|In this study, clinical and laboratory data from 13 cats with hyperthyroidism were retrospectively evaluated. Methimazole (Tapazole, Eli Lilly) was formulated in a pleuronic lecithin organogel (PLO)-based vehicle and was applied to the inner pinna of the ear at a dosage ranging from 2.5 mg/cat q 24 h to 10.0 mg/cat q 12 h.
During the treatment period, cats were re-evaluated at a mean of 4.3 weeks (recheck-1), and again at a mean of 5.4 months (recheck-2). Clinical improvement was observed, and significant decreases in thyroxine concentrations were measured at recheck-1 (mean: 39.57 nmol/L, SEM: 14.4, SD: 41.2) and recheck-2 (mean: 36.71 nmol/L, SEM: 13.9, SD: 45.56) compared to pretreatment concentrations (mean: 97.5 nmol/L, SEM: 11.42, SD: 39.5).
No adverse effects were reported.
Source: Hoffmann,G., Marks,S.L.,Taboada, J., Hosgood, G.L., Wolfsheimer, K.J. (2003): Transdermal methimazole treatment in cats with hyperthyroidism. In: Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery 5, 2 , April 2003, pp 77-82