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Review: could Methimazole cause Pruritus?

We study 1,473 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 1,669 users) has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism.

Pruritus

Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) (latest reports from 545,298 patients) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 1,471 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole. Among them, 52 people (3.54%) have Pruritus. They amount to 0.01% of all the 543,563 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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  • i was diagnosed with syndrome of gilbert, thats why i have a yellowish skin (jaundice) i take also cranberry pills to counter jaundice, but doesnt really help i guess, but maybe the pills that i take to stop my hairloss, that i have for several years, might be the cause, those pills are: saw palmetto (350mg) and biotin. i'm out of saw palmetto pills, so im gonna see how i react to that, but maybe u guys can help me out, what can be the cause for my jaundice and/or itchy problem, thank u

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