.. i miss my old self i miss being happy.. and its only made my anxiety worse.. (i havent had anxiety until i started taking these medications) I was wondering if there are any other people who have experienced this on methimazole and atenolol.. or either or... please help Answered by Janine Kilbride 6 months ago.
methimazole Take this medication exactly as directed. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.<<< atenolol is very much a depressant, talk to your doctor and explain the depth of your depression, and see if there are any alternatives to this that might be a better thing for your situation Answered by Angele Nissan 6 months ago.
Your anxiety is mostly caused by being in the middle of puberty. This will stop. Answered by Sharika Killer 6 months ago.
Does initial dosing of methimazole for hyperthyroid in cats cause behavior change? My cat is hiding under bed?
I just want to know of this is normal behavior when starting this med? Everything else seems normal.
Asked by Melvin Breed 6 months ago.
Usually, the medication doesn't cause that kind of side effect on it's own. It's more likely that your cat is upset that you're giving them medication now. Some cats resent having to be given medication and may hide because they're upset. My diabetic cat did that when she first started on insulin. Once she got used to the shot, she quit hiding. I would give it some time and see if she gets used to the routine. I worked as a tech for almost ten years and cats always seems more sensitive to things like that. Hope this helps, but if the behavior continues, as your vet about it when you have your next follow up appointment. Answered by Ellamae Crane 6 months ago.
Usually the only behavioural change per se is they return to normal energy, eating and sleeping levels. It is possible your cat is hiding as he/she is upset about being pilled. Does your cat foam at the mouth or stress in other ways when given his/her medication? If so, consider asking your vet to have the drug compounded into a transdermal form (cream you rub on the ear) that is less stressful. Have there been any other changes to the home environment that may be causing stress? Something as simple as moving furniture around can upset some animals. If the behaviour continues, I recommend consulting your vet to ensure there is not another cause. Answered by Belkis Duey 6 months ago.
Not common but possible. The most common problem is vomiting. Give 1/4 the recommended dose for a few days and gradually work up to the full dose. Answered by Tommie Devaughn 6 months ago.
I'm hyperthyroid, but not responding to methimazole.?
i'm 16, female, and take 120mg of methimazole and 60mg of inderal.about two years ago i was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. we went to an endocrinologist who briefly felt my neck and prescribed 30mg of methimazole. it slowly pushed my levels down to normal, but the endocrinologist figured it wasn't...
Asked by Lavenia Minerva 6 months ago.
i'm 16, female, and take 120mg of methimazole and 60mg of inderal. about two years ago i was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. we went to an endocrinologist who briefly felt my neck and prescribed 30mg of methimazole. it slowly pushed my levels down to normal, but the endocrinologist figured it wasn't working fast enough, so he increased it every 3 months or so until i was taking 120mg. my family decided to switch endocrinologists. my current pediatric endocrinologist noticed my levels weren't changing with the methimazole and refused to treat me because i was 'not taking the pills'- even though i was. my parents watched me take my pills for six months, which was unnecessary, and my levels didn't move towards normal- instead they shot up. as well my thyroid is much larger and impairs my breathing and swallowing. it's also very tough and hard to the touch. i'm not sure it's the hyperthyroid but i keep getting weaker and sicker. why am i not responding to my drugs? whats wrong? Answered by Ignacio Mcgavin 6 months ago.
120mg of methimazole?? If have never heard of that! That is an insane dose. You need a better doctor. One who is willing to get to the bottom of the situation and figure out what is going on. One who is willing to do his job. The first thing I would do if I thought methimazole was not working would be to switch to PTU. But I have never heard of methimazole not working. This situation does not make sense. What is the cause of your hyperthyroidism? Answered by Danae Freudenthal 6 months ago.
Hey I am sorry for your health condition . When I read your question I really felt sorry because I faced with doctors who refused to treat me . You should find a doctor to treat you At least you can have your breathing problem with a surgery They can take a small part of your thyroid to enlarge the breathe way And this will help to reduce the amount it releases . Maybe you can find a good doctor and doctor can treat you with medicine I mean without surgery Do not lose your hopes try your chances I hope you would be healthy very soon Take care Answered by Latesha Ragone 6 months ago.
It is your thyroid. I lost all of my fat and was burning muscle before I saw a doctor (lesson learned). I went from 180 to 140 in six months. I still haven't recovered fully. You need to look into lemongrass as well. Your doctor is wrong for accusing you like that!!! How are your eyes? Answered by Trevor Rule 6 months ago.
You need to find another endocrinologist Answered by Chante Moceri 6 months ago.
try coconut oil and/or kelp and start doing some deep breathing exercises. Let me know if I can help. Answered by Julian Gezalyan 6 months ago.