TAPAZOLE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 007517/002.

Names and composition

"TAPAZOLE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of METHIMAZOLE.

Answered questions

Should you take tapazole and levoxyl to treat hyperthyroidism?
Asked by Margurite Suri 3 months ago.

The use of Tapazole will not cure your problem, only mask the symptoms and make you life depended. Tapazole is a brand-name of methimazole, an anti-thyroid drug used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism. Nonetheless, Levoxyl (levothyroxine) is used for the treatment of hypothyroidism. You must be misinformed about the use of it. The few sufferers I know opted for an operation with a great success or a natural supplements. Natural Stress & Hyperthyroidism Alternative Remedies Vitamin C100mg, Thiamine 50 Mg, Riboflavin25mg, Vitamin B650mg, Choline Bitartrate 50mg, L-Tyrosine50mg, Lecithin50mg, Flax Seed Powder50mg, Eleuthero Extract50mg, Omega - 3 Fatty Acids100mg Thiamine is involved in energy production. Riboflavin and Flax-seed are necessary for the normal glandular functions. Vitamin B6 has the ability to activate many relevant enzymes. Lecithin is used in the natural treatment of Hyperthyroidism as it aids fat digestion and also has shown a protecting effect on cells. Vitamin C is an anti-stress vitamin. Answered by Catheryn Kotte 3 months ago.

NO! Go natural by eating goitrogens like raw garlic. Answered by Gianna Wisenbaker 3 months ago.

No, you should try to eat healthy foods that are good for your thyroid. There are books out there that cover this type of diet. Try looking up Mary Shalom. Answered by Kecia Guardarrama 3 months ago.


How long does it take for tapazole to take affect?
I have thyroid problems Asked by Hipolito Wiget 3 months ago.

Your thyroid levels will start to drop immediately. But as far as how you feel, it's different for everyone. For me, it took 6 months for my thyroid levels to slowly return to normal, and for me to feel normal again. I had a vast improvement after my first day of treatment though, because I temporarily took a beta blocker along with the tapazole. I wish I could have maintained that, but unfortunately, I didn't feel normal for long, and the 6 month mark was only the start of a nightmare roller coaster of hypo-hyper-hypo-hyper. This is because of my doctor, not the tapazole. Had I been on the right dose of tapazole, I would have fared much better. But my doctor thinks that a person is nothing more than a number on a lab sheet. I had debilitating hypo symptoms, and he said that I'm fine because my numbers were within range. So no reduction in dose for me until 6 months later, when I am finally severely hypo according to the number on the piece of paper. So now I have to cut way back on the tapazole. Oops! Hyper! Another way doctors can mess you up is that they will base your dosage on your TSH level. This is dead wrong in Grave's disease, which I assume you have. Never let a doctor treat you based on your TSH level. If you have thyroid disease, you really have to be your own doctor, and your own advocate. You have to do yor own research, and learn everything yourself, so you can judge if your doctor is telling you the right things, and running the right tests, and putting you on the right dose. If your doctor is not doing his job correctly, you need to fire him, and find a new one. Repeat until you have a decent doctor. Answered by Rudolf Kjellman 3 months ago.


Is 5 mg tapazole per day is enough for treating hyperthyroidism in 25 years virgin female?
m 25 years virgin female, having hyperthyroidism, my periods are regular, but scanty sometimes just 2 days. my physician recommended me 5 mg tapazole per day.which m taking since last 2 months but there is no change in the periods. m worried, just need to know do i need higher dose? Asked by Janel Casoria 3 months ago.

The dose of Tapazole depends on the severity of your hyperthyroidism. Lower doses are required for mild disease, and higher doses are required for more severe disease. Only your doctor can answer this question, because he/she knows all the details of your medical history and lab tests. The usual starting dose for mild hyperthyroidism is 5 mg three times daily. For moderate hyperthyroidism, the usual starting dose is 10-15 mg three times daily. For severe disease, the starting dose is usually 20 mg three times daily. As I said, the starting dose is determined by the severity of your disease, which can be seen with blood tests such as TSH and Free T4. Lab tests are used to determine if further adjustments in the dose are required. You need to discuss this with your doctor who knows all the details of your diagnosis. I am sure he/she had a reason to start at this dose. Good luck. Answered by Cory Lantis 3 months ago.

You need new blood tests to see if you are still hyperthyroid. The tests that you need are free T3 and free T4. Answered by Bruce Beecher 3 months ago.

The dose varies from one patient to the next. You need follow up blood tests to check levels of thyroxine. Answered by Maryland Shuart 3 months ago.


When will I loose the weight i gained while taking Tapazole for Graves Disease.?
I HAVE BEEN REALLY FRUSTRATED AT TRYING TO FOCUS MY DISEASE AND LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN. I HAVE A STRESSFUL JOB AND A DISEASE THAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. I AM A 35 YO MALE WHO USED TO BE IN ATHLETIC SHAPE (GYM, , SPORTS AND ETC.) NOW I REALLY WATCH WHAT I EAT (LOW CARBS AND HIGH PROTEIN), DO NOT DRINK OR SMOKE, I... Asked by Lyndsay Rutana 3 months ago.

I HAVE BEEN REALLY FRUSTRATED AT TRYING TO FOCUS MY DISEASE AND LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN. I HAVE A STRESSFUL JOB AND A DISEASE THAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. I AM A 35 YO MALE WHO USED TO BE IN ATHLETIC SHAPE (GYM, , SPORTS AND ETC.) NOW I REALLY WATCH WHAT I EAT (LOW CARBS AND HIGH PROTEIN), DO NOT DRINK OR SMOKE, I GO TO THE GYM ALMOST DAILY...AND I STILL GAIN WEIGHT....50LBS TO BE EXACT. WILL THIS EVER DISAPPEAR? Answered by Dorthey Ferster 3 months ago.

You shouldn't stop taking your tapazole with out contacting your Dr! You will start having Graves Disease symptoms again! Do you go to the Dr. regularly and get your T3, T4 and TSH checked?? You may be taking to much tapazole now. My thyroid levels are always changing! I have had Graves disease for the past 10 years but have been within normal range (for thyroid levels) for the past 3 years. I have had may of Endocrinologists say that your thyroid can eventually "burn out" and then you go Hypothyroid and have to take a different medicine. Always keep your Doctors appointments and get your levels checked regularly! Answered by Bradly Neblock 3 months ago.

once you benefit muscle,you're think to attain weight.i'm getting what you're putting forward the position determining will lose your body fat weight.you'll shed pounds on the starting up,yet after dropping the fat,you could start up putting on muscle Answered by Danyelle Campion 3 months ago.


My cat is on tapazole. Do the side effects ever go away?
My cat has been on tapazole for 3 weeks. The past few days he has been vomiting, itching and just acting odd. He now is salivating and he is just not comfortable in his skin. I can take the vomiting but i cant handle how he just hides in one room all the time. I am really worried. I can't afford to do... Asked by Franklyn Vadasy 3 months ago.

My cat has been on tapazole for 3 weeks. The past few days he has been vomiting, itching and just acting odd. He now is salivating and he is just not comfortable in his skin. I can take the vomiting but i cant handle how he just hides in one room all the time. I am really worried. I can't afford to do surgery. I am taking him off the meds for a few days and then gradually will put him back on them. I hope his side effects go away after. Answered by Patti Mcfatridge 3 months ago.

Phone your vet and ask about switching to methamazole cream. Ours could not stand the pills and was MUCH better on the cream. It's just a little dab that goes into the ear (it stings, but if your cat does not get red or scabby ears it'll be ok). Ours has been on this for 4 years now, it's the same price as the tapazole. Any pharmacist can compound it for you, once the prescription is called in. If your area gives you hassles, you can use the place we use, they send things by mail very quickly. Here's their info. The Pet Apothecary 8850 N. Port Washington Road Suite 220 Milwaukee, WI 53217 Phone: 414-247-8633 Fax: 414-247-8635 email [email protected] Answered by Gisela Whitacker 3 months ago.

You need to discuss this with your vet first thing in the morning. There is something that can help with the vomiting. Ask your vet about giving the cat a daily dose of Pepcid A/C. It is an over-the-counter stomach acid reducing drug. The generic is famitodine and most major drug store chains have their own "house brand" for a lot less than the Pepcid A/C. The usual dose is 1/4 of a pill. You can crush it and put it in the cats food - it is tasteless. I have no experience with this but I understand from many posts I have read on here that the topically applied (as a cream) Tapazole (methimazole) is much better tolerated by cats, fewer side-effects. You should ask your vet about that too. Please don't take your cat off the medication without discussing the side effects your cat is having and asking about the options I mentioned. Sorry he is feeling sick. This happened to my cat (RIP) too but it was resolved after a few days (or less) on the famitodine. Hope it works out. Answered by Chantal Cherrier 3 months ago.

Have you spoken with your vet about this? It sounds like the dose may need to be adjusted or it could be something else entirely. Definitely call the vet, if you haven't already. Answered by Shelley Espino 3 months ago.


Tapazole and my Thyroid?
Ms. E, My doctor is suggesting the RAI treatment. How has it worked for you? Do you take Snthroid? Does that cause your hair to fall out. My dr. needs to reg. my thyroid before the RAI treatment. What are your thoughts Asked by Silvia Empasis 3 months ago.

Hi, I have Hyperthyroid and my doctor put me on Methimazole 5mg 4 times a day. Since starting to take the meds on day number 2, I noticed my hair falling out. Not a little a lot, I called my doctor and he indicated that this will happen but once my Thyroid is adjusted, this will no longer be the case. He states it should take about 4 weeks. My concerns as a 31 year old female, has anyone ever gone bald from this? What if all my hair falls out? Can I take something else? I read that it could be a side effect of the meds? If that's the case then it will not stop until I come off the meds. My doctor is not concerned with my concern of hair loss and says that it will be fine. What do I do. Please help. Answered by Olene Gorrill 3 months ago.

I know from experience your hair will fall out with hyperthyroid. I used to have a hyperthyroid. Then had radiation therapy and now I am hypothyroid. Best advice I can give you, take your meds as prescribed and keep up with your blood-work. Once your thyroid gets back to normal, providing the medication your physician put you on works for you, your hair should stop falling out. Once your thyroid is in the norm again and your hair still falls out, then you will know it is due to the medication. I wish you luck, I know it can be frustrating, but only time will tell. Give it a chance. If you cannot control your thyroid with medication, then I would recommend radiation. It's been about 20 yrs since I had it done, but it came in the form of a capsule. I preferred the radiation over surgery, due to the fact I was told if they didn't take enough of my thyroid during surgery they would have to go back in and take more. My other alternative was to take the radiation and if not given enough on the first dose, they would have to repeat it. More simplistic than surgery to day the least. (my opinion anyway) Needless to say, they gave me a bit too much and now I have to take synthroid every day. I've done really well with it and have continued through the years on a low dose. If you decide to take either route, you will have to see an endocrinologist. Best Of Luck! Peppermint, I'm curious as to what you mean by being in remission. (i've had a thyroid condition for 30 yrs, no such thing as remission) First and foremost the thyroid produces hormones. A change in the thyroid can make a person lose hair. That's definitely a given for anyone with an over active thyroid. I've never been on Tapazole so I can't say one way or another, but curious to say the least. Have you ever been tested for Lupus? Answered by Elfriede Merchen 3 months ago.

i can tell you what i've been through taking methimazole. i was taking 10 mg once a day, and some hair did fall out from the sudden change in hormones. soon after that i went to 5 mg once a day. eventually, 2.5 mg for many months. i missed a few appointments and stayed on the meds too long. had a rash from the meds, and my glucose was elevated, but now i'm off the meds and everything is normal again. i'm in remission and feel much better. i did refuse the RAI, and i'm glad i did. the doctor said my thyroid would most likely just burn itself out. the person who cuts my hair said that i'm having hair growth again! good thing. i still can't exercise the way i use too. my muscles are different and weaker. i take walks and lift light weights. Answered by Erick Pirone 3 months ago.

Methimazole Hair Loss Answered by Emmanuel Treakle 3 months ago.

A few months ago, I was very sick, zero energy, freezing cold, depressed, weight gain, thought I was dying. I read every word of this Hypothyroidism Revolution program and followed all the advice. My life turned around the first week. I started to feel human again. Within weeks my energy came back and I felt like living again. Get the entire hypothyroidism revolution system today? just choose the best option for you. Answered by Marjory Lemansky 3 months ago.


My cat will not eat, anyone gone through this? ( He is on tapazole,reglan, and cyproheptadine.)?
Peanut is eating and drinking again, but only canned food. I am going to be picking up the methamasole cream from the pharmacy tommorrow, thanks so much for that tip Elaine. He is sluggish, I think his dose may be too high. Asked by Russel Weiser 3 months ago.

My cat is 19 years old. He has been diagnosed with thyroid problems. His level is 18. The vet said that the norm. is between 1 and 4. He has been sick for weeks. Has lost a third of his weight. He will not eat or drink. I have been feeding him baby food with a syringe, forcing it down. He is active , is very vocal, wants to eat but won't. The vet says his meds are not up to level yet. She says I could keep him at the vet for a couple of days but I am very scared to let him go in this state. He has been on the meds at least 4 days now, wouldn't that be long enough to correct those thyroiud levels? Answered by Leigha Montoro 3 months ago.

Peanut started eating yesterday! VAUGHN S, Thank you , your words were encouraging, let me know I might still have time to save him, thank you. ELAINE M, Thank you for the tips. Seriously, I struggle getting the tapazole in, a cream would be great. Thanks for your tips they are very welcome. I will keep you both updated . Thanks again. Answered by Davina Ruhnke 3 months ago.

It takes 2 weeks for the thyroid to level out. Mine was as high as a 14 but never up to 18 (she got heart damage at her state). Talk to your vet about putting in a feeding tube, these are temporary and can help IMMENSLY with getting food into the cat along with fluid levels. The baby food may not be enough--a can of A/D (prescription from the vets, about $2.69 a can) is excellent, and mixes with water to make a smooth consistency for syringe feeding. I had to syringe feed our new Siamese for 5 days, she has a severe upper respiratroy infection and didn't eat till I'd gotten food into her after 5 days--I did find that the canned Trader Joe's cat foods were the only cat food on the market that had a smooth consistency like the A/D to do this with as well, and it only cost 59 cents a can (and it's a good food, the ingredients are excellent). I keep both on hand now, just in case. If your cat is having trouble with the tapazole pills, ask the vet about a compounded cream called methamazole. Our hyperthyroid cat is on that, it's a cream colored goo you put in the ear twice a day, just a little dab, and she's been regulated on this for 4 years now. It costs the same as the tapazole. If the vet want sot stabalize yours, and IF they have 24 hour staff to do it, I'd say go for it. Otherwise discuss this other info with the vet and ask about hydrating the cat (not being hydrated means they don't want to eat so it's important). Answered by Heidi Morreau 3 months ago.

well in humans it takes about 2 weeks to a month to completely correct the thyroid problem i am a thyroid patient so i know this in cats it take about the same time as humans if i were u i would leave the cat at the doctor's office for a couple of days that's better for your cat because the vet will be able to watch him and see how he eats and if the cat doesn't eat good he knows how to force the food in the cats stomach to give him enough energy and health so go ahead no one can take care of your cat more than your vet. Answered by Lou Walstrum 3 months ago.

I've had cats on tapazol before, and my vet told me it can affect appetite. Talk to your vet about it, and see if she can prescribe anything. My vet prescribed Remeron as an appetite stimulator. It works well, and generally does not interact with other meds the cat may be on. However, you might want to be aware that it does tend to have a side effect of making your cat more needy - he will want more attention than normal. Answered by Margeret Pekara 3 months ago.


My tsh level is 0.04, after taking tapazole for my overactive thyroid. What do you think is wrong?
Most people's thyroid levels improve with tapazole and mine seem to be getting worse, even though I feel physically better. Asked by Marcene Crowin 3 months ago.

It takes time for the medication to work my specialist told me at first that it would take 6months to a year for it to fully work. For me its been two years and my specialist is looking in to decreasing my tapazole and maybe going off it for good. Just talk to your doctor, it just may be a wait and see sort of thing. Answered by Elmo Edelbrock 3 months ago.

A few months ago, I was very sick, zero energy, freezing cold, depressed, weight gain, thought I was dying. I read every word of this Hypothyroidism Revolution program and followed all the advice. My life turned around the first week. I started to feel human again. Within weeks my energy came back and I felt like living again. Get the entire hypothyroidism revolution system today? just choose the best option for you. Answered by Hugo Mackinder 3 months ago.


Cat medicine qstn: Is Methimazole the same or a good replacement for Tapazole?
My 7 yr old male cat is on Tapazole (dosage: 1/2 tablet twice a day). Called for a refill with a new Vet (moved out of state from my former Vet) and they filled the 'script with Methimazole. Is this the same? My new Vet has all the cats medical records. I do not feel comfortable giving to my cat right now. ... Asked by Judie Schwinn 3 months ago.

My 7 yr old male cat is on Tapazole (dosage: 1/2 tablet twice a day). Called for a refill with a new Vet (moved out of state from my former Vet) and they filled the 'script with Methimazole. Is this the same? My new Vet has all the cats medical records. I do not feel comfortable giving to my cat right now. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks. Answered by Maria Bedford 3 months ago.

It is the same drug. Tapazole is just the brand name methimazole. Methimazole is the generic and it will be less expensive than the brand name. Answered by Delcie Montas 3 months ago.

yes, tapazole and methimazole are the same thing. Follow your vet's recommendation on dosing. Each cat is different. They should be doing follow up blood work to make sure the thyroid levels are ok. Answered by Remedios Slagle 3 months ago.

It's the same but i have to tell you this from experience...it is very very strong. My vet prescribed a half 2x a day and i did 1/4 2 x a day instead from the research i had done..2 weeks later it was STILL to much. we cut it down to 1/4 one time a day..a week later the cat was vomiting horribly over a weekend..couldnt keep any food or water down..had to be hospitalized with an iv..bad reaction to the tapazole..please be very careful. I solved the problem because my vet "compounded" the medicine into an ear cream..i rub it in his ear at night..no more vomiting and no more having to fight him to give him a pill. Answered by Kate Debruhl 3 months ago.


Anyone could tell me why my physician prescribe me(hyperthyroid) Tapazole1 tablet ,1x3 eltroxin seem conflict
Tapazole med.for hyperthyroid eltroxin med.for hypothyroid Asked by Joni Lizer 3 months ago.

(Tapazole) Methimazole inhibits the synthesis of thyroid hormones to treat HYPERTHYROIDISM. Eltroxin is meant for HYPOTHYROIDISM. You need to check back with your doctor on the medication as both drugs are of the same pathway mechanism but different directions. Answered by Hayden Jarrells 3 months ago.

What doses of each are you on? What are your lab results? What is your diagnosis? (Hyperthyroidism is only a symptom, it is not a diagnosis, BTW) What is your past lab history and treatment history? And ASK YOUR DOCTOR. Then tell us why. You are paying this doctor, and if he can't explain things to your satisfaction, you need to fire him and get a new doctor immediately. The only way this makes sense is if you have Grave's disease, if you have been on long term methimizole, if you have been decreasing your dose since the onset of treatment, if you are now on only 5 mg of methimizole, and if you are going hypothyroid despite the very low dose of methimizole. Believe me, you don't want medically induced hypothyroidism! Answered by Major Duffek 3 months ago.


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