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Tapazole
(Methimazole)

Propylthiouracil

Lowers thyroid hormones. Tapazole (Methimazole) is an effective medicine to lower thyroid levels, but it requires frequent blood tests and monitoring for serious side effects.Coming soon.
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Side effects
TapazolePropylthiouracil

We haven’t found good data for Tapazole side effects.

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How it works
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Tapazole (Methimazole) is an anti-thyroid medication. It blocks the thyroid gland from making thyroid hormones.Coming soon.
Type of medication
TapazolePropylthiouracil
Antithyroid
Thioamide
Prescription only
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TapazolePropylthiouracil
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Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Hyperthyroidism
Risk factors for serious side effects
TapazolePropylthiouracil
  • Taking other blood-thinning drugs
    • Current liver problems
    • Women of childbearing age
    Detailed Tapazole (Methimazole) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy category
    TapazolePropylthiouracil
    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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    DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
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    Kidneys and liver
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    Upsides and benefits
    TapazolePropylthiouracil
    • For certain conditions, Tapazole (Methimazole) is an effective anti-thyroid alternative to surgery or radioactive iodine.
    • Tapazole (Methimazole) is preferred for children since other antithyroid medicines can cause serious liver damage.
    • For pregnant women, Tapazole (Methimazole) is preferred during the second and third trimesters.
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    Downsides and risks
    TapazolePropylthiouracil
    • You may need frequent dose adjustments when you first start taking Tapazole (Methimazole) or if your health changes.
    • Periodic blood tests are needed to make sure you're getting the right dose and to watch for side effects.
    • Tapazole (Methimazole) can cause birth defects. It is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy.
    • Because [name-common] can affect the liver, it isn't recommended for people who have liver problems.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    TapazolePropylthiouracil
    • Tapazole (Methimazole) is typically taken 3 times a day. Once you're on the right dose, you may be able to take it once a day.
    • It may take 6 to 12 weeks before seeing an improvement of symptoms.
    • Tapazole (Methimazole) may make you bleed more easily. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.
    • Tapazole (Methimazole) may lower your immune system. Try to avoid people who have an infection. Talk to your doctor if you suddenly get a fever.
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