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What is carbimazole used for?

Carbimazole belongs to a group of medicines called antithyroid agents. Carbimazole 5mg Tablets are used to reduce the formation of thyroid hormones in people with an overactive thyroid gland. The condition is called hyperthyroidism.

Carbimazole 5mg Tablets are also used in more serious cases such as thyrotoxicosis and thyroid storm. It is typically used to restore the normal function of the thyroid before its partial removal by surgery, or thyroidectomy. It may also be used together with other treatments for hyperthyroidism.

How should I take carbimazole?

Always take carbimazole exactly as your doctor has instructed you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The tablets should be taken by mouth without chewing it. You may safely take it with a glass of water also with or without food.

Each day’s tablets may be divided into two (morning and night) or three daily doses (morning, noon and night). The easiest way to remember taking your medications is to time it along with your meals or taking it before bed in the evening and upon waking up in the morning.

How do I store carbimazole?

Carbimazole is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store carbimazole in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of carbimazole that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush carbimazole down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Know the precautions & warnings

What should I know before using carbimazole?

Do not take Carbimazole

  • If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to carbimazole or any of the ingredients of Carbimazole.
  • If you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have a serious blood disorder.
  • If you have a severe liver disorder.

Take special care with Carbimazole

  • If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are trying to become pregnant.
  • If you have mild or moderate liver problems.

Tell your doctor if any of the above applies to you.

Is it safe to take carbimazole during pregnancy or breast-feeding?

Carbimazole is a pregnancy category D drug and should not be given to pregnant women unless the benefits outweigh the risks. There is positive evidence it causes fetal defects.

It passes into the placenta and breast milk. Breastfeeding is safe when the mother’s dose is low. At higher doses, breastfeeding should be stopped.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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