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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
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
What are other medications for surgery other than carbimazole and propylthiouracil (ptu) and how effective are they?
Don't understand: These drugs are used in the treatment of hypothyroidism. I am assuming you mean are they effective in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. That is something you need to discuss with you physician and endocrinologist. There are many causes of hyperthyroidism and it will depend on that. ...Read more
Taken carbimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) in the past for my thyroid, but they are not improving my condition, is there any other anti- thyroid drugs I can take?
Does propranolol, carbimazole, piriton or ferrous sulphate cause breathing problems? Because I've been experiencing this since taking these drugs.
Propranolol: Propranol is a beta nerve blocker. Beta stimulating medications such as albuterol help open the airways. When the beta nerves are blocked by the propranol this can lead to worsening asthma/breathing problems. Carbimazole treats hyperthyroid, piriton is an antihistamine and ferrous sulfate iron all of which would cause minimal effect on breathing. ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol with these drugs I'm taking? Propranolol, carbimazole, piriton allergy tablets and morphine.
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
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,
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
skin rash or rashes
urticaria. You should medical attention if you have any of those. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
Why is Clenbuterol dangerous to take if I have hyperthyroidism and taking 10mg of Carbimazole daily?
Stimulation: Clenbuterol is an adrenaline-like drug used to treat asthma. Hyperthyroidism stimulates your body, and especially your heart, just like adrenaline. The combination of an adrenaline-like drug on top of hyperthyroidism can be too much for the heart, and cause arrhythmia, heart attack, etc. However, if the carbimazole is controlling the thyroid and you have need, it may be ok. Talk to your doctor ...Read more
Despite being on the highest dose of carbimazole, the lump on my neck keeps on getting bigger and bigger, what should I do?
Thyroid problem: The lump on your neck may not necessarily be related to your thyroid or if it is, it may need to be looked at as far what kind of lump it is especially if it's been growing. Carbimazole is used to treat thyroid hyperfunction but not necessarily suitable to treat thyroid lumps. Your doc may look into the possibility of having a biopsy done of it. ...Read more
I'm on the highest dose of carbimazole and propanolol, I drunk shots of vodka and I have chest pains, will I be okay? I know it was dumb of me to do
I was diagnosed with Graves & have been on 10mg of Carbimazole daily. It's been 2 weeks now & l don't feel any better. Does it take this long to work?
It can: Hi. You should be starting to feel better soon, but depending how high your free T4 and free T3 (liothyronine) were at time of diagnosis, and the carbimazole dose you were started on, it's possible to not have become therapeutic yet. You can increase the carbimazole dose to get more rapid control; talk with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Hyperthyroid which was managed with Carbimazole & stable for 3yrs. Levels creeping up again (just in normal). Is there any benefit to carnitine supps?
Hyperthyroid: Carnitine will not help. The dose of carmimazole/methimazole needed will often change over time, and the course of the hyperthyroidism can change. You may need a dose adjustment of the medicaiton. This is why many Endocrinologists recommend definitive treatment with radioactive iodine or surgery. ...Read more
I have been treated for hyperthyroidism with carbimazole but now my results show I m hypothyroid should I stop the carbimazole?
No: See your doctor to get the dose adjusted. Depending on how hypo you are now and how big of a swing you've had, you might just need to cut down the dose. Your doctor should guide you through this. ...Read more