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Methimazole is prescribed as a medication to treat hyperthyroidism. It functions by inhibiting the production of the thyroid hormone by the thyroid glands. It is administered orally, and is available in the form of a tablet.

The initial dosage for adults is 15 mg per day. This can be increased up to 60 mg if required, to be taken as 20 mg doses, thrice in a day, at intervals of 8 hours. The initial dosage for children is 0.4 mg per kg, which is divided into three doses, each given at intervals of 8 hours. Methimazolemay cause dizziness, drowsiness or light-headedness. Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Medical practitioners must exercise caution while prescribing this drug to patients who have a history of reduced blood cell count, liver diseases, allergic reactions, or are pregnant or nursing women. This drug is contraindicated in patients who have developed an allergic reaction to it or to any of its components. While there have been cases wherein taking this medicine has posed a risk to the fetus, doctors may weigh the potential risks and the potential benefits and decide whether or not to prescribe this drug for pregnant women.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Endocrinologist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Methimez 10mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Methimez 10mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Methimazole as ingredient

Methimazole This drug prevents the excessive secretion of thyroid hormone by binding to thyroid peroxide and blocking the alteration of iodine to iodine. This drug is given before thyroid surgery and radioactive iodine treatment.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Acitrom 4Mg Tablet

    Acenomac 3Mg Tablet

    Acenomac 1Mg Tablet

    Acenomac 2Mg Tablet

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About Methimazole
What are the uses of Methimazole
What are the side effects of Methimazole ?
Key highlights of Methimazole
Medicines containing Methimazole
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Methimazole ?