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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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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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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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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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Does my husband need to continue his tapazole (methimazole) 5mg a day even his ft3, ft4 is normal but his TSH is 0.005?

Does my husband need to continue his tapazole (methimazole) 5mg a day even his ft3, ft4 is normal but his TSH is 0.005?

Yes and no : Yes, he still needs treatment, but depending on how long he has been on his current dose, it may need to be changed. If he has only been on tapazole (methimazole) for a short period of time, it is reasonable to continue on the same dose and recheck in a few weeks because it takes longer for the TSH to normalize than the T4 and t3. If he has been on this dose for a few months, it may be time to increase it. ...Read more

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