April 11, 2023
Cardison is a medication used to treat hyperthyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism can cause symptoms such as weight loss, rapid heartbeat, tremors, and anxiety.
Cardison works by inhibiting the production of thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland. It is typically taken orally, once or twice daily, and may take several weeks to begin to have an effect on thyroid hormone levels.
Cardison is generally well-tolerated but can cause side effects in some people. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, and skin rash. In rare cases, more serious side effects may occur, such as liver damage or a decrease in the number of white blood cells, which can increase the risk of infection. It is important to monitor for signs of these serious side effects and to seek medical attention if they occur.
Cardison is not typically used in pregnant women, as it can cross the placenta and affect the developing fetus. Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should discuss their options with their healthcare provider.
It is important to take Cardison exactly as prescribed and to not miss any doses, as this can affect thyroid hormone levels and make the condition more difficult to manage. Regular blood tests may be necessary to monitor thyroid hormone levels while taking Cardison.