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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Methimazole (Overview)

Methimazole is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


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What is methimazole used for?

What is methimazole used for?

Hyperthyroidism : Methimazole also known as tapazole (methimazole) is used to treat hyperthyroidism. This would include grave's disease, toxic multinodular goiter or toxic nodule. It is an alternative to radioactive iodine therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Methimazole (Overview)

Methimazole is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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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My endo prescribe me 5 mg tapazole (methimazole) should I stop taking omega 3, vit ? Is there any natural treatment for grave desease ? I am scared with medication

My endo prescribe me 5 mg tapazole (methimazole) should I stop taking omega 3, vit ? Is there any natural treatment for grave desease ? I am scared with medication

Grave's Disease: You should not have any fears of taking tapazole (methimazole). The medication has been around for over 30 years and works well for the treatment of grave's disease. There are no proven natural treatments for grave's disease. You should not stop omega 3s or vitamins, however, during your treatments. The disorder should resolve in 1-2 years and you should no longer need the tapazole (methimazole). Do not fear taking this. ...Read more

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I was prescribed two med lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) from a cardiolist and methimazole for hyperthyroidism. Not taking them I have an appointment with a endorc. Outcome?

I was prescribed two med lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) from a cardiolist and methimazole for hyperthyroidism. Not taking them I have an appointment with a endorc. Outcome?

Told to take meds: ...Is the likely outcome. That pair of meds is used when thyroid levels are high, making metabolism run high, with risk of heart attack, arrhythmia, stroke. Endocrinologist will likely concur with prescription and discourage you from not taking meds in future. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the common uses of methimazole?

What are the common uses of methimazole?

Hyperthyroidism: Methimazole is used only for hyperthyroidism or over active thyroid. This can be due to graves disease (autoimmune hyperthyroidism or for nodules that overproduce thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Which is more effective ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole?

Which is more effective ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole?

PTU (propylthiouracil): May be more effective as it blocks peripheral conversion of T4 to t3 (liothyronine) in body, but it has somewhat greater risk side effects. ...Read more

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I am hyperthyroid and just started on methimazole, but still feel fatigued. Does this treatment actually work?

I am hyperthyroid and just started on methimazole, but still feel fatigued. Does this treatment actually work?

Yes: It's one way to treat hyperthyroidism and it works. You might need to be on it longer or have your dose adjusted. If you don't feel your treatment is working, call the prescribing doctor so he/she can adjust the dose for you or initiate another treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Can easy-bruising be a side effect of either methimazole or propranolol? Or both? Or neither...

Can easy-bruising be a side effect of  either methimazole or propranolol?   Or both?   Or neither...

Possibly: Easy bruising suggests a problem with clotting which can be due to a variety of causes from decreased platelets to problems with the clotting pathway. Methimazole has a few less common but serious side effects which include a decrease in white blood cells (agranulocytosis) and blood platelets (thrombocytopenia). I would have this assessed by you doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Tapazole (Definition)

Tapazole is a thyroid ...Read more