What is Methimez (Methimazole) used for?
Methimez (Methimazole) is a synthetic hormone prescribed to treat an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). The medication operates by increasing hormone levels to decrease hormone production in the thyroid. This action also makes it useful prior to thyroid surgery or radioactive thyroid treatment. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other conditions that are not listed here.
How should I use Methimez (Methimazole)?
Strictly follow the instructions provided by your physician to get the safest and most effective results from Methimez (Methimazole). When used to treat hyperthyroidism, the medication is normally taken three times each day at the indicated dosage. When used prior to surgery or medical procedure you may be prescribed one larger dose. Your individual instructions will be determined by the severity of your symptoms and current health condition. Always swallow the tablets whole with a large glass of water as any changes to the medication may destroy or alter its contents. If you have any questions about using the medicine, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct application.
What are the side effects of Methimez (Methimazole)?
Some patients using Methimez (Methimazole) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Immediately telly our physician if any side effects become more intense or if any serious symptoms occur such as cold or flu symptoms, blistering, bloody stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require immediate medical attention or adjustments to your regimen to prevent further problems from appearing.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Methimez (Methimazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.