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Review: could Methimazole cause Pruritus?

Summary: Pruritus could be caused by Methimazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zantac, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 1,461 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 (latest outcomes from 1,654 users) has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 537,443 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 1,434 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole. Among them, 52 people (3.63%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.01% of all the 536,423 people who have Pruritus on eHealthMe.

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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