Carbimazole 5/20 mg uses, dosage and side effects
What is carbimazole?
Carbimazole is a medication containing active ingredient of the same name. Carbimazole is prescribed in conditions where thyroid function reduction is required such as in hyperthyroidism.
What is the dosage for carbimazole?
For adults, the starting dosage ranges from 20 – 60 mg taken as divided doses, 2-3 times daily. The dosage of carbimazole is usually determined against thyroid function until normal thyroid function is achieved and to reduce the risk of overtreatment resulting in hypothyroidism.
If you intend to use this medication for children or the elderly, do make sure to follow your doctor’s dosage recommendations.
Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use carbimazole?
Carbimazole is considered safe for use during pregnancy, however, there have been cases of congenital malformations following treatment with carbimazole, thus, the use of this medication should only be considered if the potential benefit outweighs the risk.
Breastfeeding women should discontinue breastfeeding if they are to continue this medication.
What are the side effects of carbimazole?
Side effects of carbimazole include:
· Pain in joint
· Itchy skin
· Severe abdominal pain
· Yellowing of the eyes or skin
· Dark urine
Some of these side effects are serious and should you notice any of them, do inform your doctor.