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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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. Adam Lewis
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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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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 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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Been on methimazole for month and a-half...Tsh still suppressed; have gained 3 pounds. Freet3 better. Why am i gaining if TSH still suppressed?

Been on methimazole for month and a-half...Tsh still suppressed; have gained 3 pounds. Freet3 better. Why am i gaining if TSH still suppressed?

Methimazole: Only blocks formation of new thyroid hormone. You still have a ton of already produced and stored thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland, which will have to be excreted and metabolized over weeks to months before you are better. In addition, your Methimazole dose may need to be increased. Free t3 (liothyronine) is worthless -- follow tsp. Your doctor can advise you. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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

Dr. James Chapman
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Tapazole (Definition)

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