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Is it safe to take propylthiouracil while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take propylthiouracil while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Propylthiouracil (ptu) is the preferred treatment for hyperthyroidism like grave's disease during pregnancy and nursing. Thyroid hormone levels need to be monitored closely as they can change during pregnancy. The alternative, Methimazole is recommended for non-pregnant or nursing patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is ptu (propylthiouracil) safe when you are pregnant?

Is ptu (propylthiouracil) safe when you are pregnant?

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

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Can I take ptu (propylthiouracil) in pregnancy?

Can I take ptu (propylthiouracil) in pregnancy?

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

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I have hyperthyroidism. Is taking ptu (propylthiouracil) ok in pregnancy?

I have hyperthyroidism. Is taking ptu (propylthiouracil) ok in pregnancy?

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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Pregnant taking ptu, (propylthiouracil) labetalol, methyldopa never done drugs in my life, i was tested positive for exstacy is that possible?

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

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Pregnant TSH rise to 4.24 my endocrinologist still want me to take ptu (propylthiouracil) in spite of that, any advice?

Second opinion: The proper thing to do is to lower the ptu (propylthiouracil) dose. There's obviously many other factors about your case that we don't know about so your endocrinologist would be the best person to explain this. If you are uncomfortable with his recommendations, seek a second opinion from another local endocrinologist who can examine you. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Pennington
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Propylthiouracil (Definition)

Propythiouracil (PTU) can be used to control an overactive thyroid in the first trimester. PTU should be used with caution or avoided in the second and third trimester to ...Read more


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Ptu (Definition)

PTU is a thyroid agent which is a ...Read more