Can thyroid medicine for cats side effects?

Asked By: Gardner Lueilwitz
Date created: Wed, Mar 24, 2021 4:03 AM
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The most common side effects of Felimazole reported to FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine are:

  • A change in appetite (the cat's appetite may increase or decrease),
  • decreased activity level (sluggishness),
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea or loose stool,
  • skin lesions,
  • itchy skin, especially the face, head, and neck,
Answered By: Stevie Kreiger
Date created: Thu, Mar 25, 2021 6:06 AM

Hyperthyroid in cats part ii: treating with diet and medication

Hyperthyroid in cats part ii: treating with diet and medication
What are the side effects of Felimazole? The most common side effects of Felimazole reported to FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine are: A change in appetite (the cat’s appetite may increase or...
Answered By: Natasha Wolf
Date created: Thu, Mar 25, 2021 9:34 PM
As with many medications, vomiting is often a side effect of methimazole when used to treat cat hyperthyroid disease. This is often due to the taste of the pill. Disguising the pill in food can help your cat avoid this side effect. Depression. Methimazole treatment for cat thyroid issues can cause depression in some cats. This is a side effect you will have to watch for. If this side effect develops then you will need to have your veterinarian adjust your cat's medication. Disorders of the Blood
Answered By: Sigrid Lesch
Date created: Fri, Mar 26, 2021 1:51 AM
Thyroid medicine allergies in cats are due to an adverse reaction cats with hyperthyroidism have with the medication. Methimazole is the drug of choice for the management of thyroid disorders in both cats and humans, and this medication has a range of side-effects that can negatively affect cats.
Answered By: Oswald Stracke
Date created: Sat, Mar 27, 2021 2:11 PM
Common adverse effects associated with this medication include: - Vomiting, anorexia, and depression/lethargy - GI effects occur in about 10% of treated cats may be related to the drug's bitter taste or direct gastric irritation and are often transient. - Bloodwork changes to the white blood cells and red blood cells can also be seen.
Answered By: Zakary Kilback
Date created: Sat, Mar 27, 2021 6:40 PM
If a feline has low platelets, it will make the cat’s blood not clot, and it may often lead to severe bleeding issues. This antithyroid drug’s side effects can be a nightmare to many cat owners. Also, there are always some felines who cannot take this medication because of its side effects.
Answered By: Clare O'Conner
Date created: Sat, Mar 27, 2021 9:04 PM
In these cases, the medication will usually be stopped. Less common, but more severe side effects can include serious changes in the pet’s bone marrow or blood count. Liver problems can also arise in some cases. If blood abnormalities develop, then the pet may require a dose reduction.
Answered By: Kurtis Schaefer
Date created: Sun, Mar 28, 2021 12:01 AM
Other serious side effects may include: Difficulty breathing (the cat opening its mouth, sticking its elbows out from its body, flaring up its nostrils,... Fever Swelling of the face, lips, tongue Loss of appetite Bloody stool or urine Vomiting Depression (losing appetite, becoming less active, ...
Answered By: Kenton Wisoky
Date created: Sun, Mar 28, 2021 1:22 PM
There are some side effects associated with cat thyroid medicine. These include laziness, vomiting, going to the litter box more often, inability to put on weight, and lethargy. While these side effects may hurt your cat, it is very important that you talk with your vet before you stop giving your cat thyroid medicine.
Answered By: Tania Hamill
Date created: Mon, Mar 29, 2021 2:40 PM
Mostly affecting older felines, hyperthyroidism causes symptoms including weight loss, constant hunger, unkempt appearance and lots of drinking and urinating. Signs you can't see include high blood pressure. If you opt for drug treatment for your cat, your vet prescribes methimazole, marketed under the brand names Felimazole and Tapazole.
Answered By: Doyle Daniel
Date created: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 2:51 AM
Common adverse effects associated with this medication include: - Vomiting, anorexia, and depression/lethargy - GI effects occur in about 10% of treated cats may be related to the drug's bitter taste or direct gastric irritation and are often transient. - Bloodwork changes to the white blood cells and red blood cells can also be seen.
Answered By: Clare White
Date created: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 4:50 PM
Once the excessive level of thyroid hormones is lowered by Felimazole (or any treatment for hyperthyroidism), the blood flow to the kidneys returns to normal and the kidney function in some cats...
Answered By: Haleigh Armstrong
Date created: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 7:06 PM
Methimazole is the drug of choice for the management of thyroid disorders in both cats and humans, and this medication has a range of side-effects that can negatively affect cats. Symptoms of Thyroid Medicine Allergy in Cats If your cat is having an allergic reaction to thyroid medication, he will have a variety of symptoms.
Answered By: Kenyatta Beatty
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 4:01 AM
Methimazole treatment for cat thyroid issues can cause depression in some cats. This is a side effect you will have to watch for. If this side effect develops then you will need to have your veterinarian adjust your cat's medication. Disorders of the Blood
Answered By: Simeon Marks
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 4:42 AM
Some owners (and their cats) find it difficult to give pills daily and may decide, after starting anti-thyroid pills, to later have their cat treated with radioactive iodine or surgery. Methimazole may produce side effects in cats including depression, vomiting and lack of appetite. These signs usually resolve without stopping the medication.
Answered By: Olen Botsford
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 4:45 PM
This drug generally takes days or weeks before the effects can be detected. Even most of its effects are not clearly noticeable. The most common methimazole side effects for cats include a change in appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and tiredness, typically can be seen in the first three months of taking this medication.
Answered By: Constance Ziemann
Date created: Thu, Apr 1, 2021 7:25 PM
If a high dose is given, the cat may have adverse reactions and the hormone levels can decrease rapidly until a level that may indicate hypothyroidism. Common side effects of methimazole include lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting or lack of activity and sleepiness.
Answered By: Letha Sporer
Date created: Fri, Apr 2, 2021 3:49 PM
Although studies have revealed that methimazole can effectively work for 2.3 hours in hyperthyroid cats and 4.7 hours in normal cats, a single dose can actually suppress thyroid hormone levels for about 24 hours [10, 11, 20]. Methimazole (Tapazole) side effects
Answered By: Amy Rolfson
Date created: Sat, Apr 3, 2021 12:38 PM
However, some pets can be sensitive to the drug and can cause injury to the face and neck through scratching. In these cases, the medication will usually be stopped. Less common, but more severe side effects can include serious changes in the pet’s bone marrow or blood count. Liver problems can also arise in some cases.
Answered By: Cecelia Gutmann
Date created: Mon, Apr 5, 2021 5:05 AM
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