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Felimazole® Coated Tablets for Cats:  Dosage and administration
 
 
Felimazole® Coated Tablets for Cats
Felimazole® Coated Tablets for Cats
Dosage and administration
For oral administration only.
For the stabilisation of feline hyperthyroidism prior to surgical thyroidectomy and for the long term treatment of feline hyperthyroidism, the recommended starting dose is 5 mg per day.
Wherever possible, the total daily dose should be divided into two and administered morning and evening. Tablets should not be split.
If, for reasons of compliance, once daily dosing with a 5 mg tablet is preferable, then this is acceptable although the 2.5 mg tablet given twice daily may be more efficacious in the short term. The 5 mg tablet is also suitable for cats requiring higher dose rates.
Haematology, biochemistry and serum total T4 should be assessed before initiating treatment and after 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 20 weeks, and thereafter every 3 months. At each of the recommended monitoring intervals, the dose should be titrated to effect according to the total T4 and to clinical response to treatment. Standard dose adjustments should be made in increments of 2.5 mg and the aim should be to achieve the lowest possible dose rate.
If more than 10 mg per day is required animals should be monitored particularly carefully. The dose administered should not exceed 20 mg/day.
For long term treatment of hyperthyroidism the animal should be treated for life.
Felimazole 1.25 mg coated tablets for cats:
1.25 mg tablets are intended for use in cats that require particularly small doses of thiamazole, and to assist with dosage adjustments.
           
 
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  Date updated: 26 September 2013