Methimazole (Oral Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Methimazole is used to treat hyperthyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. It is also used before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment.
Methimazole is an antithyroid medicine. It works by making it harder for the body to use iodine to make thyroid hormone. It does not block the effects of a thyroid hormone that was made by the body before its use was begun.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.