What is Methimez (Methimazole) used for?
Methimez (Methimazole) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients with hyperthyroidism. It operates by preventing excess hormone production in the thyroid. This action can reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as severe fatigue, muscle weakness, irritability, anxiety, or insomnia. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Methimez (Methimazole)?
Methimez (Methimazole) is normally prescribed to be taken three times each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions will depend on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Methimez (Methimazole)?
Side effects associated with the use of Methimez (Methimazole) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, severe blistering, intense skin rash, blood appearing in the stools, discoloured stools, darkened urine, or jaundice. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Methimez (Methimazole) should not be administered to patients who are allergic to methimazole or who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past. Also inform your doctor if you have reduced kidney or liver infection as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Methimez (Methimazole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Methimez (Methimazole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.