Taking ptu (propylthiouracil) for overactive thyroid and Clomid also; does smoking affect thyroid hormones?
Smoking? Ptu (propylthiouracil) has been used during pregnancy without mayor issues with the baby, though you do need to watch for adverse events on the mother. Smoking does not alter thyroid status. Now if you are taking Clomid for regulation of ovulation because you want to get pregnant, what are you doing smoking?
I am taking propylthiouracil for an enlarged and overactive thyroid. Is it safe? What are other medications I could be taking?
Black Box Label. Ptu (propylthiouracil) is not the first line medication for grave's disease under usual circumstances. It has been associated with some cases of liver failure and can also cause suppression of certain immune system cells. Methimazole is the drug we use which can also have some of the same side effects, though doesnt have the same risk for liver failure. Neither drug provides definitive cure. Please talk to ur doc. Read more...