What is Carbimazole?

this is an antithyroid drug used in treatment of hyperthyroidism.Its also used in thyrotoxic states is not safe to give to a pregnant lady because of its teratogenic effects.other drugs of the same group are-propylthyouracil(safe in pregnancy) and methimazole.

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I am 70 year old female aged 70. On Tuesday I was treated with an Iodine tablet due to an overactive thyroid. I am due to commence Carbimazole 5 mg tablets today (Friday). I have read up on some of the side effects and have found that I have been experiencing most of these problems before commencing on the Carbimozole tablets. I have in later years had swollen stomach (gas), nausea, feeling of being generally unwell and I do not wish to continue on this feeling of being unwell day by day. Am I following the correct procedures to getting on top of this feeling unwell. I am also concerned about the increase in weight that some people have reported as I have always eaten a healthy diet and would like to remain the weight that I am.

Hi Pauline,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic,

You have been detected to overactive thyroid that is thyrotoxicosis which means I presume your T3 and T4 levels are high and rightly advised antithyroid drug.

This drug is generally well tolerated and your Physician is starting with low dose in case...
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Hi , my dad is having thyroid. I was just browsing it. What ever symptoms he tells confirms that he has hyper thyroid. BUt the medicine which is given to him is thyronorm 12.5 mcg.. Is this correct. Thyronorm is for hypo thryroid right... Please confirm.
Thanks for writing to HCM

I think there is confusion at some level.
Your father need anti thyroid drugs like carbimazole or methimazole if he has hyperthyroid symptoms and blood parameters indicate so.
Thyronorm is prescribed in patients with low level of thyroid hormones.
You can consult...
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I am 9 weeks pregnant and my tsh is 0.019 how will this affect my pregnancy. This is my seventh pregnancy, i have four boys and one girl all healthy,i had a miscariage 4months ago. I am 29 year old belgian general physician . No other deseases. my mother had a thyreotoxyc nodule.
thak you
Hi. You are having hyperthyroidism. Start taking antithyroid drugs and better will be to take PTU in pregnancy, instead of Carbimazole. You can consult your treating gynecologist and you are a physician yourself. You will have to repeat thyroid profile after 4-6 weeks and get FT3, FT4 and...
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