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Carbimazole and the Thioamide/Thioureylene family

The antithyroidal drugs Carbimazole, Methimazole and Propylthiouracil all contain a thioamide group which is essential for antithyroid action.

Carbimazole, which is converted to Methimazole in the body is widely used in the UK.

[Treatment]

Action

Pharmokinetics

Carbimazole and Methimazole

Propylthiouracil

Typical treatment pattern

Toxicity

1996 Iain Chambers


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