Description

Carbimazole, a thionamide, is a pro-drug which undergoes rapid and virtually complete metabolism to the active metabolite, thiamazole, also known as methimazole. The method of action is believed to be inhibition of the organification of iodide and the coupling of iodothyronine residues which in turn suppress the synthesis of thyroid hormones.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Carbimazole
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H03 Thyroid therapy → H03B Antithyroid preparations → H03BB Sulfur-containing imidazole derivatives

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