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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Is methimazole a safe medicine?

Is methimazole a safe medicine?

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

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What is the difference between the drugs Synthroid (thyroxine) and methimazole?

What is the difference between the drugs Synthroid (thyroxine) and methimazole?

Different: They treat different spectrum of thyroid disease. Synthroid (thyroxine) is thyroid hormone so we use it to treat people with low thyroid hormone. Methimazole slows down thyroid hormone production so we use it to treat patients with high thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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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 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?

High or low: Hair loss can occur from either too much thyroid hormone or too little. Has your thyroid level been checked recently?
Also, there are many causes of hair loss that have nothing to do with the thyroid. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism. Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?

I am taking methimazole and metoprolol to treat hyperthyroidism. Are there any OTC drugs I should not take at the same time?

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. As long as your hyperthyroidism is treated, any OTC drugs should be OK. Once the methimazole dose is effectively adjusted to attain normal thyroid function, you'll be able to stop the metoprolol, and that will be even better. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take fertility drugs when you have graves disease (I take 10 mg of methimazole once daily)?

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

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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?

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

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Does the drug methimazole increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer?

Does the drug methimazole increase the likelihood of developing breast cancer?

No: I am not aware of any such problem with methimazole. Only drugs that have estrogenic hormone like properties have some small risk. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos and graves. Rare? On methimazole almost 2yrs. Regarding thyroidectomy or radiation, is drug therapy just putting off the inevitable?

I have hashimotos and graves. Rare? On methimazole almost 2yrs. Regarding thyroidectomy or radiation, is drug therapy just putting off the inevitable?

Likely: Wow its very rare to have both together. Yes ultimately will likely need surgery, but should discuss with endocrinologist first. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Thyroid diseases: This medication is useful for Graves, an autoimmune thyroid disorder. The sore throat and cold are likely NOT related. Stay on your medication. If you are still sick next week, place a call to your thyroid doc. Be well. ...Read more

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What would happen if I suddenly stopped taking my methimazole tapazole meds?

What would happen if I suddenly stopped taking my methimazole tapazole meds?

Symptoms recur: It is likely that if you stopped your medication the underlying hyperthyroidism that it was treating would recur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about methimazole for thyroid?

Can you tell me about methimazole for thyroid?

Methimazole: This medication is used to slow down thyroid hormone production from the thyroid. It is used to treat graves' disease or other conditions that cause hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What can be done for a lot of leg pain besides methimazole?

What can be done for a lot of leg pain besides methimazole?

Quinine: If your pain is caused by leg cramps I have found that quinine (tonic water) can help. If they occur at night Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help the muscles and also help you sleep.
If they cramp up often during the day please get medical attention. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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How long before tapazole (methimazole) kicks in?

How long before tapazole (methimazole) kicks in?

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

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Is there any way to not gain weight on methimazole?

Is there any way to not gain weight on methimazole?

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

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Side effects from methimazole?

Side effects from methimazole?

Tapazole (methimazole): Some common side effects of Methimazole are" rash, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, loss of taste, hair loss, muscle pain, itchiness, drowsiness, dizziness, swelling, liver problems, bone marrow suppression... ...Read more

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Can I drink while taking methimazole?

Can I drink while taking methimazole?

Hyperthyroidism: Do you mean alcohol? Both have the potential for liver toxicity. In moderation, there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Usually not: Most common side effects are rash, nausea, vomiting, headache, headache, swelling. It's used to treat hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are more unpleasant in my opinion compared to methimazole. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight instead of gaining while on methimazole?

How can I lose weight instead of gaining while on methimazole?

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

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What are the side effects when you stop taking your methimazole?

What are the side effects when you stop taking your methimazole?

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

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Can you take xenical with tapazole (methimazole)?

Can you take xenical with tapazole (methimazole)?

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

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Methimazole (Definition)

Methimazole is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Tapazole (Definition)

Tapazole is a thyroid agent. ...Read more