Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S

 

Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S contains Carbimazole as an active ingredient.

 

Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is indicated in patients with hyperthyroidism.

 

Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S should strictly be used as prescribed by the doctor.

 

Take this medication orally with or without meals.

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Type

Tablet

Feature

5mg

Unit

'S

Formula

Carbimazole

Composition

Carbimazole 5 mg

Brand

Abbott Laboratories

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About 

{{Product}} is a medication prescribed by medical experts for treatment when a patient has been confirmed with hyperthyroidism which is a condition where the thyroid gland starts making too many thyroid hormones. {{Product}} helps in reducing the growth and quantity of hormones that the thyroid produces. Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is only to be consumed on the prescription of a doctor. 

{{Product}} may be prescribed with other medications such as beta-blockers to patients who might suffer from nervousness or anxiety. Blood tests may be conducted before and during the consumption of medication. {{Product}} may take up to 3 weeks to show signs of improvement. {{Product}} should only be consumed by pregnant women if highly necessary, caution is advised. 

{{Product}} should only be consumed under medical supervision by patients who have an allergy to its components or have a liver or blood problem. Common side effects caused by medicine may include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, painful joints, thinning hair, or itchy skin. Rare side effects may include low white blood cell count or swollen glands which should be reported to a doctor right away.

Indications

{{Product}} can be used to treat:

  •  Hyperthyroidism 
  • Thyrotoxicosis 
  • Therapy before radio-iodine treatment 

How To Use {{Product}}?

Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is to be ingested orally with water to help the tablet flow down the throat easily. It can be consumed with or without food and should not be chewed or crushed. Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S should be ingested only as directed by the medical expert. The medicine should be consumed daily if instructed by the doctor

How Does {{Product}} Work?

{{Product}} works by reducing the excessive thyroid hormone production in the body. 

Dosage

Hyperthyroidism

Children Dosage 

Initially 5-15mg daily in divided doses.

Adult Dosage

15-40mg daily continue until the patient becomes euthyroid, usually, after 4-8 weeks, higher doses should be prescribed under specialist supervision only, then reduced to 5-15mg daily, reduce the dose gradually, therapy usually given for 12-18 months.

Thyrotoxicosis

Children: initially, 5-15mg daily in divided doses.

Adult: initially, 20-6-mg daily in 2-3 divided doses until the patient is euthyroid.

Maintenance: 5-15mg daily for 6-18 months, alternatively, continue with 20-60mg daily and supplemental thyroxine 50-150mcg daily for 6-18 months.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Medicine has shown potential risks and hence should be avoided during pregnancy. If a patient gets pregnant during the treatment with medicine, then she should consult her doctor. 

{{Product}} is advised to not be consumed by the nursing mother as it may be exerted into the breastmilk and cause infant harm. There has been no potential evidence of harm but there are potential risks therefore {{Product}} is advised to be avoided. 

Precautions

  •  Sore throat should be consulted to doctor 
  • Mouth ulcers 
  • Bruising 
  • Fever 
  • Malaise 
  • Nonspecific illness develops 
  • pregnant/breastfeeding
  • Blood or bone marrow disorder 

Contraindications 

  • Tracheal obstruction 
  • Severe blood disorder 
  • Severe hepatic insufficiency 
  • History of pancreatitis 

Adverse Effects

Common effects

  • Fever 
  • Headache 
  • Nausea 
  • Rash 
  • Taste disturbance 
  • Jaundice 
  • Arthralgia 

Rare side effects

  • Malaise 
  • Mild GI disturbances 
  • Pruritus 
  • Alopecia 
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Bone marrow suppression 
  • Myopathy 
  • Pancytopenia 

How To Cope with Some Effects

Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.

Nausea-Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.

Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.

Change in taste- this tends to go away as soon as the patient stops taking the medicine but while treatment; salt water with baking soda (half a teaspoon of salt and baking soda in water) rinses and chewing on sugar-free gum can help dissipate the change in taste.

FAQs

Q1. WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

An extra dose or two of Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is not known to cause any harm but excess ingestion of Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is a cause for concern and should be avoided and immediately reported to the doctor.

Q2. WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

Q3. HOW IS Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S SUPPOSED TO BE TAKEN?

Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S is to be ingested orally with water to help the tablet flow down the throat easily. It can be consumed with or without food and should not be chewed or crushed.

Q4. WILL Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No, there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

Q5. WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S AND HOW OFTEN?

Blood tests are prescribed to be taken before and during the treatment frequently. 

Q6. DOES Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S CAUSE ADDICTION?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

Q7. CAN I CONSUME ALCOHOL WITH Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

Intake of alcohol is not advised while undergoing treatment with Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S as alcohol tends to negatively impact the patient’s blood glucose levels.

Q8. WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day, and an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Neo-Mercazole 5mg Tablet 100 ‘S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.