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Tapazole Uses

How Does Tapazole Work?

This drug works by inhibiting the production of hormones in the thyroid. It prevents the oxidation of iodine -- an important step in the production of thyroid hormones. However, thyroid hormones that are already circulating in the bloodstream are not affected by Tapazole.

Can Children Take It?

This medication is approved for use in children. Talk with your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Tapazole in this age group.

Veterinary Uses for Tapazole

Interestingly, this drug is commonly used to treat hyperthyroidism in cats. Since the medication is bitter, it can be difficult to give to a cat. Pharmacists who specialize in veterinary compounding may be able to make a special form of Tapazole (such as a transdermal skin gel) that is easier to administer.
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