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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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Usually not: Most common side effects are rash, nausea, vomiting, headache, headache, swelling. It's used to treat hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are more unpleasant in my opinion compared to methimazole. ...Read more

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What are the side effects when you stop taking your methimazole?

What are the side effects when you stop taking your methimazole?

Return of symptoms: If you stop methimazole, you might have return of the original symptoms prior to starting methimazole, that is, hyperthyroid symptoms such as: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement... ...Read more

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What are some side effects when you stop taking your methimazole medication for thyroid problems?

What are some side effects when you stop taking your methimazole medication for thyroid problems?

Return of symptoms: If you stop methimazole, you might have return of the original symptoms prior to starting methimazole, that is, hyperthyroid symptoms such as: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement... ...Read more

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My husband is 32 years old with left sided exopthalmos, he is on medication of tapazole (methimazole) 5mg a day? Does he need to take again prednisone and how long?

My husband is 32 years old with left sided exopthalmos, he is on medication of tapazole (methimazole) 5mg a day? Does he need to take again prednisone and how long?

Possibly: It sounds like your husband has graves disease. Taking tapazole (methimazole) controls the thyroid level but does not affect his eyes if the exophthalmos is due to graves disease. Prednisone can be helpful if there is a lot of inflammation associated with his eyes. This needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist with expertise in graves eye disease, typically a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...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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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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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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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?

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?

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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What would happen if I suddenly stopped taking my methimazole tapazole meds?

What would happen if I suddenly stopped taking my methimazole tapazole meds?

Symptoms recur: It is likely that if you stopped your medication the underlying hyperthyroidism that it was treating would recur. ...Read more

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What are the signs of going from hyperthyrodism to hypothyrodism by taking methimazole?

What are the signs of going from hyperthyrodism to hypothyrodism by taking methimazole?

Reverse symptoms: Hi. You know the symptoms you had from untreated hyperthyroidism. Most (not all) of the symptoms of hypo are just the opposite. Instead of hotter, you feel cooler. Instead of weight loss, you have weight gain. Instead of increased BMs, you have constipation. Instead of skin moist & smooth, it's rough & dry. Generally, you feel fatigued with both, and you can lose hair with both. Check TSH, free T4 ...Read more

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Can i drink while taking methimazole?

Can i drink while taking methimazole?

Hyperthyroidism: Do you mean alcohol? Both have the potential for liver toxicity. In moderation, there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight instead of gaining while on methimazole?

How can I lose weight instead of gaining while on methimazole?

Check thyroid level: Make sure you're on the right dose of Methimazole and your thyroid level is normal. When your thyroid was overactive, it taught you to eat more, and that mechanism doesn't turn off by itself. You have to lower your intake mentally since you're not burning off as many calories as you used to. ...Read more

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How long is Methimazole prescribed for? 1 year or 2 years? In Europe, it's prescribed indefinitely. Why is the US different?

There are: as many opinions about this as there are Endocrinologists and it is a BOARD CERTIFIED Endocrinologist whom you should consult for the treatment of Hyperthyroidsim! Mild cases which remit promptly may result is treatment times as short as 6 months...long standing cases one-two years ..Generally in the US treatmenent with Radioactive Iodine may be suggested after one year ! ...Read more

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