If you are an adult with hyperthyroidism, your dose of Tapazole will likely start at 5 to 20 mg, three times a day. The exact amount will depend on things like how you respond to Tapazole and whether you take other medications. Once your symptoms are under control, your healthcare provider may decide to reduce this amount.
An Introduction to Dosing With TapazoleThe dose of Tapazole® (methimazole) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to this medication
- The severity of your condition
- Your weight (for children)
- Any other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Recommended Tapazole Dosage for AdultsWhen treating hyperthyroidism in adults, the starting dose may range from Tapazole 5 mg three times daily to 20 mg three times daily, depending on the severity of the hyperthyroidism. As the condition becomes controlled, your healthcare provider may be able to lower your dosage.
Recommended Dosing for ChildrenFor hyperthyroidism treatment in children, your child's healthcare provider will calculate an appropriate dosage based on your child's weight. Just as with adults, the starting dose is usually higher; your child's healthcare provider will probably lower the amount as your child's condition improves.
General Information on How to Take a Tapazole DoseSome considerations to keep in mind when taking Tapazole include the following:
- Tapazole comes in tablet form. It is usually taken three times daily.
- You can take a dose with or without food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Tapazole dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.