This medication is a pro-drug, prescribed for hyperthyroidism. It reduces the amount of thyroid hormone.
It may also be used to prepare for the surgical removal of the thyroid.
Initial dose: 15-45mg daily in divided doses for 2-4 weeks.
Headache, nausea, stomach discomfort and itchy skin rashes are some of the common side effects of Carbimazole. Less commonly. Carbimazole may also cause hair loss, muscle and joint pain. - Inform your doctor if these side effects are severe or refuse to go away. - If you develop yellowing of the skin or eyes, mouth ulcers, sore throat, fever, unusual bruising or a general feeling of being ill, weak or tired, stop the medicine and alert your doctor quickly.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances. - Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. - If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule. - If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to another thyroid medicine called thiamazole. - Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Carbimazole. - Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Very bad headache. - If seizures are new or worse after starting this drug. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here: - other thyroid medicines. - steroids such as prednisolone - blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin. - heart medicines such as digoxin. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store it at room temperature (25oC).
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
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