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Dr. John Landi
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Tapazole (Overview)

Tapazole is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


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I'm concerned. I have a low TSH and high t4. I'm symptomatic of hyperthyroidism. Can't take ptu (propylthiouracil) or tapazole. What happens now?

I'm concerned. I have a low TSH and high t4. I'm symptomatic of hyperthyroidism. Can't take ptu (propylthiouracil) or tapazole. What happens now?

Diagnosis first: You may or may not have grave's disease. Your doctor needs to determine the cause of your test results before treating test results. Meanwhile, if not contraindicated, a beta blocker could be useful in terms of treating hyperthyroid symptoms. Causes of your hyperthyroidism also include: hashimoto's, subacute thyroiditis, and toxic thyroid nodule. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Tapazole (Overview)

Tapazole is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


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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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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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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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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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How soon could i go for blood work after first reduction of tapazole (methimazole) from 15 mg to 10 mg? Tsh was 5 last time (.01 prev.) could TSH rise further?

How soon could i go for blood work after   first reduction of tapazole (methimazole) from 15 mg to 10 mg?  Tsh was 5 last time (.01 prev.)  could TSH rise further?

4-6 weeks: Every 4-6 weeks until stable then less. This should only be something confirmed by the doctor adjusting your medicine of course. Checking thyroid intervals too soon and the results are unreliable--this is why tests are not done sooner unless you are having concerning symptoms--in which case, your doctor wants to know. And, yes, your TSH may still alter or rise but this is unpredictable. ...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 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 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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How much weight does a person lose taking tapazole (methimazole) for graves disease?

How much weight does a person lose taking tapazole (methimazole) for graves disease?

Should not lose: Graves' disease is condition in which an enlarged hyperactive thyroid gland makes too much thyroid hormone. Tapazole (methimazole) is a medication that treats graves' by lowering thyroid hormone production. Most (not all) patients with graves' or hyperthyroid conditions lose weight because extra thyroid hormone burns calories. Thus, tapazole (methimazole) usually causes weight gain unless thyroid level is still too high. ...Read more

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Over-corrected for hypert w/tapazole. Can i take charcoal to help flush excess out of my body? Having so many problems from the over-correction..

Over-corrected for hypert w/tapazole.  Can i take charcoal to help flush excess out of my body?  Having so many problems from the over-correction..

Won't work: It only binds stuff in GI tract so your doctor must help you mage by stopping a short period of time, monitoring free T4 closely, and restarting tapazole (methimazole) when rises could always reconsider radioactive iodine therapy so it doesn't happen again. ...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?

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?

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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Methimazole (Definition)

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