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Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Yes.: The mother needs both a free-t3 and TSH drawn early in pregnancy, followed up monthly measurements during the pregnacy. Most women have a significant increase in total T4 and t3, (liothyronine) due the hyperestrogenemia, which occurs with a secondary increase in thyroid binding globulin. Free thyroid levels will fall if a women is on thyroid, and may fall if reserve has been decreased by hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Is Buspar (buspirone) safe for patients with arrhythmia? (wpw) i'm on lopressor, synthroid, and multiple vitamin daily. Any risks?

Is Buspar (buspirone) safe for patients with arrhythmia? (wpw) i'm on lopressor, synthroid, and multiple vitamin daily. Any risks?

Usually, safe.: Although theoretically, there could be blood pressure or heart rate effects of Buspar (buspirone) due to its effects upon serotonin and dopamine, there are no reports of buspar-induced wpw-associated arrhythmias. Interestingly, although IV beta-blocker might not halt a wpw-related arrhythmia, oral beta blockers seem to decrease stress-related recurrences of tachycardia in WPW patients. ...Read more

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Can methimazole (tapazole) effect vision?

Can methimazole (tapazole) effect vision?

No: According to pubmed, ahfs consumer medication information, methimazole does not have side effects to the eyes. Its side effects include:skin rash, upset stomach, , dizziness etc.. Methimazole is normally used to treat hyperthyrodism. Thyroid diseases can however affect the eyes and cause dry eyes and other eye diseases. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000686/ http://emedicine.Medsca. ...Read more

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Is everyone using ptu (propylthiouracil) for graves disease?

Is everyone using ptu (propylthiouracil) for graves disease?

No: There are essentially three approaches to managing hyperthyroidism: surgical removal of gland, radiation therapy to the gland, medication (tapazole, propylthiouracil) to block the gland from taking up iodine and forming too much hormone. The symptoms must be treated often first with beta-blocker. Treatment options need by discussed and tailored for each person, depending on age, other probs, etc. ...Read more

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Benefits and risks of low-dose aspirin?

Benefits and risks of low-dose aspirin?

Aspirin therapy: Low dose Aspirin has been shown to be of benefit as secondary prevention (preventing second events) in people who have suffered heart attacks or strokes. It is also of benefit as primary prevention (preventing first events) in patients with cardiovascular risk factors though it's use should be balanced by a slightly increased risk of bleeding and gastric irritation. ...Read more

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Absinthium vs wormwood risks?

Absinthium vs wormwood risks?

Uncertain: All these preparations contain alkaloids that have unknown effects. One of my colleagues who works at a medical school nearby has written about them, seriously concerned about permanent brain damage. I'd shun both. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of neo-mercazole (carbimazole) ?

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

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Propranolol safety in 18y/o male with tachycardia & high bld. Press? Life expectancy decreased? Side effects? Toprol (metoprolol) vs propranolol?

Propranolol safety in 18y/o male with tachycardia & high bld. Press? Life expectancy decreased? Side effects? Toprol (metoprolol) vs propranolol?

This is so common: That i despair of accurate diagnosis. Your heart and BP at 18 are controlled by the limbic system of the brain---a computer that organizes your ability to adapt to environment. Defective oxidative metabolism causes the computer to send out unnecessary signals through the sympathetic nervous system. Commonest cause is vitamin b1 and magnesium deficiency from ingestion of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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What are the side effect propylthiouracil 50 mg?

Rash, liver, wbc: The most common side effect is rash, as ptu (propylthiouracil) is a sulfa drug. Liver inflammation can occur occasionally, so we typically monitor liver function tests. Rarely, one can develop low white count leading to infection. ...Read more

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Metoprolol side effects , is this medicine or methotrexate increased LDL cholesterol ?

Metoprolol side effects , is this medicine  or methotrexate increased LDL cholesterol ?

Wouldn't blame meds: I would think more likely it would be dietary or genetic factors affecting an LDL cholesterol. True, the metoprolol could adversely affect the lipid profile but I think it's relatively unlikely. I would recc talking to your doctor about it more. There are other options for blood pressure management out there. Take care. ...Read more

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Does taking Synthroid (thyroxine) daily fior hypothyroidism increase your risk for cancer? In males?

Does taking Synthroid (thyroxine) daily fior hypothyroidism increase your risk for cancer? In males?

No. Synthroid (thyroxine): Simply replaces absent or inadequate thyroid hormone. It prevents you from being hypothyroid, or perhaps being overstimulated by tsh, the pituitary hormone that drive thyroid growth. There is no risk of it causing a cancer. Some would put you on it if yo had thyroid cancer, to prevent the TSH from stimulating its growth. ...Read more

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1st trimester risk of taking 1000 mg amoxicillin?

1st trimester risk of taking 1000 mg amoxicillin?

Amox & Pregnancy: Amoxicillin is considered to be a safe drug to use in pregnancy. There is little to no risk of taking it in the first trimester. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of propylthiouracil 50 mg?

PTU (propylthiouracil): At that dose there are few side effects but occasionally that does happen. If you are concerned please contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Risks of darvon-n?

Risks of darvon-n?

More serious risks: Some possible serious risks include: jaundice, seizure, fainting, confusion, slow heart beat, hallucinations or allergic reaction (with swelling of lips, tongue or throat; difficulty breathing or hives). ...Read more

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Drug interactions Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Drug interactions
  Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Adverse effects: Significant QT prolongation. Symptoms need immediate evaluation may indicate torsade de pointes, eletrolyte abnormalities. Combination of multiple drugs that prolong QT interval is not advisable. needto check magnessium and potassuim levels. ...Read more

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How long before ptu (propylthiouracil) is effective against hyperthyroidism?

About2to 4 weeks: It starts working right away when started but full effect may take 2to4 weeks ...Read more

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Tell me about ptu (propylthiouracil) effects/?

Liver toxicity: Fulminant hepatic failure is the most serious adverse effect (black warning exist for such risk). Other side effects include rash , joint pain and rarely bone marrow suppression. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of toprol (metoprolol) XL (beta blocker)?

What are the pros and cons of toprol (metoprolol) XL (beta blocker)?

Mixed: Pros: effective in lowering BP; effective in treating and preventing fast heart rhythms; effective in patients who have Heart Failure at high doses. Cons: can cause fatigue, lethargy, and slow heart rate; can cause dizziness; can cause depression or worsen depression in some patients. I would not recommend it as first line therapy in an otherwise healthy person unless there are other issues. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking garcinia cambogia with celexa (citalopram)?

What are the risks of taking garcinia cambogia with celexa (citalopram)?

See below YES: Celexa has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is used in depression, stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, dysthymia, depressed mood, major depression. Garcinia cambogia has active ingredients of garcinia. It is used in lipids abnormal, weight loss. I found no interactions however clear this with your md. ...Read more

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Can 10mg carbimazole make you fat?

Can 10mg carbimazole make you fat?

Possible: If you overuse it and cause hypothyroidism, then you can gain weight. This is why your doctor get periodic blood testing while you are on this drug to make sure the dose is the appropriate dose. ...Read more

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What is better to take-carbimazole or levothyroxine?

What is better to take-carbimazole or levothyroxine?

Strange question: Carbimazole is used to treat an overactive thyroid, levothyroxine is for an underactive thyroid. They work in opposite ways, so one can not say one is better than the other, since they have different actions. ...Read more

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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

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Travelled to america and left my carbimazole tablets back home, i heard methimazole is similar to carbimazole, should I take it in the meantime?

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

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Why agranulocytosis occur in carbimazole therapy?

Why agranulocytosis occur in carbimazole therapy?

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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Can I use carbimazole for thyroid?

Can I use carbimazole for thyroid?

Outside USA - YES: Carbimazole is not marketed in the usa (outside of the usa). Methimazole is equivalent to carbimazole and that is the preferred therapy in the usa. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of neo-mercazole (carbimazole) ?

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

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What to do if I have tyroid and I got carbimazole 20mg pills, is it enough to cure my thyroid?

What to do if I have tyroid and I got carbimazole 20mg pills, is it enough to cure my thyroid?

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

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Found diagnosed with hyper tyroid recently with blood test report. Taking Camazol (carbimazole) 5mg one pill daily. What is my chance of recovering?

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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My doctor told me that i can't have sex due to the risk of getting pregnant as i'm on carbimazole, but is it okay to use a condom or go on the pill?

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My doctor told me that i can't have sex due to the risk of getting pregnant as i'm on carbimazole, but is it okay to use a condom or go on the pill?

See my report: Carbimazole can cross the placenta hence causing thyroid problems for the infant it is also transmitted through milk. The pill and the condum do prevent pregnancy, if used properly so caution need to be exercised. ...Read more

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Why does carbimazole cause swelling of feet and ankles?

Why does carbimazole cause swelling of feet and ankles?

Not commonly: It is not a common side effect of carbimazole to cause swelling. Much more common to cause a rash. It is used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and can cause ankle swelling and. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole be taken with carbimazole and propranolol?

Can omeprazole be taken with carbimazole and propranolol?

Unfortunately I do: not know what you mean by carbimazole. To my knowledge there is not a drug with that name. Omeprazole and Propranolol go together without concern. ...Read more

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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

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Does carbimazole effect the contraceptive pill Cerezette.?

Does carbimazole effect the contraceptive pill Cerezette.?

No: Carbimazole does not interfere with the effects of the contraceptive pill Cerezette. Carimazole can cause birth defects so it is important to be on a reliable form of contraception...Take care ...Read more

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Why is Clenbuterol dangerous to take if I have hyperthyroidism and taking 10mg of Carbimazole daily?

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

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Despite being on the highest dose of carbimazole, the lump on my neck keeps on getting bigger and bigger, what should I do?

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

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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'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

Medical evaluation: Have no idea how much vodka you drank. See you suffer from grave's disease & arrhythmia. If you are suffering from acute chest pain i would seek evaluation at the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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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?

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

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