SAME-DAY methimazole (generic Tapazole) pickup for hyperthyroidism

Get convenient and affordable methimazole prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Methimazole is an an antithyroid medication. These drugs work by blocking the production of iodotyrosine and thyroglobulin – two chemicals that play key roles in the formation the thyroid hormones - which helps minimize the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Talk to a health care provider to start treatment right away.

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Methimazole (generic Tapazole)

  • What is methimazole?
    Methimazole is a prescription medication used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland). It may also be prescribed before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment.

    Talk to your health care provider about whether methimazole is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of methimazole?
    Methimazole has been shown to cause some mild side effects. If these adverse effects become severe or do not go away within a few days, talk to your health care provider.


Common symptoms reported while taking methimazole include:
- Upset stomach
- Vomiting
- Drowsiness
- Dizziness
- Joint pain
- Itching


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions.

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What is methimazole?

Methimazole is a prescription medication used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid gland). It may also be prescribed before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment.

What is methimazole used to treat?

Methimazole is used to treat hyperthyroidism (a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone). An overactive thyroid gland produces excessive levels of T3 and T4 hormones.

Hyperthyroidism can produce symptoms such as:
- Weight loss
- Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
- Nervousness or anxiety
- Tremor (trembling in the hands and fingers)
- Diarrhea
- Increased appetite
- Changes in menstrual cycles
- Sensitivity to heat and excessive sweating
- Sleep problems
- Fatigue
- Bulging eyes (common in Grave’s disease)
- Hair loss, or thinning of hair


Hyperthyroidism can lead to complications such as heart problems, brittle bones, eye problems (especially common with Grave’s disease), and thyrotoxic crises. This last condition results in a sudden increase in the severity of your symptoms and delirium. A thyrotoxic crisis is a medical emergency and requires immediate care.

How does methimazole work?

Methimazole is classified as an antithyroid medication. These drugs work by blocking the production of iodotyrosine and thyroglobulin – two chemicals that play key roles in the formation the thyroid hormones. By making it harder for your body to produce these chemicals, methimazole helps levels of thyroid hormones in your body. This can help reduce and prevent the symptoms of hyperthyroidism listed above.

What are the most common side effects of methimazole?

Methimazole has been shown to cause some side effects. If these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days or become severe, talk to your health care provider.

Common symptoms caused by taking methimazole include:
- Upset stomach
- Vomiting
- Drowsiness
- Dizziness
- Joint pain
- Itching


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions. If you experience symptoms such as flu-like symptoms, chills, sore throat, unusual bleeding, skin rash, itching, and yellowing of the skin and eyes, talk to your health care provider immediately. These are signs of a more serious reaction to methimazole and require medical attention right away.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with, as well as any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before starting treatment with methimazole. Methimazole can interact with other forms of medication and substances, causing potentially serious side effects. In addition, let your doctor know if you are currently breastfeeding. You should not breastfeed while taking methimazole.

What is the typical starting dose of methimazole?

Methimazole is commonly supplied as an oral tablet to be taken 3 times a day. For most adults, 15 mg is divided into 3 doses and is taken every 8 hours. This dosage may increase up to 60 mg per day (divided into 3) – depending on the severity of your condition and how well you tolerate the medication.

Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of methimazole without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.

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Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for methimazole to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

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