Top
10
Doctor insights on: Methimazole Dosage

Share
1

1
I'm taking 20 mg/day of methimazole as an initial dose. Can i get a flu shot this season?

I'm taking 20 mg/day of methimazole as an initial dose. Can i get a flu shot this season?

Definitely: It has no effect on your thyroid, which needs to be followed up to insure the proper dose of methinazole. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
76 doctors shared insights

Methimazole (Definition)

Methimazole is a thyroid ...Read more


3

3
My cat's liquid methimazole got in my eye when I was giving her a dose. Should I be concerned?

My cat's liquid methimazole got in my eye when I was giving her a dose. Should I be concerned?

Not to worry: Your eyes natural tears will flush this out after the first blink gets rid of most of it. The product however, is not toxic to the eye and will cause no harm. ...Read more

7

7
What causes chest pain? Hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism? I want to increase my methimazole dose but im afraid my chest pain might get worse?

Hyperthyroid: Both can cause it although hyperthyroid is much more likely to cause chest pain. Don't change your medication without discussing with your doctor first. ...Read more

8

8
I have hyperthyroidism the methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) cause my WBC to be around 3.1 I feel great otherwise can I just drop the dose age from 2x a day 50mg st?

I have hyperthyroidism the methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) cause my WBC to be around 3.1 I feel great otherwise can I just drop the dose age from 2x a day 50mg st?

Talk to doc : Lowering the dose might cause your levels to go out of range and you won't feel "great" again. Talk to your doc to see if he/she is willing to monitor you closely. If the drugs ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole is causing adverse reactions, you might need to think about the othet options: radioactive iodine or surgery. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Lonnie Smith
71 doctors shared insights

Tapazole (Definition)

Tapazole is a thyroid ...Read more