METHIMAZOLE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Hyperthyroidism: “I took Methimazole for less than a week. Almost immediately I had itchy all over my body including scalp and pain on the right side of my teeth upper & lowers all hurt –worse than the only toothache I ever had in my life. The pain was unbareable. I was told to take Benedryl and go to the dentist. I knew I couldn’t have 10 toothaches! I figured it was Methimazole. Benedryl did very little for the itch. Then a rash broke out and I was told to stop it and try the other drug. I was off it for 1 1/2 days and my teeth quit hurting. Hmmm. The pharmacist told me I could take the Methimazole and my blood pressure medicine at the same time. I wonder if that is why all this happened? Maybe you can’t take it all at once? Plus I was on 40 mg of Methimazole. Maybe it was too high of dose. I just wish there were more proper instructions on how and when and with what — to take this drug!”

ORLD (taken for less than 1 month) February 13, 2018

For Hyperthyroidism: “Horrible diarrhea, headache, nausea, gastrointestinal upset, mental fogginess, weakness, flu-like symptoms, and the worst abnormal hair loss. I stopped taking this drug 2 weeks ago and want to know when these side affects will go away.”

Chelsealee20 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 31, 2016

For Hyperthyroidism: “1) The first 4-5 days were rough – very nausea, but then it cleared up.2) I take it in the evening shortly after I get home from work, by itself – no other medication for at least two hours, this was done on the recommendation of the pharmacist. Always with food.3) Getting blood work done on a require basis to make sure nothing else is going on with in the blood stream.4) Exercising and eating small balanced meals, drink plenty of water.5) Swelling or itching have not been an issue so far.6) My heart rate is down and I am more energetic.”

DKMA (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 28, 2016

For Hyperthyroidism: “I was put on methimazole 10 mg late May. Within a month, I had gained 10 lbs, my finger and feet became swollen, pressure headaches that would not go away after taking Advil, it hurt just to walk, back pains, and I was soooooooo tired. I complained to my doctor and she lowered the dosage to 5 mg and then she took me off of it after my levels were ok. Then last week, I’ve had to go back on it again but I’ve noticed that my symptoms aren’t that severe this time but I’m still continueing to gain weight. My doctor says I need to be on it and try to have my hyperthyroidism go into remission. I hate this drug! I’ve never felt this bad in my entire life but I have no choice but to be on it.”

Anonymous September 3, 2016

For Hyperthyroidism: “I just started taking Methimazole and I don’t like how I feel. My back hurts, right hand near my little finger gets sharp pains shooting through it I can’t eat because I’m nauseated all the time. I get dizzy and can’t focus. Looked at the side affects and I have a few of them, I don’t like that.”

Zaniegal August 20, 2016

For Hyperthyroidism: “My 6yr old daughter and I have been dealing with this medication for 2yrs now and now that she is off of it and getting ready for the surgery she has been wetting the bed at night and also getting bloody noses is this normal for this medication? I am at a lost here I need to help my baby but idk how doctors are saying that they don’t think it’s from this medication but I really think it is”

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 11, 2016

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