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Tapazole Cat Tablets, USP) A Drug Used For Treatment Of Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Tapazole® (Methimazole Tablets, USP) A Drug Used For Treatment Of Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Tapazole is indicated in the medical treatment of hyperthyroidism. Long-term therapy may lead to remission of the disease. Tapazole may be used to ameliorate hyperthyroidism in preparation for subtotal thyroidectomy or radioactive iodine therapy. Tapazole is also used when thyroidectomy is contraindicated or not advisable. More details

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Tapazole Cat Tablets, USP) A Drug Used For Treatment Of Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Tapazole By Jones Pharma Incorporated

Tapazole (methimazole) is used by veterinarians to treat overactive (hyper) thyroid in cats. It is available as a 5mg and 10mg scored tablet.
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Tapazole For Cats Information

Generic Name:
Methimazole (meh-thim’-ah-zole)
Brand Name(s)
Tapazole (Jones)
Indications and Usage:
Tapazole is indicated in the medical treatment of hyperthyroidism. Long-term therapy may lead to remission of the disease. Tapazole may be used to ameliorate hyperthyroidism in preparation for subtotal thyroidectomy or radioactive iodine therapy. Tapazole is also used when thyroidectomy is contraindicated or not advisable.
Dosage and Administration:
Tapazole is administered orally. It is usually given in 3 equal doses at approximately 8-hour intervals.
Adult - The initial daily dosage is 15 mg for mild hyperthyroidism, 30 to 40 mg for moderately severe hyperthyroidism, and 60 mg for severe hyperthyroidism, divided into 3 doses at 8-hour intervals. The maintenance dosage is 5 to 15 mg daily.Pediatric -Initially, the daily dosage is 0.4 mg/kg of body weight divided into 3 doses and given at 8-hour intervals. The maintenance dosage is approximately 1/2 of the initial dose.Tapazole Cat Side Effects:
Agranulocytosis is potentially a serious side effect associated with Tapazole®. Patients should be instructed to report any signs of agranulocytosis, including fever or sore throat, to their physicians. Leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, aplastic anemia and hepatitis may also occur. Tapazole® can cause fetal harm, including rare instances of congenital defects, when administered to a pregnant woman and is contraindicated in nursing mothers. The most common adverse events associated with the use of Tapazole® are skin rash, urticaria, nausea, vomiting, arthraglia, hair loss, loss of taste, lymphadenopathy and drug fever.



 
   
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