A 56-year-old member asked:
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Tell me about ptu (propylthiouracil) effects/?

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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Liver toxicity: Fulminant hepatic failure is the most serious adverse effect (black warning exist for such risk). Other side effects include rash , joint pain and rarely bone marrow suppression.
Answered on Jul 7, 2012

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: You should have that discussion with your prescribing doctor.

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