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Medicine For Propylthiouracil Allergy
Taken carbimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) in the past for my thyroid, but they are not improving my condition, is there any other anti- thyroid drugs i can take?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Is it possible that a person with graves disease be able to take medicine all their life such as ptu (propylthiouracil)?
Possible: It is possible to take ptu (propylthiouracil) indefinitely but generally not recommended. Most people with graves disease are treated with antithyroid drugs for a maximum of 2 years. If you remain hyperthyroid after that time, definitive treatment with surgery or radioactive iodine is recommended. There are few studies looking at the long term effects of taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for many years. ...Read more
Might it happen that a person with graves disease be able to take medicine all their life such as ptu (propylthiouracil)?
You Can but/choices: About30% of patients will remission after prolonged treatment with ptu (propylthiouracil), (propylthiouracil) but you can not predict who will go into remission.Most endocrinologist recommend radioactive iodine therapy if there is no remission after one or two years if there is no contraindication for rai therapy, or if one can not tolerate ptu (propylthiouracil) due to side effects.After rai you may need thyroid supplements all your life which is simpler. ...Read more
Pregnant taking ptu, (propylthiouracil) labetalol, methyldopa never done drugs in my life, i was tested positive for exstacy is that possible?
Yes,but: Ecstasy false positives have not been associated with those drugs, but otc drugs with decongestants, nose drops , nyquil, and weight loss drugs can. Do any of these ring a bell? ...Read more
I saw yesterday 3 small white skin patches on my face.I recently started using Propylthiouracil for a mild hyperthyroidism.Could it be drug side-effec?
Other pregnancy safe hyperthyroid medication? I am almost 16 weeks, I refuse to take PTU, (propylthiouracil) its the worst medicine ever created, why not coat them?
Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l(h). Do i need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously
PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver : Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Had you lost weight?: Many hyperthyroid patients lose a lot of weight prior to diagnosis. Once treatment becomes effective, the weight comes back. Thyroid function tests should be monitored carefully as it's easy to become hypothyroid on ptu, (propylthiouracil) which would predispose to further weight gain. ...Read more
PTU (propylthiouracil): At that dose there are few side effects but occasionally that does happen. If you are concerned please contact your doctor. ...Read more
Yes if needed: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is the treatment for hyperthyroidism. It is very important that hyperthyroidism be well controlled and treated during pregnancy. Not treating it can be dangerous. This is an important medication for patients to take if they have hyperthyroidism in pregnancy. ...Read more
What are other medications for surgery other than carbimazole and propylthiouracil (ptu) and how effective are they?
Don't understand: These drugs are used in the treatment of hypothyroidism. I am assuming you mean are they effective in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. That is something you need to discuss with you physician and endocrinologist. There are many causes of hyperthyroidism and it will depend on that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My weight is raising after get medication for hyperthiroidism. Can I do exercise? I want standard weight now. Fyi doc here give me ptu (propylthiouracil) and propanol
Hyperthyroidism: Ptu (propylthiouracil) & propanolol are standard drugs used to treat an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) which can lead to weight loss & fast heart rate. Propanolol is a beta blocker that keeps your heart from beating too fast. As ptu (propylthiouracil) normalizes an overactive thyroid, you stop losing weight & return to your normal weight by gaining it back. Healthy nutrition & regular exercise are always good. ...Read more
What you think of my prognosis if my labs are like this tsh0.025 frm 0.013 nd ft3 4.82 frm 6.10 after taking methimazole for 21dys but im on ptu (propylthiouracil) now?
Getting better: It takes many weeks (typically 6 weeks) for Methimazole or ptu (propylthiouracil) to bring thyroid levels down to normal. The TSH will remain low even after your thyroid level is normal, because it takes time for the pituitary gland to recover from the high levels. At this time, just follow the thyroid level and remain on medication. ...Read more
21 weeks preg, stopped PTU (propylthiouracil) about 2 months ago because it makes me sick, endo refuses to give me different meds. should I seek a new endo? No to PTU (propylthiouracil)!!
Yes: If you are not going to follow the advice of the endocrinologist you need to find one you can trust and work with.Thyroid disease is very serious in pregnancy and can effect your baby's whole life if it isn't treated right. You might discuss seeing a specialist in high risk pregnancies too since it is a bit different when you are treating 2 patients instead of just 1.Best wishes for u and the baby ...Read more
Stopped taking PTU (propylthiouracil), (propylthiouracil) 21 weeks, active baby, growing well but endo says get back on PTU (propylthiouracil) even though I feel fine. How high are the risks if I refute meds?
No: There are essentially three approaches to managing hyperthyroidism: surgical removal of gland, radiation therapy to the gland, medication (tapazole, propylthiouracil) to block the gland from taking up iodine and forming too much hormone. The symptoms must be treated often first with beta-blocker. Treatment options need by discussed and tailored for each person, depending on age, other probs, etc. ...Read more
Category "D": Ptu (propylthiouracil) works by preventing a final stage of thyroid hormone assembly in the gland.The fetal gland is generally finished forming by 11wks, & they begin to make their own hormone. While most would avoid ptu (propylthiouracil) after 11 wks, it is a better choice for early pregnancy than some alternatives. You need to discuss your pregnancy concerns with your dr & come up with a plan that works for u & baby. ...Read more
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