Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Carbimazole

Introduction

Name

  • Carbimazole.

Class of drug

  • Thioureylene antithyroid.

Description

Chemical name

  • 2,3-dihydro-3-methyl-2-thioxo-1H-imidazole-1-carboxylic acid ethyl ester.

Molecular formula

  • C7H10N2O2S.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.
  • Characteristic odor.
  • Bitter tasting.

Uses

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Indications

  • Hyperthyroidism in the cat   Hyperthyroidism  .
  • Alternative medical therapy to radio-iodine administration and/or where renal disease is present.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Bucknell D G (2000)Feline hyperthyroidism - spectrum of clinical presentations and response to carbimazole therapy.Aust Vet J78, 462-465.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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