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Propylthiouracil Side Effects
Propylthiouracil: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is used to treat hyperthyroidism. It is very effective to cool down the hyperthyroidism. Although it is generally well tolerated, it can cause a rash. More serious side effects are low white blood cell count, making you prone to infections, and liver injury. Another drug, methimazole, has less liver toxicity, and is usually preferred over ptu. ...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
I've been taking 350mg of ptu (propylthiouracil) in one go, since doing this, i'm experiencing pain in the upper right side of my stomach, what should I do?
Evaluation: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is typically taken 3 times daily. Although your total dose of 350 mg is not excessive, it should be divided up throughout the day. One of the possible side effects of ptu (propylthiouracil) is a type of drug related hepatitis. This could cause right upper abdominal pain. You should get this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
1-3months: Depending on dose, how frequently you get blood tests to follow-up and adjust dose recommend monthly lab til stable. ...Read more
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