Feline Hyperthyroidism Medical Treatment

One of the primary ways in which feline hyperthyroidism is treated is with regular medication, more specifically: Methimazole(Tapazole). This is an oral antithyroid medication administered to your cat for the rest of his/her life, and treats an overactive feline thyroid (feline hyperthyroidism). Tapazole in cats works to inhibit the thyroid hormone from being produced at the thyroid gland. While it may carry with it some great benefits, the disadvantages far outweigh these.

Drawbacks to Methimazole for Cat Hyperthyroidism

While it's true that using Methimazole or Tapazole to treat cats with hyperthyroidism is effective, here are are drawbacks:

Benefits of Radioactive Iodine I-131 Treatment

Thankfully, there is a more effective treatment for feline hyperthyroidism: Radioactive Iodine I-131 treatment. The benefits of this treatment method is as follows:

Learn more about treatment methods for feline hyperthyroidism, and/or print out our method comparison infographic from below.

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Radioactive Iodine Treatment for feline hyperthyroidism

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