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Hyperthyroidism: Hi. Carbimazole (or its active metabolite, methimazole) can be used to treat hyperthyroidism (Graves' or hyper nodule(s)). It will NEVER cure hyper nodules, although it can control them indefinitely. There is a chance of curing Graves' disease, although the cure rate is only on the order of 50% after 2 years of treatment. As long as thee no adverse side effects, the drug can be used indefinitely. ...Read more
I am taking 10mg of carbimazole daily for my hyperthyroism condition. Will i gain weight from the medication and what will happen if i stop taking?
Stopping may cause: Stopping the medication may worsen your symptoms. However, being on it may not cause you gain weight. ...Read more
Travelled to america and left my carbimazole tablets back home, i heard methimazole is similar to carbimazole, should I take it in the meantime?
The two drugs: Are similar and the doses are relatively equal. Check with a local doctor as some sort of therapy is indicated if you're going to be in america for a period of more than 1-2 days. ...Read more
Let me help: Blood and bone marrow problems , gastrointestinal problems hair loss headaches itching jointpain liver problems - if you develop jaundice you should seek medical advice musclepain or tenderness - you should seek medical advice if you get any musclepain or tenderness nausea skin rash or rashes urticaria. You should medical attention if you have any of those. Good luck. ...Read more
Taken carbimazole and ptu in the past for my thyroid, but they are not improving my condition, is there any other anti- thyroid drugs i can take?
This is a rare: But well reported concern for this medication. The specific mechanism is not well worked out, but as thyroid disease is autoimmune, patients may be a set up for a second immune related problem with granulocyte production. ...Read more
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