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Vidalta Tablets For Cats

WHAT IS VIDALTA?

Vidalta for cats is a drug that is used in the treatment of an over active thyroid gland or Hyperthyroidism in cats. Vidalta for cats is made by MSD (Formely Intervet Schering-Plough) and is available in two different sizes, 10mg and 15mg. These are available in pots of either 30 or 100 tablets. Vidalta are small, round, pink tablets. The active ingredient in Vidalta is carbimazole. Vidalta tablets are given by mouth, once daily.
treating over active thyroid in cats
WHAT ARE THE USES OF VIDALTA?

Vidalta is used to treat Hyperthyroidism in cats. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid glands, situated either side if the neck, enlarge and start to produce excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. Vidalta stops this process by reducing the uptake of Iodine that is needed to make thyroid hormones and also blocking the pathway of reactions that forms the hormone. Excess thyroid hormone up regulates the metabolism causing increased hunger and thirst, weight loss and an increased heart rate amongst other signs. Vidalta will reduce these clinical signs as it reduced the amount of thyroid hormone being produced.

VIDALTA TOP TIPS

- It is only for use in cats
- It is available in two sizes, 10mg and 15mg tablets
- The dose required by your pet will be decided by your vet
- Only give if directed to do so by a vet
- It is given once daily.
- Do not alter the dose without consulting with your vet
- It can be given with or without food
- If you see any side effects then call your vet for advice
- Store in a cool dry place, less than 25oC
- If you suspect your cat may have had an overdose then call your vet
Symptoms of Hyperthyroidism
- Weight Loss
- Increased Appetite
- Behavioural Changes
- Vomiting / Diarrhoea
VIDALTA SIDE EFFECTS

- Do not use in pregnant or lactating queens.
- The most common side effects are vomiting and diarrhoea.
- These are usually mild and do not require treatment to be stopped
- Occasionally skin lesions such as dermatitis may be seen
- If you suspect side effects then call your vet for advice
- Kidney and Liver parameters should be closely monitored during treatment
- Women of child bearing age should wear gloves when handling
- Transient anaemia may also occur so this should be monitored
- Side effects are more likely at high doses (>20mg per cat)
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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

- It comes in two sizes, 10mg and 15mg tablets.
- It should be given once daily
- It should be given at the same time each day
- It should not be broken or crushed
- The dose required by your cat will be decided by your vet.
- The dose can be altered by your vet according to response to treatment
- Do not alter the dose without checking with your vet
- Regular monitoring is required while being treated
- Treatment is often lifelong
Thyroid Gland
HOW TO REDUCE THE COST OF TREATING HYPERTHYROIDISM IN CATS

- 10mg and 15mg tablets are a POM-V (prescription only medicine - veterinarian) so they are only available on prescription from your vet
- Cats must be under the care of the prescribing vet and must therefore have been seen sufficiently recently by your vet in order for him/her to prescribe.
- Cat owners can purchase vidalta from their vet or they can request a written prescription that can be dispensed by petprescription.co.uk
- Veterinary surgeons cannot legally refuse to supply a written prescription if requested but they are allowed to charge a fee for doing so
- Since the majority of cats prescribed vidalta are being treated for a life long disease (hyperthyroidism) they will need to take vidalta long term
- Cat owners can buy tablets legally from an online dispensary such as www.petprescrition.co.uk
- The medication we sell is identical to the medication you would buy from your veterinary surgeon though typically 40-60% cheaper
ABOUT PETPRESCRIPTION.CO.UK

- Petprescription.co.uk is run by Pet Prescription Ltd.
- We are staffed by veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and SQP's (suitably qualified persons)
- As well as operating many pet information websites we also run www.petprescription.co.uk
- petprescription.co.uk sells a wide variety of pet healthcare products, prescriptions drugs and pet accessories.
- As practicing veterinary and animal professionals we have a wealth of experience and are extremely well placed to answer your pet related queries
- As pet owners ourselves we understand the importance of pets to their owners
- Owning a pet can be expensive - We want to help you care for your pets with expert advice and discounted pet medicines and accessories

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Vidalta Tablets are a prescription only medicines (POM-V) that can only be supplied by www.petprescription.co.uk on receipt of a written prescription from a veterinary surgeon. For a veterinary surgeon to issue a written prescription for your pet it must be under his/her care

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