A 45-year-old member asked:
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Can a person with graves disease take ptu (propylthiouracil) when pregnant?

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Dr. Marlon White
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is considered the treatment of choice during pregnancy for graves, if your endocrinologist believes treatment is needed.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013
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