Tapazole

Generic Name:Methimazole

Tapazole is a prescribed medication used for the treatment of thyroid. People who are suffering from hyperthyroidism are suggested to take this medication. This medicine comes in the form of a tablet and is available in two strengths. It is typically taken three times a day. It has the active ingredient of Methimazole which is an anti-thyroid medication used to treat an overactive thyroid. Many healthcare providers prescribe Tapazole for their patients with an overactive thyroid. This medicine can be used by both children and adults. It works to disrupt the production of thyroid hormone by preventing the oxidation of iodine. Humans aren't the only ones who can benefit from this product as veterinarians use Tapazole to treat hyperthyroidism in cats. Tapazole is useful for controlling hyperthyroidism while a person prepares for surgery or for radioactive iodine treatment, or to treat excessively high thyroid hormone levels that sometimes occur as the result of surgery or radiation treatment. The medication may also be used if a person is not a good candidate for surgery or radioactive treatment.

How to Use Tapazole Tablets

  • Tapazole comes in tablet form. It is usually taken three times daily.
  • This medication can be taken with or without food.

Cautions before Use Tapazole Tablets

  • Tapazole can cause low blood cells, such as low white blood cells and low blood platelets. These conditions may be quite serious and may cause infections, Fever and Sore Throat.
  • This medication can cause serious liver reactions, which may result in death. So people suffering from any kind of liver problems such as liver cirrhosis are suggested to not to take this medication.
  • People should avoid alcohol while taking Tapazole, as additive effects such as increased drowsiness, confusion, or memory loss could occur.
  • Tapazole should be taken during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn child.
  • People who have a medical history of bleeding disorder are suggested to not to take this medication.
  • Patients who are suffering from weak immune system are advised to not to take this medication.

Tapazole Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Tapazole are as follows:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Joint pain
  • Unusual sensations, such as tingling or pricking especially in the hands or feet
  • Loss of taste
  • Hair loss
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Skin pigmentation changes
  • Inflammation of lymph nodes or salivary glands

Interactions and Overdose of Tapazole Tablets

When certain products, such as atenolol, digoxin, or theophylline, are taken with Tapazole, drug interactions could occur. Tapazole can interfere with the effectiveness of some medicines, so your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dose of your other medication as your hyperthyroidism responds to treatment. Do not receive a “live” vaccine while using Tapazole, and avoid coming into contact with anyone who has recently received a live vaccine.

Overdose symptoms of Tapazole may include nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, headache, joint pain, fever, itching, swelling, or pale skin and easy bruising or bleeding. In these conditions people should contact their doctor immediately.

 

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