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6.2.2 Antithyroid drugs

CSM warning: Neutropenia and agranulocytosis

Bone marrow suppression is a rare, but serious adverse effect of carbimazole.
  • Patients should be asked to report symptoms and signs suggestive of infection, especially sore throat.
  • A white blood cell count should be performed if there is any clinical evidence of infection.

Carbimazole should be stopped promptly if there is clinical or laboratory evidence of neutropenia.

Pack
100 tablet
Pack
100 tablet
  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status