Methimazole (TAPDIN<sup>®</sup>)Methimazole (TAPDIN<sup>®</sup>)

Methimazole (TAPDIN®)

What is Tapdin used for?

Tapdin is used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism, and Graves’ disease, the preparation of hyperthyroid patient for thyroidectomy, and as an adjunct to radioiodine therapy and the treatment of thyroid storm.

How much and how often should Tapdin be taken?

Initial dose of Tapdin for adults is 15 – 60 mg/day, may be given in single or divided doses. For patients with normal levels of thyroid hormones and for maintenance dose, it is given at 5 – 15 mg/day. The recommended initial dose for children is 400 mcg/kg body-weight daily and for maintenance, dose may be halved.

What are possible side effects of Tapdin?

The most common side effects of Tapdin are nausea and vomiting, gastric discomfort, headache, arthralgia, skin rashes, pruritus and hair loss. A more serious side effect is bone marrow depression which may occur rarely.

What is the available pack size of Tapdin?

Tapdin is Methimazole 5 mg tablet available in blister pack of 10’s in a box of 100’s and Methimazole 20 mg tablet available in blister pack of 10’s in a box of 100’s.

FDA Registration number:

5 mg: DRP-12823
20 mg: DRP-12826

5 mg Php 6.75
20 mg Php 26.75