TAPAZOLE (Common Drug Name:Methimazole) is generally used in Cats to treat hyperthyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Tapazole assists in reducing the amount of thyroid hormone produced by the body.
Tapazole(Methimazole) may be used in dogs receiving cisplatin, an anti-cancer drug, in order to protect the kidneys.
Follow the dosage instructions outlined by your doctor. Tapazole can be given with or without food. Blood testing should be conducted periodically to monitor liver function and for any toxic effects on blood cells.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet has a fever (temp over 103°F), shows signs of bruising or bleeding, exhibits symptoms of an allergic reaction to the medication (signs may include facialswelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset
of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale or yellow gums, cold limbs, or coma.) Liver failure has also been reported in rare cases.
Tapazole Ingredients: Methimazole
Generic to Tapazole: Methimazole