Drug Class: What is Tapazole and why is Tapazole prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Tapazole work?
Dosage: How should you take Tapazole ?
Possible food and drug interactions with Tapazole
Special Information on Tapazole
Possible Tapazole Side effects
|Drug Class: What is Tapazole and why is Tapazole prescribed?|
Generic Tapazole 5 mg (methimazole) prevents the thyroid gland from producing too much thyroid hormone.
Generic Tapazole 5 mg is used to treat a condition known as hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid).
|Drug Mechanism: How does Tapazole work?|
Grave\\\'s disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. It is an autoimmune disease in which an individual\\\'s own antibodies attach to thyroid stimulating hormone receptors within thyroid cells and thereby trigger overproduction of thyroid hormones. The two thyroid hormones manufactured by the thyroid gland, thyroxine (T4 ) and triiodothyronine (T3), are formed by combining iodine with a protein called thyroglobulin with the assistance of an enzyme called peroxidase. Generic Tapazole 5 mg inhibits
|Dosage: How should you take Tapazole ?|
Take Generic Tapazole 5 mg tablets orally.
Swallow the Generic Tapazole 5 mg tablets with a drink of water. Food can affect the amount of Generic Tapazole 5 mg absorbed into the body.
You may take Generic Tapazole 5 mg either on an empty stomach or with food, but always take it the same way to make sure the effects are the same.
The initial adult dose of Generic Tapazole is 15 mg/day for mild hyperthyroidism, 30-40 mg/day for moderately
|Possible food and drug interactions with Tapazole|
The following drugs may interact with Generic Tapazole 5 mg
Inform your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal
|Special Information on Tapazole|
Most Important Fact about Generic Tapazole 5 mg
|Possible Tapazole Side effects|
More common side effects of Generic Tapazole 5 mg may include:
Less common or rare side effects of Generic Tapazole 5 mg may include:
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