Methimazole 10mg Tablet – Generic Tapazole
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Methimazole is used for:
Treating an overactive thyroid gland and treating or
preparing the overactive thyroid gland for surgery. It may also be used when
your doctor has advised against the removal of the thyroid. It may also be for
other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Methimazole is an antithyroid agent. It works by inhibiting
the production of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones are produced and released by
the thyroid gland and regulate the body’s
Do NOT use Methimazole if:
- you are allergic to any
ingredient in Methimazole
- you are breast-feeding
Before using Methimazole :
Some medical conditions may interact with Methimazole . Tell
your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any
of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to
become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any
prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary
- if you have allergies to
medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have bone marrow or liver
- if you have exfoliative
dermatitis (widespread redness and scaling of the skin)
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Methimazole . Tell your
health care provider
if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin),
beta-blockers (eg, propranolol), digitalis glycosides (eg, digoxin), or
theophylline because the risk of their side effects may be increased by
- Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin),
corticosteroids (eg, hydrocortisone), or digitalis glycosides (eg, digoxin)
because their effectiveness may be decreased by Methimazole
How to use Methimazole :
Use Methimazole as directed by your doctor. Check the label
on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take Methimazole by mouth with or
If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
- Take Methimazole on a regular
schedule around the clock, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- If you miss a dose of Methimazole
, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip
the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2
doses at once.
Important safety information:
- Methimazole may cause drowsiness,
dizziness, or lightheadedness. These effects may be worse if you take it
with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Methimazole with caution. Do not
drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to
- Lab tests, including thyroid and
liver function tests, complete blood cell counts, and blood
clotting tests (eg, PT, INR), may be performed while you use
Methimazole . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for
side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING:
Methimazole has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may
be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and
risks of using Methimazole while you are pregnant. Methimazole is found in
breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Methimazole .
Possible side effects of Methimazole :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have
no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any
of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Change in taste; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; joint
pain; lightheadedness; muscle pain; nausea; numbness and tingling;
stomach upset; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE
side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or
tongue); changes in appetite; dark urine; fainting; fast or irregular
heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; severe or persistent
headache, nausea, or vomiting; stomach pain; tremor; unusual bruising or
bleeding; unusual hair
loss; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision changes; yellowing of
the skin or eyes.