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Online pharmacy for compounded methimazole

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    Online pharmacy for compounded methimazole

    What's the best pharmacy you've used for compounded meds? I'm taking Snickers to the vet Friday and I'm betting she's going to be hyperthyroid along with Sammy. Problem is, she is not easy to pill like her brother. She loves ear rubs so I'm thinking ahead about transdermal IF that's what is going on with her.

    Just thought I'd see who you guys have used and like.

    Wedgewood makes a very nice pen for transdermal meds.

    But my vet was 100% unwilling to rx transdermal methimazole, because of the risk of transfer to me. You really don't want to shut down your own thyroid, and it's not just during application that it's a risk.


      Wedgewood was good for my dog's compounded meds, but could be really slow. I found I often had to call to "check" if it seemed stuck at stage 1 and then it miraculously zoomed along the process! (This was especially a problem right after Wedgewood and Diamonback merged) BestPets was quick and reliable, but often considerably more expensive.


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        Originally posted by Simkie View Post
        Wedgewood makes a very nice pen for transdermal meds.

        But my vet was 100% unwilling to rx transdermal methimazole, because of the risk of transfer to me. You really don't want to shut down your own thyroid, and it's not just during application that it's a risk.

        I hope she doesn't have it, because I don't know what we'll do if that's the case. I can't pill her - it works for a week then she runs away at the sight of me and I'm not going to do that for the rest of her life. Oh well, no point worrying when I don't know what it is yet, will hopefully find something out tomorrow evening or Saturday.


          I get mine from Wingate Pharmacy in New Hampshire. I think Nashua. Very nice to deal with a fast turn around.


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            Originally posted by MsM View Post
            Wedgewood was good for my dog's compounded meds, but could be really slow. I found I often had to call to "check" if it seemed stuck at stage 1 and then it miraculously zoomed along the process! (This was especially a problem right after Wedgewood and Diamonback merged) BestPets was quick and reliable, but often considerably more expensive.
            Thanks - I've heard of Wedgewood, but not Best Pets. The only ones I'm familiar with are just the ones that are most prolific online - entirely pets, chewy, petmeds, etc. I think I ordered potassium binder from Entirely Pets, but never compounded meds.


              We have been using compounded transdermal methimazole for our cat for about two years, using two vets. The first vet carried it in her office and it took a couple of days to get. That one came from TX. The second vet used a different pharmacy, compounded in the SF Bay area, which is where I live. This cat is like yours, and wouldn't tolerate getting a pill twice a day.
              Mystic Owl Sporthorses


                Also a fan of Wingate"s in NH


                  You don't have to pill them to use the pill form--crush the pills and put on a little canned food or tuna. Both of the ones I had on it gobbled it down on their food. From what I understand, it's much more reliable in pill form than transdermal.


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                    She's not eating that great and I think the fat one would eat it.

                    She is hyper t. I'll try it crushed but am still getting the transdermal too. I'll just have to feed her separate if I can find something she will devour.


                      We had one old cat that started to get picky. He would drink clam juice. You can buy it by the bottle at the supermarket.
                      Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)