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Medicine For Methimazole Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Usually: Most people have no problem with Methimazole but, like any medication, there can be side effects. The most serious is a suppression of the bone marrow which will impair the body's ability to fight infections. If a person takes Methimazole and gets fever, infection, sore throat or anything worse than a runny nose, they need to stop the med and call their doctor immediately for a blood test. ...Read more
I was taking methimazole 10 mg about 8 years ago, then the doctor said, I could stop taking the medicine, I am having terrible hair lost?
I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism. Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?
Is it safe to take fertility drugs when you have graves disease (I take 10 mg of methimazole once daily)?
Yes: Yes the medicines are safe. Your thyroid tests need to be monitored to make sure they are stable over time. A rise in your hormones can alter your thyroid hormones but this is easily monitored. ...Read more
Diagnosed with severe graves 2 years ago and treated with methimazole and atenolol. Doing well now, but is it safe to continue with this drug treatmen?
Hyperthyroid Rx: There are risks associated with chronic Methimazole treatment--notably drops in your blood counts or severe hepatitis, which fortunately are not very common. The question to ask your doctor is whether your disease is likely to subside over time or continue indefinitely. You might want to consider either surgery or treatment with radioactive iodine for disease that is expected to last a long time. ...Read more
Just started Methimazole, but super depressed and it's not due to the drug. I think it's due to Graves. Can I take an antidepressant with Methimazole?
Yes: But let your psychiatrist know about Graves & what you are taking ...Read more
I have hashimotos and graves. Rare? On methimazole almost 2yrs. Regarding thyroidectomy or radiation, is drug therapy just putting off the inevitable?
I have Graves, been on Methimazole 4 weeks and today I have a sore throat and little cold. Does mean I can't take this medicine, I was feeling great?
Patient has been taking 10mg of Methimazole since January 2017. Is it ok to go off the Methimazole for a period of next 6months? Any risks?
Hyperthyroid every year only 4-5mos. Normalizes by itself.5yrs now. My drs. Can't tell why just suggest tapazole (methimazole).Pls help. What is causing re-ocurance?
Autoimmune: The most common cause for hyperthyroidism in your age group is graves disease. This is an autoimmune disorder in which an antibody is stimulating your thyroid. The level of the antibody can vary, thereby causing your thyroid level to vary. Since it has been 5 yrs of recurrent hyperthyroidism, it is unlikely that it will simply stop happening. You should consider radioactive iodine when it recurs. ...Read more
What you think of my prognosis if my labs are like this tsh0.025 frm 0.013 nd ft3 4.82 frm 6.10 after taking methimazole for 21dys but im on ptu (propylthiouracil) now?
Getting better: It takes many weeks (typically 6 weeks) for Methimazole or ptu (propylthiouracil) to bring thyroid levels down to normal. The TSH will remain low even after your thyroid level is normal, because it takes time for the pituitary gland to recover from the high levels. At this time, just follow the thyroid level and remain on medication. ...Read more
Alcohol: I would recommend not to.Get a more detailed answer ›
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/
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About 4-6 weeks: Tapazole (methimazole) has a slow onset of action. With initiation/change of dose, it may take ~4-6 weeks before symptomatic improvement is noticed (thus other therapies are used with tapazole for initial symptomatic relief). Depending on patient variables complete response could be achieved in 2- 4 months. Keep scheduled visits with your doctor for monitoring. Report any unresolved skin rashes. ...Read more
Diet and exercise: Methimazole is given to correct hyperthyroidism. If you are losing weight because your thyroid is overactive, you may start to gain it back when the thyroid is regulated properly. However, if you burn more calories than you take in - you will not gain excessive weight. ...Read more
Check thyroid level: Make sure you're on the right dose of Methimazole and your thyroid level is normal. When your thyroid was overactive, it taught you to eat more, and that mechanism doesn't turn off by itself. You have to lower your intake mentally since you're not burning off as many calories as you used to. ...Read more
Return of symptoms: If you stop methimazole, you might have return of the original symptoms prior to starting methimazole, that is, hyperthyroid symptoms such as: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement... ...Read more
No known interaction: There is no known drug interaction between the two medicines and so if needed to be used, they should be ok to take. I assume you are hyperthyroid and thus taking tapzole? Since hyperthyroidism can cause wt loss, I would recommend waiting until your thyroid status is stablized/corrected before taking xenical. Consult with doc. Good luck. ...Read more