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Methimazole is prescribed for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and also for the pre-surgical thyroidectomy, and radioactive iodine therapy. Methimazole lowers the plasma levels of thyroid hormone by interfering with the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones.

Pharmacodynamics

No information available

Pharmacokinetics

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Methimazole Indications / Methimazole Uses

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Methimazole Adverse Reactions / Methimazole Side Effects

Methimazole can cause serious anaphylactic reactions, fever, chills, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, nausea, abdominal pain, jaundice-like symptoms, severe blistering, hematuria, easy bruising, itching, mild nausea, headache, GI upset, hair loss, neuralgia, edema, vomiting and arthralgia.

Precautions

Methimazole is contraindicated in patients with impaired immune system, hepatic disorders and hematological disorders.

Special Precautions

Information not available

Other Drug Interactions

Methimazole may interact with beta-blockers, digoxin, live vaccines such as BCG, MMR, OPV, nasal flu vaccine and varicella, theophylline, blood thinners such as warfarin.

Other Interactions

Avoid personal contact with infected persons and receiving live vaccines while taking Methimazole.

Dosage

Information not available

Food(before/after)

Methimazole can be taken before or after food intake

List of Contraindications

Methimazole and Pregnancy

Contraindicated in pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category D. Methimazole can harm an unborn baby. Perform pregnancy tests before using Methimazole. Use effective contraceptive modes to prevent unintended pregnancies while taking Methimazole.

Methimazole and Lactation

Methimazole can pass into breast milk and harm a breast-feeding baby. Consult a physician before taking Methimazole.

Methimazole and Children

No information available

Methimazole and Geriatic

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Methimazole and Other Contraindications

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Storage

Store at 20-25°C.

Lab interference

Store at 20-25°C.

Methimazole brands in India:

Methimez Metnimez

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