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carbimazole - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

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Why do I need this medicine? Carbimazole is used to treat an overactive thyroid gland. Carbimazole reduces the formation of thyroid hormones.

It may also be used to prepare for the surgical removal of the thyroid.
How do I take this medicine? Take Carbimazole exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Carbimazole must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue to take it even when you feel better. Do not skip any doses. Do not stop taking Carbimazole unless instructed by your doctor.

You may take Carbimazole with or without food. However, you should take it consistently -- either always with or always without food.
What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine? DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

When should I not use this medicine? Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to another thyroid medicine called thiamazole.

Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Carbimazole.

Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine? Alert your doctor if you have liver disease.

You will need to have regular blood tests to monitor your condition and check your response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you about how often this needs to be done.

If you are going for an operation, including minor surgery and dental work, inform your doctor or dentist that you are taking Carbimazole.
What side effects could I experience? Headache, nausea, stomach discomfort and itchy skin rashes are some of the common side effects of Carbimazole. Less commonly, Carbimazole may also cause hair loss, muscle and joint pain.

Inform your doctor if these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.

If you develop yellowing of the skin or eyes, mouth ulcers, sore throat, fever, unusual bruising or a general feeling of being ill, weak or tired, stop the medicine and alert your doctor quickly.
Can I take this with other medicines? Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:

- other thyroid medicines
- steroids such as prednisolone
- blood-thinning medicines such as warfarin
- heart medicines such as digoxin

Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
What special dietary instructions should I follow? Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine? Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on carbimazole and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2012 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com







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