Methimazole and Pruritus - from FDA reports
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 Hyperthyroidism. This review analyzes which people have Pruritus with Methimazole. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,369 people who have side effects when taking Methimazole from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 13, 2017
2,369 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole.
Among them, 74 people (3.12%) have Pruritus
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Methimazole when people have Pruritus *:
- < 1 month: 53.85 %
- 1 - 6 months: 38.46 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Methimazole *:
- female: 86.11 %
- male: 13.89 %
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Methimazole *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 3.17 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 14.29 %
- 40-49: 7.94 %
- 50-59: 23.81 %
- 60+: 50.79 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Hyperthyroidism (20 people, 27.03%)
- Multiple Myeloma (14 people, 18.92%)
- Urticaria Pigmentosa (12 people, 16.22%)
- Pain (7 people, 9.46%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (7 people, 9.46%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zantac (18 people, 24.32%)
- Valium (16 people, 21.62%)
- Zyrtec (15 people, 20.27%)
- Tapazole (15 people, 20.27%)
- Diprolene (14 people, 18.92%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (29 people, 39.19%)
- Weight Decreased (18 people, 24.32%)
- Swollen Tongue (15 people, 20.27%)
- Swelling (15 people, 20.27%)
- Oral Disorder (15 people, 20.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Pruritus when taking Methimazole?
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