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is it bad to take methimazole for a long time

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Antihistamine: One of the nonsedating antihistamines should do well: loratadine, Cetirizine or fexofenadine.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Any are OK: Hi. Is your thyroid function now normal? If it is, you can take ANY of the over-the-counter cold aids. Bear in mind, all any of them do is help some s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Possibly: It sounds like your husband has graves disease. Taking tapazole (methimazole) controls the thyroid level but does not affect his eyes if the exophtha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Hyperthyroidism: Hi. As long as your hyperthyroidism is treated, any OTC drugs should be OK. Once the methimazole dose is effectively adjusted to attain normal thyroid ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Instead of?: No. If you are on methimizole you have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and you need your medication. Do not come off or add anything else
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes you can.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
About 4-6 weeks: Tapazole(methimazole) has a slow onset of action. With initiation/change of dose, it may take ~4-6 weeks before symptomatic improvement is noticed (th ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me advice you: Your doctor how diagnose this condition is the person to advice you, because he knows better and have the list of the other drugs you are using.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Common: Methimazole is used in cases of hyperthyroidism and often propanolol is used to control heart rate immediately. They are often used together
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
There are: as many opinions about this as there are Endocrinologists and it is a BOARD CERTIFIED Endocrinologist whom you should consult for the treatment of Hy ... Read More
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