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    Generic for Tapazole
    30 tablets $4.8 USD
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    Generic for Tapazole
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Do you need a prescription for methimazole?

Yes, methimazole is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is methimazole without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase methimazole, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for methimazole in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a methimazole savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your methimazole with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a methimazole coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide methimazole coupons or FREE methimazole samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for methimazole in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much methimazole?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using methimazole. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much methimazole. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic methimazole?

Generic methimazole refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of methimazole

Methimazole is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hyperthyroidism, a condition characterized by an overactive thyroid gland.

Active ingredient of methimazole

The active ingredient of methimazole is methimazole.

US brand name of methimazole and manufacturer

Methimazole is available in the US under various brand names, including Tapazole. It is manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand name of methimazole and manufacturer

In the UK, methimazole is not licensed.

Prescription requirement for methimazole

A prescription (Rx) is required for Methimazole in the US.

Availability of methimazole in the UK with NHS prescription

Methimazole is not available in the UK.

Conditions treated by methimazole

Methimazole is an antithyroid drug, primarily used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism (including Graves disease, toxic multinodular goiter, and thyrotoxic crisis), a condition in which the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormones.

How does methimazole work?

Methimazole works by inhibiting the production of thyroid hormones in the thyroid gland. It helps to normalize the levels of thyroid hormones in the body and reduce the symptoms associated with hyperthyroidism.

Forms of methimazole available

Methimazole is available in the form of oral tablets. Keep this medicine stored at room temperature.

Dosage of methimazole

The dosage of methimazole may vary depending on the individual’s condition, thyroid function, and response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for methimazole use

Methimazole should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken once or twice a day with or without food. It is important to swallow the tablets whole and avoid crushing or chewing them.

Warnings and precautions for methimazole

  • Methimazole may cause certain side effects, including nausea, vomiting, skin rash, and changes in taste or smell. It may also affect liver function. Regular monitoring and close medical supervision are necessary during treatment
  • Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken, as methimazole may interact with certain medications
  • Methimazole may cause hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels in the blood)
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking beta blockers such as atenolol, labetalol, propranolol, or others
  • Tell your doctor if you have blood disorders (such as agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia), liver disease, or pancreatitis, before starting this medication

Use of methimazole during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Using methimazole during pregnancy and breastfeeding should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare provider. Methimazole may cross the placenta and may be present in breast milk, potentially affecting the fetus or the infant.

Possible side effects of methimazole

Common side effects of methimazole may include nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, skin rash, itching, joint pain, drowsiness, and hair loss. Serious side effects are possible but less common. These may include liver problems with symptoms such as tiredness, clay colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), agranulocytosis (very low white blood cells), aplastic anemia (very low red blood cells), and signs of infection (such as sore throat that will not go away, fever), and easy bruising/bleeding. Promptly report any concerning adverse effects to a healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Methimazole may have drug interactions with certain other medications. These include blood thinners such as warfarin, theophylline and digoxin. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter treatments, vitamins and supplements you are taking to avoid potential interactions.

Similar drugs to methimazole

Other treatment options for hyperthyroidism include propylthiouracil (PTU) and radioactive iodine.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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