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Doctor insights on: Stopping Carbimazole

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Do I have to stop propanolol and carbimazole before radioactive thyroid scan?

Do I have to stop propanolol and carbimazole before radioactive thyroid scan?

Yes for carbimazole: You should stop carbimazole at least 3 days before radioactive iodine treatment but should continue propanolol.

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I have been treated for hyperthyroidism with carbimazole but now my results show I m hypothyroid should I stop the carbimazole?

I have been treated for hyperthyroidism with carbimazole but now my results show I m hypothyroid should I stop the carbimazole?

No: See your doctor to get the dose adjusted. Depending on how hypo you are now and how big of a swing you've had, you might just need to cut down the dose. Your doctor should guide you through this.

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Anytime I'm on carbimazole, particularly 60mg, I always develop a sore throat and it's very painful, should I stop taking it?

Anytime I'm on carbimazole, particularly 60mg, I always develop a sore throat and it's very painful, should I stop taking it?

Carbimazole: I would not recommend stopping the medication, due to risk of developing hyperthyroidism & cardiovascular complications. Discuss with your prescribing doctor your symptoms & explore options to help with such side-effects.

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Can 10mg carbimazole make you fat?

Can 10mg carbimazole make you fat?

Possible: If you overuse it and cause hypothyroidism, then you can gain weight. This is why your doctor get periodic blood testing while you are on this drug to make sure the dose is the appropriate dose.

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What is better to take-carbimazole or levothyroxine?

What is better to take-carbimazole or levothyroxine?

Strange question: Carbimazole is used to treat an overactive thyroid, levothyroxine is for an underactive thyroid. They work in opposite ways, so one can not say one is better than the other, since they have different actions.

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What is the difference between ptu (propylthiouracil) and carbimazole? Is it possible to switch medication?

What is the difference between ptu (propylthiouracil) and carbimazole? Is it possible to switch medication?

Different: Carbimazole is converted to an anti=thyroid drug methimazole. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is a different anti-thyroid drug. Both are effective. Ptu (propylthiouracil) better, but not used as much since it can be associated with liver disease. Both have potential side effects. Talk w/your doctor.

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Travelled to america and left my carbimazole tablets back home, I heard methimazole is similar to carbimazole, should I take it in the meantime?

Travelled to america and left my carbimazole tablets back home, I heard methimazole is similar to carbimazole, should I take it in the meantime?

The two drugs: Are similar and the doses are relatively equal. Check with a local doctor as some sort of therapy is indicated if you're going to be in america for a period of more than 1-2 days.

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Why agranulocytosis occur in carbimazole therapy?

Why agranulocytosis occur in carbimazole therapy?

This is a rare: But well reported concern for this medication. The specific mechanism is not well worked out, but as thyroid disease is autoimmune, patients may be a set up for a second immune related problem with granulocyte production.

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Can I use carbimazole for thyroid?

Outside USA - YES: Carbimazole is not marketed in the usa (outside of the usa). Methimazole is equivalent to carbimazole and that is the preferred therapy in the usa.

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Are there any long term side effects of neo-mercazole (carbimazole)?

Let me help: Blood and bone marrow problems, gastrointestinal problems hair loss headaches itching jointpain liver problems - if you develop jaundice you should seek medical advice musclepain or tenderness - you should seek medical advice if you get any musclepain or tenderness nausea skin rash or rashes urticaria. You should medical attention if you have any of those. Good luck.

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What to do if I have tyroid and I got carbimazole 20mg pills, is it enough to cure my thyroid?

What to do if I have tyroid and I got carbimazole 20mg pills, is it enough to cure my thyroid?

Hyperthyroidism: Hi. Carbimazole (or its active metabolite, methimazole) can be used to treat hyperthyroidism (Graves' or hyper nodule (s)). It will NEVER cure hyper nodules, although it can control them indefinitely. There is a chance of curing Graves' disease, although the cure rate is only on the order of 50% after 2 years of treatment. As long as thee no adverse side effects, the drug can be used indefinitely.

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Found diagnosed with hyper tyroid recently with blood test report. Taking Camazol (carbimazole) 5mg one pill daily. What is my chance of recovering?

Found diagnosed with hyper tyroid recently with blood test report. Taking Camazol (carbimazole) 5mg one pill daily. What is my chance of recovering?

Need more info: Carbimazole will lower your thyroid level as long as you remain on the medication. The cause for your hyperthyroidism (Grave's disease, toxic nodule, multinodular goiter) will determine whether you will be able to come off the medication and have a normal thyroid level. Most people need a dose of carbimazole higher than 5 mg daily initially.

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Why does carbimazole cause swelling of feet and ankles?

Why does carbimazole cause swelling of feet and ankles?

Not commonly: It is not a common side effect of carbimazole to cause swelling. Much more common to cause a rash. It is used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and can cause ankle swelling and.

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Can omeprazole be taken with carbimazole and propranolol?

Can omeprazole be taken with carbimazole and propranolol?

Unfortunately I do: Not know what you mean by carbimazole. To my knowledge there is not a drug with that name. Omeprazole and Propranolol go together without concern.

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What are other medications for surgery other than carbimazole and propylthiouracil (ptu) and how effective are they?

Don't understand: These drugs are used in the treatment of hypothyroidism. I am assuming you mean are they effective in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. That is something you need to discuss with you physician and endocrinologist. There are many causes of hyperthyroidism and it will depend on that.

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Does carbimazole effect the contraceptive pill Cerezette.?

Does carbimazole effect the contraceptive pill Cerezette.?

No: Carbimazole does not interfere with the effects of the contraceptive pill Cerezette. Carimazole can cause birth defects so it is important to be on a reliable form of contraception...Take care

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