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Medications for Hyperthyroidism

Drugs associated with Hyperthyroidism

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is an imbalance of metabolism caused by overproduction of thyroid hormone.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
methimazole Rx D N 11 reviews
5.0

Generic name: methimazole systemic

Brand names:  Tapazole, Northyx

Drug class: antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Tapazole Rx D N 1 review
10

Generic name: methimazole systemic

Drug class: antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
propylthiouracil Rx D N Add review
9.0

Generic name: propylthiouracil systemic

Drug class: antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Northyx Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: methimazole systemic

Drug class: antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
potassium iodide Rx/OTC D N 1 review
10

Generic name: potassium iodide systemic

Brand names:  Pima, SSKI, ThyroShield, Yodefan

Drug class: expectorants, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Pima Rx/OTC D N 1 review
10

Generic name: potassium iodide systemic

Drug class: expectorants, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
SSKI Rx/OTC D N Add review Add

Generic name: potassium iodide systemic

Drug class: expectorants, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Iodotope Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: sodium iodide-i-131 systemic

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ThyroShield Rx/OTC D N Add review Add

Generic name: potassium iodide systemic

Drug class: expectorants, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Yodefan Rx/OTC D N Add review Add

Generic name: potassium iodide systemic

Drug class: expectorants, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Hicon Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: sodium iodide-i-131 systemic

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
sodium iodide-i-131 Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: sodium iodide-i-131 systemic

Brand names:  Iodotope, Hicon

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, antithyroid agents

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
reserpine Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: reserpine systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
iodine / potassium iodide Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: iodine / potassium iodide systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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