Methimazole Medication Information
Available in the form of a tablet, methimazole (Tapazole®) is a prescription antithyroid medication. It is used to lower the level of thyroid hormone in people with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). Typically, it is taken three times a day, either with or without food.
Discuss the safety information for methimazole with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. The medication may not be suitable for everyone, so tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any other medicines, have any other medical conditions, or have any allergies. Although the drug is well tolerated by most people, side effects are possible. Potential side effects include headache, hair loss, and vomiting, among others.
(For more in-depth information on this medication, click Methimazole. This article explains what to do if you miss a dose, lists precautions to be aware of, and discusses the drug's dosing guidelines in greater detail.)