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Review: could Methimazole cause Pruritus (Itching)?

Summary: Pruritus is found among people who take Methimazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zantac, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 1,482 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 50 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.

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Methimazole

Methimazole has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism. (latest outcomes from 1,680 Methimazole users)

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 90,920 Pruritus patients)

On May, 1, 2015: 1,482 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole. Among them, 52 people (3.51%) have Pruritus.

Trend of Pruritus in Methimazole reports

Time on Methimazole when people have Pruritus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus57.14%14.29%28.57%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Methimazole * :

FemaleMale
Pruritus90.57%9.43%

Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Methimazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus0.00%0.00%4.44%0.00%20.00%4.44%20.00%51.11%

Severity of Pruritus when taking Methimazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Pruritus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (13 people, 25.00%)
  2. Mastocytosis (11 people, 21.15%)
  3. Hyperthyroidism (9 people, 17.31%)
  4. Pain (5 people, 9.62%)
  5. Diabetes mellitus (5 people, 9.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zantac (17 people, 32.69%)
  2. Valium (15 people, 28.85%)
  3. Tapazole (14 people, 26.92%)
  4. Aredia (13 people, 25.00%)
  5. Zyrtec (13 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Itching is localized on my back, scalp, and hip areas. It's so bad I can not get relief from scratching. I scratch so much n so hard I Welp up and almost bleed. Happened a few mos ago out if nowhere and lasted few days then returned again few mos later and won't go away.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • rash is spreading. Started on thighs and now involves everywhere but face. raised red bumps. Some with what looks like pimples/white heads. Not relieved by antihistamines. very itchy.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Gas and flatulance markedly improved after change of simvastatin brand

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