Mirataz (Mirtazapine Transdermal Ointment) is the first and only FDA-approved transdermal medication for the management of weight loss in cats. This easy to use topical ointment is applied topically to the inner side of the cat’s earlobe, where it absorbs through the skin into the bloodstream.
What is Mirataz 100 mg/tube in 5-gram tube (20 mg per 1 gram)?
Mirataz (Mirtazapine Transdermal Ointment) is a medication for the management of weight loss in cats.
Who is Mirataz 100 mg/tube in 5-gram tube (20 mg per 1 gram) for?
Why use Mirataz 100 mg/tube in 5-gram tube (20 mg per 1 gram)?
-Prescribed by veterinarians to control undesired weight loss in cats with underlying conditions including kidney, dental, or gastrointestinal diseases.
-Easy to use topical ointment is applied topically to the inner side of the cat’s earlobe.
How does Mirataz 100 mg/tube in 5-gram tube (20 mg per 1 gram) work?
The pharmacodynamic action of mirtazapine involves antagonism of several receptor sites Antagonism of presynaptic a-2 receptors, serotonin receptors (5-HT2A, 5-HT2C, 5-HT3), and histamine receptors (H1) by mirtazapine has been demonstrated to result in: Orexigenic effect via interaction with nuclei within the hypothalamus1. Enhanced release of both serotonin (5-HT) and noradrenaline (NE)2
How is Mirataz 100 mg/tube in 5-gram tube (20 mg per 1 gram) sold?
5 g tube ointment
What are the side effects of Mirataz 100 mg/tube in 5-gram tube (20 mg per 1 gram)?
The most common adverse reactions observed in the clinical field study included application-site reactions, behavioral abnormalities (vocalization and hyperactivity), and vomiting.
What special precautions are there?
Keep away from children and animals. After application, care should be taken that people or other animals in the household do not come in contact with the treated cat for 2 hours because mirtazapine can be absorbed transdermally and orally. Mirataz (mirtazapine transdermal ointment) is for topical use in cats only under veterinary supervision. Do not use in cats with a known hypersensitivity to mirtazapine or any of the excipients. Do not use in cats treated with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). Not for human use. Wear gloves when handling/applying, wash hands after and avoid contact between the treated cat and people or other animals for 2 hours following application. Use with caution in cats with hepatic and kidney disease. Cat’s food intake should be monitored upon discontinuation. Safety has not been evaluated in cats less than 2 kg, less than six months of age or in breeding, pregnant or lactating cats. Do not administer orally or to the eye.
What to do if overdose?
Contact your nearest emergency animal hospital.
How can I store Mirataz 100 mg/tube in 5-gram tube (20 mg per 1 gram)?
Store below 25°C (77°F). Multi-use tube. Discard within 30 days of first use.
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