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Generic Name
Methimazole
Trade Name
Methimazole
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Antithyroid.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses the placenta. Suggested association with scalp defects (aplasia cutis), umbilical defects, skin defects and hypospadias.
  • May cause fetal hypothyroidism so the lowest dose to control maternal disease should be given.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk. Safe in breast-feeding if given in small doses (10-15 mg /day or less) and in fant’s thyroid function is closely monitored.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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