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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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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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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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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

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What can I do about weight gain after using methimazole?

What can I do about weight gain after using methimazole?

Gain weight: Two things to do -
1: Please see a dietitian
2: Try and find time to see a trainer.

Things won't happen quickly but the end results will be great! ...Read more

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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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Can starting or stopping methimazole cause rashes on your body?

Can starting or stopping methimazole cause rashes on your body?

Yes: Methimazole can cause a rash in the body. Hyperthyroid can also cause a rash in the body so starting or stopping this medication can cause rash. ...Read more

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What are the signs of going from hyperthyrodism to hypothyrodism by taking methimazole?

What are the signs of going from hyperthyrodism to hypothyrodism by taking methimazole?

Reverse symptoms: Hi. You know the symptoms you had from untreated hyperthyroidism. Most (not all) of the symptoms of hypo are just the opposite. Instead of hotter, you feel cooler. Instead of weight loss, you have weight gain. Instead of increased BMs, you have constipation. Instead of skin moist & smooth, it's rough & dry. Generally, you feel fatigued with both, and you can lose hair with both. Check TSH, free T4 ...Read more

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Can methimazole make people gain weight? How to avoid the gaining weight while taking the med?

Can methimazole make people gain weight? How to avoid the gaining weight while taking the med?

Thyroid: As the hypermetabolic state of hyperthyroidism returns to normal when treated patients may gain weight, although many lose weight from the hyperthyroidism to begin with. This is true regardless of what medication or treatment is used. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold, what over-the-counter meds can I take with tapazole (methimazole). 2 years since I've been sick. Sucks.

I have a bad cold, what over-the-counter meds can I take with tapazole (methimazole). 2 years since I've been sick. Sucks.

Any are OK: Hi. Is your thyroid function now normal? If it is, you can take ANY of the over-the-counter cold aids. Bear in mind, all any of them do is help some symptoms. Diphenhydramine (aka Bendryl) is probably the most commonly used overall, and is very safe. Get well soon! ...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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Methimazole (Definition)

Methimazole is a thyroid agent. ...Read more


Tapazole (Definition)

Tapazole is a thyroid agent. ...Read more