Methimazole
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Methimazole?

(meth IM a zole)

• This medicine is used to treat an overactive thyroid gland.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If your white blood cell, red blood cell, or platelet counts are low, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Itching.

• Hair loss. Hair usually grows back when medicine is stopped.

• Change in color of skin.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Abnormal taste.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an...

 
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