Tapazole (Methimazole)

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What is Tapazole used for?

Tapazole is prescribed to manage hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). It helps to relieve the symptoms of hyperthyroidism including nervousness, hyperactivity, tiredness, diarrhea and difficulty sleeping.

Tapazole (Methimazole) Information

How does Tapazole work?

It prevents the thyroid gland from making excessive thyroid hormone.

How do you use Tapazole?

This is taken orally around 1 to 3 times a day pending on your doctor’s directions. It may be taken with or without food. Your diose is based on your condition, weight and history of treatment.

This works best when you follow your doctor’s instructions. Taking this too often or frequently may result in inconsistent treatment. You should keep taking Tapazole even when you feel better. Stopping treatment early can cause your symptoms to return.

If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose you can skip the missed dose and continue with your schedule.
Store at room temperature when not in use out of reach of children and animals.

Tapazole Precautions and Warnings?

All orders from Sunshine Pharmacy are delivered in the manufacturer's packaging and include a medicine information sheet. We ask that you carefully read this information sheet and call us if you have any questions or do not understand the document.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you have a history of blood disorders, pancreatitis or liver disease. These conditions may have an adverse effect with Tapazole. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects or adverse reactions.

This is not recommended for individuals that are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Discuss with your doctor the risk and benefits of taking this medication if you are pregnant.

Let your doctor know you are taking this prescription drug before surgery or radioactive iodine.

What Drugs Interact with Tapazole?

There are potential known drug interactions associated with Tapazole. You should disclose all of your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and all current prescription medicines. Our pharmacists will provide therapeutic screening for all orders against this supplied list.

Call your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction or drug interaction.

  • Warfarin
  • Dicumarol
  • Phenindione
  • Anisindione
  • Acenocoumarol
  • Tegafur
  • Phenprocoumon
  • Bupropion

What are the Side Effects of Tapazole?

We do not list all possible known side effects.You may experience a side effect that is not provided here. If you find that you are noticing severe side effects call your doctor or one of our pharmacists for counseling and medical advice.

Your doctor will normally balance the benefits of treatment versus any possible adverse reactions. Please call us and speak to the pharmacist if you have concerns about buying Tapazole online.

  • Abnormal loss of hair
  • upper right abdominal pain
  • difficulty in moving
  • nausea, vomiting
  • bleeding under the skin
  • tightness in the chest
  • chest pain
  • bleeding gums
  • pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat
  • muscle pain, cramps, or stiffness
  • itching, skin rash
  • drowsiness
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • swollen salivary glands
  • sensation of spinning
  • heartburn
  • redness, soreness, or itching skin
  • swelling of the face, feet, or lower legs
  • yellow eyes or skin
  • loss of consciousness
  • stomach pain
  • joint pain or swelling
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
  • unusual weight gain
  • loss of appetite and weight
  • fever
  • chills
  • hoarseness or sore throat
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • lower back or side pain

Is there a generic Tapazole?

The generic equivalent is Methimazole. It is the active ingredient that makes the product work.

Tapazole (Methimazole) FAQs

What if my cat misses a dose of methimazole?

If a human or pet misses a dose of medication, they can take it when they remember. If it is nearly time for their next one, skip the missed dose and continue with your schedule.

Can you take methimazole and propranolol at the same time?

These products may interfere with each other and change how they work. If you are medically required to take both your doctor may provide special dosing instructions. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting or irregular heartbeat.

How long to get methimazole out of system?

It takes 27.5 to 49.5 hours to leave your system. The duration of the medicine is approximately 40 hours. You may need to taper your dose and eventually stop taking it rather than quit suddenly. Follow your doctor's instructions if they advise you to cease treatment.

How long does it take for methimazole to work?

It takes approximately 3 weeks to notice the benefits of the drug. It may take up to 6 weeks of proper use to see the most benefit of the drug.

Can methimazole cause weight gain?

It can cause weight gain. Even if you eat less or go on a diet you may still gain a few pounds. Talk to your doctor if you gain more weight than expected while taking this drug.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended as supplementary information to that provided by your doctor. The guidance provided by your doctor supersedes any information provided on the website. Do not avoid or disregard any counseling from your licensed medical professional based on this information. If you have any medical questions that are not answered here, we do offer counseling from a licensed pharmacist.