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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Tapazole (Overview)

Tapazole is a thyroid agent.nutritional or metabolic agent.


Dr. Katharine Cox
76 doctors shared insights

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

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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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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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Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for hypothyriodism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for  hypothyriodism?

Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and has T3 (liothyronine) in it. Since the T3 (liothyronine) portion of armour has a very quick onset and short duration, it can wreak havoc with the ability to effectively treat hypothyroidism. Until there is a long-acting form of T3 (liothyronine) available, stick to levothyroxine. ...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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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) for thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)  for thyriod medicine?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...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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Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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I have subclinical hypothyroid tsh8 .10 with normal t3t4 on 50mcg thyroxine TSH .10 & t3t4normal then thyroxine dose decrease or increase?

I have  subclinical hypothyroid tsh8 .10  with normal t3t4 on 50mcg thyroxine TSH .10 & t3t4normal then thyroxine dose decrease or increase?

Decrease: A TSH of 0.1 indicates that your thyroid level is slightly too high. This would be unusual when taking just 50 mcg of thyroxine. I would do a repeat level, and your doctor needs to consider the possibility of superimposed subacute thyroiditis. ...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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Is everyone using ptu (propylthiouracil) for graves disease?

Is everyone using ptu (propylthiouracil) for graves disease?

No: There are essentially three approaches to managing hyperthyroidism: surgical removal of gland, radiation therapy to the gland, medication (tapazole, propylthiouracil) to block the gland from taking up iodine and forming too much hormone. The symptoms must be treated often first with beta-blocker. Treatment options need by discussed and tailored for each person, depending on age, other probs, etc. ...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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Does Synthroid (thyroxine) treat menopause?

Does Synthroid (thyroxine) treat menopause?

Synthroid (thyroxine): Will only treat a deficiency of thyroid hormone; menopause is estrogen deficiency. ...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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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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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Methimazole (Definition)

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