|| Carbimazole IP
|| Piramal Healthcare Ltd.
What is Neo-Mercazole?
Neo-Mercazole containing the active ingredient carbimazole is considered an anti-thyroid agent type of medication. The medication is used to restore the normal function of the thyroid in people with an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). Overproduction of thyroid hormones can cause symptoms such as excess fatigue, diarrhea, feeling irritable, sweating, weight loss and menstrual problems. It can be used by patients to prepare for thyroidectomy (the partial removal of the thyroid via surgery) and before radio-iodine treatment.
How is Neo-Mercazole used?
Neo-Mercazole is usually taken orally 2 to 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The medication can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a full glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patient's condition and their response to the therapy. Your health care provider may request occasional blood tests to determine how you are responding to the treatment.
Patients using Neo-Mercazole may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Muscle or joint pain
- Hair loss
- Mouth ulcers
- Excessive fatigue
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or worsen.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Neo-Mercazole is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.