Vidalta 10mg X 30 Tablets | Prescription Required
For the treatment of hyperthyroidism and hyperthyroidism-associated clinical signs in cats.
* Prescription Animal Remedy (PAR) Class 1. For use under the authority or prescription of a veterinarian. Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997..
Vidalta tablets are used to control over active thyroid glands (hyperthyroidism).
This is a common condition of older cats, though it is unusual in young cats.
Hyperthyroidism develops spontaneously over a period of time and results in a number of symptoms.
Typically affected cats lose weight despite eating well.
They may behave in a slightly agitated or over-active way, and will tend to have a fast heart rate, even when at rest.
They may show vomiting or diarrhoea too.
Vidalta tablets are designed to reduce the excess production of thyroid hormone from the thyroid glands. Vidalta are classed as a sustained release type of tablet.
This helps to maintain their effectiveness over the whole day.
It is important to try and give Vidalta tablets to cats whole, not crushed, for this to work most effectively..
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Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrinopathy in cats, affecting as many as 1 in 300 cats.
It is an insidious, progressive disease mainly seen in middle-aged to older cats.
Subtle changes in appetite, condition or behaviour may not be noticed immediately.
But as the disease progresses, owners become aware of a change in personality as their pet becomes hyperactive or grumpy, with increases in appetite and thirst—akin to a tiger rather than the delightful cat they are accustomed to. Until now, hyperthyroid cats needed to be treated with tablets two or even three times daily, making treatment even more of a challenge.
Vidalta is the first prolonged-release formulation of carbimazole and offers genuine once-daily dosing.
There is a rapid and long-term improvement in hyperthyroid cats treated with Vidalta.
Tablets should be administered at the same time every day. Vidalta tablets may be given with or without food as long as this is consistent from day to day.
If you are concerned about your cat, talk to your veterinary professional about feline hyperthyroidism and Vidalta.