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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


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Possible side effect of synthroid (thyroxine)?

Possible side effect of synthroid (thyroxine)?

Rash: In general, it's a very safe drug. Possible side effect is a rash, caused by the dye used to make the pill color. When this happens, it's recommend to use the white pill to see if the rash goes away. The white pill contain no dyes. If the rash goes away, then it's likely the dye. Other side effects: if use too much: fast heartbeats, shaking, nervousness, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, hair loss. ...Read more

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Side effect of anti thyroid drug?

Side effect of anti thyroid drug?

Lots to know: Usual GI upset, possible rash, but the ones you need to know about are the rare idisyncratic reaction you can get that may cause liver failure or bone marrow suppression. There are rare occurrances and as long as you stop med. Immediately if symptoms occur, you are safe. Discontinue med if you develop yellow eyes or unexplained fever and call your doc. It may be unrelated but you will be safer. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

What are the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) hormone?

None: If the dose is appropriate, there should be no side effects of thyroid hormone replacement. The body does not differentiate a normal amount of thyroid hormone coming from your thyroid gland or from a pill. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Theoretically: This is medication used to treat hypothyroid or thryoid replacement. Usually taken first thing in morning without other medications. If thyroid levels are up too high, can see insomnia. Usually the medication itself does not cause significant degree of insomnia. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of synthroid (thyroxine)?

What are the common side effects of synthroid (thyroxine)?

There are none: Synthroid (thyroxine) is a man-made replacement for your own thryroid hormone. There are no side effects per se because the drug will bind to the same receptors that your thyroid hormone binds to so the body does not use the drug as a synthetic. It is possible to take too much Synthroid (thyroxine) and then have effects of excess thyroid like rapid heart beat. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cytomel (liothyronine) use?

What are the side effects of cytomel (liothyronine) use?

Cytomel (liothyronine): Also known as t3, (liothyronine) is a precursor of thyroid hormone t4. Is occasionally used to boost antidepressants. Can elevate mood & cause irritability & sweating if in high doses. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking T3 (liothyronine) thyroid hormone for weight loss?

What are the side effects of taking T3 (liothyronine) thyroid hormone for weight loss?

Bad idea: Taking T3 (liothyronine) for weight loss is a bad idea. Excess of thyroid hormone can cause these and more :•nervousness •irritability •fatigue •fast heartbeat •weight loss •insomniahair lossthin skin •intolerance to heat •increased perspiration •muscle aches •weakness in upper arms and thighs •increased bowel movements •decreased menstrual flow. ...Read more

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Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Levothyroxine: If only a part of the thyroid gland was removed then unlikely to see side effects. If entire gland removed you will need to be on thyroid replacement therapy = levothyroxine. You shouldn't have any issues with calium. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cytomel (liothyronine)?

What are the side effects of cytomel (liothyronine)?

Cytomel (liothyronine): Also known as t3, (liothyronine) is a precursor of thyroid hormone t4. Is occasionally used to boost antidepressants. Can elevate mood & cause irritability & sweating if in high doses. ...Read more

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Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Symptoms and side effects of nonfunctioning thyroid?

Multiple effects: A truly non-functioning thyroid with almost no thyroid hormone synthesis will show many symptoms: most commonly dry hair/nails/skin, mental slowing, loss of eyebrows, weight gain, heart slowing, constipation, menstrual/sexual dysfunction, swelling, et al. This definitely requires thyroid replacement. However, the most commonly seen mild hypothyroidism (tsh 4-10) usually has very few effects seen. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects to taking levothyroxine for hypothiroidism?

What are some of the side effects to taking levothyroxine for hypothiroidism?

Safe drug: In general, this is a very safe drug if used properly and as prescribed. The most common side effect is a rash due to the dye in the medication. If too much is used, it can cause palpitations, fast heart beats, nervousness, tremor, diarrhea, insomnia, abdominal cramps... ...Read more

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Are diarrhea and rash possible side effects of Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Are diarrhea and rash possible side effects of Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Yes, but . . .: Yes, they are possible side effects, but don't stop your medication before contacting your doctor. They could be does-related (you may need a smaller dose) or even unrelated. That is, it could be a coincidence, and the cause might be something else (like an infection). Get checked straight away if the diarrhea and rash have not already resolved. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects for toprol (metoprolol)? Is headache and weigh gain side effects

What are some of the side effects for toprol (metoprolol)? Is headache and weigh gain side effects

Yes: Toprol (metoprolol) a bbeta blocker can cause weight gain and headaches. In general headaches improve after 2 to 3 weeks. Weight gain is just finding a balance of caloric burn / intake ...Read more

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What are the side effect propylthiouracil 50 mg?

What are the side effect propylthiouracil 50 mg?

Rash, liver, wbc: The most common side effect is rash, as ptu (propylthiouracil) is a sulfa drug. Liver inflammation can occur occasionally, so we typically monitor liver function tests. Rarely, one can develop low white count leading to infection. ...Read more

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What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

What should you eat when you have hyper thyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism: There are no food that reverse hyperthyroidism or make it worse. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Ptu (Definition)

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