SKU: AH_CH_AT_2236 Category:

Generic : Carbimazole (5mg)

Treatment : Hyperthyroidism

Pack size  : 120 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Abbott

Made In : INDIA



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Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet belongs to a group of medicine called anti-thyroid agents. It is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. It reduces the amount of thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland.

Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It can be taken with or without food. It should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. You should take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.

Taking this medicine may cause some common side effects such as nausea, headache, joint pain, gastrointestinal disturbances, skin rashes, and itching. Let your doctor know if any of these do not go away with time or worse.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. You should also tell your doctor all the other medications you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using the medicine.



In Hyperthyroidism

Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet reduces the amount of thyroid hormone in your body and also helps relieve the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. These include palpitations, feeling anxious, sweaty or shaky, and being intolerant to heat. This will help you have a better quality of life. Keep taking it as advised by the doctor to get maximum benefit.



Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.



Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet is an anti-thyroid medication. It works by reducing the amount of thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland.





It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.


Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breast feeding

Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.


Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.


There is limited information available on the use of Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.


Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine. Use of Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.








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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Neo-Mercazole

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)


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Q. Can I just stop taking Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet even if you start feeling better. You may have to take it for several months depending on your investigations. The duration of the treatment will continue till the thyroid hormone levels return to normal. This duration may vary from six months to 18 months. Your doctor will decide when the treatment should be stopped.

Q. How long does Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet take to work?

You may start feeling better within 1-3 weeks of starting Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet. However, it usually takes 4-8 weeks to see the full benefits of the treatment.

Q. Can Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet cause hair loss?

Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet may cause hair loss but not in everyone. It has been seen that on discontinuing Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet or replacing Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet with another medicine, there is improvement, and hair loss reverses.

Q. Who should not take Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet?

You should not take Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet if you have serious liver disorder or serious blood disorder. You should also avoid taking this medicine if you are pregnant or are allergic to Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet or any of the ingredients present in it Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet.

Q. My sister is taking Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet for overactive thyroid gland. She frequently gets sore throat and stops and restarts the treatment again and again. Is there any risk if she continues to take Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet when she has sore throat?

Very rarely, Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet interferes with the bone marrow and causes a drastic drop in white blood cells. These white blood cells are a part of the body’s defense against bacterial infections, such as sore throats. So, a sore throat can sometimes be the first clue that Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet is affecting the bone marrow. Your sister should contact her doctor and get a blood test. If a blood test shows her white blood cell count to be normal, then she can continue Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet. If not, she should stop the treatment after consulting the doctor.

Q. How does Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet affect children?

The effectiveness and side effects of Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet in children are more or less the same as in adults. Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet should not be used in children less than 2 years of age.

Q. I have been taking warfarin, so will it have any effect on Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet therapy?

If you have started taking Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet, the dose of warfarin may need adjustment. You should consult your doctor and get your bleeding time checked so that the dose can be adjusted according to the results of the investigations.

Q. Even if my liver is normal, can Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet cause any liver problems?

Yes, Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet may cause liver problems, though not in everyone. A very common side effect of Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet can be the yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice). It may also cause abnormal liver function tests, hepatitis, etc. If you notice jaundice, you should discontinue Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet and seek immediate medical advice.

Q. If I am planning my pregnancy, can I continue taking Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet?

No, it is advisable not to take Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet during pregnancy as it may cause abnormalities in your baby. You should consult your doctor because if your thyroid hormone levels are not controlled, the chances of birth defects in your baby are much more. In case Neo-Mercazole 5 Tablet is the only option for you, your doctor will prescribe the lowest possible dose, which will be regulated according to your condition. You can stop it 3-4 weeks before delivery to reduce the chances of complications in your baby.


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Pack size  – 120

pack form  – tablet


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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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