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A 33-year-old female asked:

I am in my second trimester, i refuse to take ptu (propylthiouracil) for my hyperthyroid it makes me feel sick and the taste is horrid, is my baby safer now than 1st tri?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
Methimazole: Hi. Methimazole is actually preferred over PTU (propylthiouracil) in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Talk with your endocrinologist about using methimazole. Treatment should be on the lighter side (i.e., leave you a little on the hyperthyroid side). Fetal thyroid should be monitored, as your Graves' antibodies cross the placenta, and can cause fetal goiter. Good luck!
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