What Carbimazole is used for:
Carbimazole is used to reduce the formation of thyroid hormones in adults and children with an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism).
It can be used to restore the normal function of the thyroid gland before its partial removal by
Do not take Carbimazole:
If you’re allergic to the active substance or any other component of this medicine.
If you have had a serious allergy to other anti-thyroid medications such as Thiamazole, Methimazole or Propylthiouracil.
If you have a serious blood disorder.
If you have severe liver problems.
If you had inflammation of the pancreas (acute pancreatitis) after administration of Carbimazole or Thiamazole in the past.
Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine including:
If you have liver problems.
If you have decreased bone marrow activity (decreased number of blood cells).
If you are receiving radio-iodine treatment.
If you are pregnant, could be pregnant or could become pregnant.
Possible side effects:
Stop using this product and seek immediate medical help if you develop rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Serious side effects:
Swelling of lymph nodes
Swelling of glands in your mouth
Other medicines and Carbimazole:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking.
Tell your doctor especially if you are taking:
Blood thinner such as Warfarin
Beta blockers used for high blood pressure
How to take Carbimazole :
This medicine is intended for adults and children aged 2 years and older.
Take as indicated by your doctor.
Take with or without food.
the recommended starting dose is 20-60 mg given in 2-3 divided doses.
Once stable, the dose can be decreased to 5-15 mg daily.
the recommended starting dose is 15 mg daily.
Once stable, the dose is adjusted.
How to store Carbimazole :
Store at room temperature below 77°F (25°C).
Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date stated on the package.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.