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 . We study 2,173 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA. Among them, 68 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.
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Methimazole has active ingredients of methimazole. It is often used in hyperthyroidism. (latest outcomes from Methimazole 2,572 users)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,376 Pruritus patients).
On Feb, 06, 2017
2,173 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole.
Among them, 68 people (3.13%) have Pruritus
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Methimazole when people have Pruritus *:
- < 1 month: 58.33 %
- 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
- 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
- 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: 88.24 %
- male: 11.76 %
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Methimazole *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 3.33 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 15.0 %
- 40-49: 8.33 %
- 50-59: 25.0 %
- 60+: 48.33 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Hyperthyroidism (17 people, 25.00%)
- Multiple Myeloma (14 people, 20.59%)
- Urticaria Pigmentosa (12 people, 17.65%)
- Pain (7 people, 10.29%)
- Basedow's Disease (6 people, 8.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zantac (18 people, 26.47%)
- Valium (16 people, 23.53%)
- Tapazole (15 people, 22.06%)
- Zyrtec (14 people, 20.59%)
- Aredia (14 people, 20.59%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (29 people, 42.65%)
- Weight Decreased (18 people, 26.47%)
- Tooth Disorder (15 people, 22.06%)
- Swelling (15 people, 22.06%)
- Mouth Ulcers (15 people, 22.06%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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