Could Methimazole cause 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 1,760 people who have side effects while taking Methimazole from FDA. Among them, 60 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 2,562 users)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,259 Pruritus patients).
On Nov, 27, 2016
1,760 people reported to have side effects when taking Methimazole.
Among them, 60 people (3.41%) have Pruritus
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Methimazole when people have Pruritus *:
- < 1 month: 55.56 %
- 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
- 6 - 12 months: 11.11 %
- 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: 88.33 %
- male: 11.67 %
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Methimazole *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 3.85 %
- 20-29: 0.0 %
- 30-39: 17.31 %
- 40-49: 7.69 %
- 50-59: 23.08 %
- 60+: 48.08 %
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Zantac (18 people, 30.00%)
- Valium (16 people, 26.67%)
- Tapazole (15 people, 25.00%)
- Singulair (14 people, 23.33%)
- Diprolene (14 people, 23.33%)
Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Methimazole, learn more )
Potential co-existing conditions
- Multiple Myeloma (14 people, 23.33%)
- Urticaria Pigmentosa (12 people, 20.00%)
- Pain (7 people, 11.67%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (6 people, 10.00%)
- Diabetes (5 people, 8.33%)
Potential co-existing symptoms
- Rashes (26 people, 43.33%)
- Weight Decreased (18 people, 30.00%)
- Tooth Disorder (15 people, 25.00%)
- Swelling (15 people, 25.00%)
- Mouth Ulcers (15 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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