Methimazole, commonly referred to as Tapazole, is the most common medication used to treat feline hyperthyroidism. Your cat will need to take this oral antithyroid medication for the rest of his/her life. It works to inhibit the thyroid hormone from being produced at the thyroid gland. Although this seems like a simple and effective solution, the disadvantages far outweigh the benefits.
Thankfully, there is a more effective treatment for feline hyperthyroidism: Radioactive Iodine I-131 treatment. The benefits of this treatment method are as follows:
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