Felimazole® Coated Tablets
Felimazole® Coated Tablets are an oral medication that works on the thyroid gland and inhibits the production of thyroid hormones.
Product Description & Form
Felimazole® 2.5 mg Coated Tablets 100 ct: 6 mm, pink, round, film coated tablet, not scored, no imprint. (NDC 17033-0225-10)
Felimazole® 5 mg Coated Tablets 100 ct: 6 mm, orange, round, film coated tablet, not scored, no imprint. (NDC 17033-0250-10)
- Used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) in cats
Side effects may include loss of appetite, vomiting and drowsiness and usually decrease over time. Notify your veterinarian if symptoms are troublesome and continue. Other side effects may occur. If the pet experiences anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Felimazole® should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian. Try to give this medication at about the same time each day. Wash hands after handling this medication or after changing litter box of treated cats. Wear gloves to administer this medication if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Drug & Food Interactions
Anticoagulants can potentially interact with methimazole. The following drugs can potentially interact with methimazole: benzimidazole antiparasitics, beta-blockers, digoxin, phenobarbital, bupropion, and theophylline. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together. Do not stop giving this medication to your pet unless directed by your veterinarian.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and a drug interaction may be anticipated. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
Do not use on pregnant, breeding, or nursing animals.
Do not administer a "live" vaccine to your pet while the pet is being treated with methimazole.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact the manufacturer Dechra at 866-307-0789 or Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at 77°F in controlled room temperature, excursions permitted between 59° to 86°F. Protect from moisture. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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