it is also best known as neomercazole
products containing carbimazole:
camazol, thymazole, carbiroid, atirozidina, basolest, carbimazol spofa, carbotiroid, mertiran, neo-mercazole, neo-thyreostat, neo-tireol, tyrazol
carbimazol, carbimazolum, carbethoxymethimazole, carbinazole, athyromazole, carbimazol
it is also known as:
|trade name||generic name|
|carbimazole tablet||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
|carbimazole tablets bp 5mg||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
|carbimazole tablet 5 mg||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
|tyrazol 5mg tablet||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
|camazol tablet 5mg||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
|neomercazole tablet 5mg||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
|thymazole tablet||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
|carbiroid tablet 5mg||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
|neomercazole tablet 5 mg||carbimazole 5 mg tablet|
HRT and weight gain
In the past eight months, I have gained 25 pounds. I'm 44 and have been on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for three years. I also take 250 mcg. of elthroxin. For exercise, I bike five miles for 30 minutes each day. This is the most I have ever weighed -- help!
Weight gain is something that bothers many of us as we enter menopause. Several studies do show that, perimenopausally, women gain an average of 5 to 8 pounds, whether we take estrogen replacement therapy or not. Conversely, other studies of women on ERT show no gain, or even a loss of weight. Based on my experience in clinical practice, I do think that estrogen causes many women to retain fluid, resulting in weight gain. If that's the case, sometimes a simple natural diuretic, like vitamin B6 (50-100 mg. per day), can be helpful in mobilizing this fluid.
Thyroid disorders can also be an issue. If you have not been checking your blood levels of thyroid on your medication, please have your doctor check your TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone. This is a very sensitive measure of whether your body is producing enough thyroid hormone.
Unfortunately, if your thyroid levels are okay, there are very few other organic, fixable causes of weight gain, other than that as we get older, our basal metabolic rate does slow, and we need fewer calories to maintain -- let alone lose -- weight.
Exercise is certainly your best bet for losing weight; if you really get your heart rate up for 30 minutes 3 to 4 times per week, you'll burn calories even when you are at rest. Are you getting your heart rate up when you bike? If not, perhaps try to bike a bit faster. You may want to add another type of exercise to your regime, too. But don't give up if you don't see significant weight loss -- exercise favorably impacts just about every bodily function.