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Methimazole is an antithyroid medication that can help bring high thyroid levels under control. It works to disrupt the production of thyroid hormone by preventing the oxidation of iodine. Typically taken three times a day, this drug comes in the form of a tablet that can be taken with or without food. Some of the medication's possible side effects include muscle pain, nausea, and vomiting.
What Is Methimazole?Methimazole (Tapazole®) is a prescription antithyroid medication used to treat an overactive thyroid (known medically as hyperthyroidism).
Are There Side Effects?As with any medicine, side effects are possible with methimazole. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
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