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What is Carbimazole used for?

Carbimazole is an antithyroid medicine used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland). This medication is used to decrease the production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Carbimazole?

The dosage of Carbimazole prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Carbimazole can be taken with or without food.

What if you miss a dose of Carbimazole?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Carbimazole medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Carbimazole?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Carbimazole, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Carbimazole?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Carbimazole.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Carbimazole, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Carbimazole?

Like other medicines, Carbimazole can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Carbimazole are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Carbimazole cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Carbimazole develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Carbimazole can cause side effects such as dizziness, headache, rash, nausea, vomiting and hair thinning. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Carbimazole.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Carbimazole?

Is it possible for me to take Carbimazole with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Carbimazole?
What are the possible drug interactions of Carbimazole?
How will Carbimazole work in my body?
How should Carbimazole be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Carbimazole drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Carbimazole is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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