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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
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
What is the difference between ptu (propylthiouracil) and carbimazole? Is it possible to switch medication?
Different: Carbimazole is converted to an anti=thyroid drug methimazole. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is a different anti-thyroid drug. Both are effective. Ptu (propylthiouracil) better, but not used as much since it can be associated with liver disease. Both have potential side effects. Talk w/your doctor. ...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
Found diagnosed with hyper tyroid recently with blood test report. Taking Camazol (carbimazole) 5mg one pill daily. What is my chance of recovering?
Need more info: Carbimazole will lower your thyroid level as long as you remain on the medication. The cause for your hyperthyroidism (Grave's disease, toxic nodule, multinodular goiter) will determine whether you will be able to come off the medication and have a normal thyroid level. Most people need a dose of carbimazole higher than 5 mg daily initially. ...Read more
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