Get the Facts About Pancreas Inflammation Risk With Methimazole
Health Canada is warning about a risk of inflammation of the pancreas in patients taking methimazole (Tapazole) for hyperthyroidism.
Only a handful of cases of "acute pancreatitis" have been reported in patients taking methimazole.
And researchers aren't clear how methimazole might be linked to pancreatitis. But it seems to occur within 3 months of starting methimazole...and can occur at different doses.