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A 33-year-old female asked about a 34-year-old female:

How long is methimazole prescribed for? 1 year or 2 years? in europe, it's prescribed indefinitely. why is the us different?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
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 Hyperthyroidsim! Mild cases which remit promptly may result is treatment times as short as 6 months...long standing cases one-two years ..Generally in the US treatmenent with Radioactive Iodine may be suggested after one year !

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