What is Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole) used for?
Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole) is an oral medication used to reduce excess hormones produced by the thyroid caused by hyperthyroidism. It operates by preventing the conversion of iodine within the body to slow thyroid hormone production. This can reduce symptoms such as anxiety, severe diarrhea, heart problems, or unusual weight changes. Your physician may also prescribe the use of this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole)?
Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole) should always be used according to the instructions of your physician to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow these doses whole with a large glass of water. Never chew or split the medicine before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole)?
Some patients using Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any serious side effects such as fever, flu symptoms, severe diarrhea, decreased blood cell count, muscle disorders, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Do not begin using Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole) if you have severe blood disorders or severely decreased liver function. Also inform your physician if you have any liver disorders as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Neo-Mercazole (Carbimazole). 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.