Methio-Form Pet Medication
- Dog or Cat
- Availability: Prescription
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Methio-Form used for?
Methio-Form is a urinary acidifier used in the treatment and prevention of certain types of urinary stones.
- How Methio-Form should be used?
Daily dosages vary with diet and the amount of acidification needed. The usual daily dose range in cats is 1 ½ to 3 tablets daily depending on the weigh of the cat. The usual dose range in dogs up to 15 lbs is ½ to 4 tablets, for dogs 15 to 33 lbs give 2 to 7 tablets and for dogs 33 to 66 lbs give 4 to 13 tablets. Tablets may be given whole, or crumbled and sprinkled onto food. Doses may be given once a day, if more convenient, into 2 or 3 divided doses.
- What are the side effects?
Side effects of methio-Form may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
- What special precautions are there?
Do not use in animals with liver, kidney or pancreatic disease. Do not use in animals with metabolic acidosis. Do not use in animals with urate kidney stones. Do not use in combination with diets that acidify the urine unless directed by veterinarian. Use with caution when given with aminoglycoside antibiotics such as gentamicin. Use with caution when given with quinidine. Always tell your veterinarian or pharmacist what other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your pet is taking.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room. Symptoms of overdose may include loss of appetite, pale or blue mucous membranes, incoordination or staggering.
- How should I store Methio-Form?
Store this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store chewable tablets at room temperature away from excess heat, light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.