Category Archives: Anti-thyroid drugs

Taking methimazole for 10+ years

In the US, most Graves’ Disease patients get herded into either radioactive iodine treatment (RAI treatment) or surgical thyroid removal.  These are seen as “definitive” treatments, meaning permanent fixes.  There is some truth to this as it is impossible to … Continue reading

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Randomized study of Graves’ disease treatments

Summary This study looked at three common treatments for Graves’ disease (medication, surgery, and radioactive iodine) and their effect on the underlying cause of Graves’ (an autoimmune reaction). This study was set up in one of the best ways to … Continue reading

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Medical treatment of hyperthyroidism (part II)

Summary Earlier, I posted about the beginning of this article. Now I’m finishing it up. This section talks about “antithyroid drugs of second choice”.  These are drugs that don’t exactly “fix” the problem, but relieve some of the symptoms. Potassium … Continue reading

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