PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet)


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afraid of side effect of propylthioracil


Dear Madam/Sirs, I am a 39 year old woman and have been suffering from hypothyroid since more than 2 years ago (29 months), at first time 29 months ago my doctor advised me with propylthiouracil 6 tablets three times a day for one week, after that he ...
by Fatemeh in UAE, 09/20/2006

Taking Proplythiouracil. How long before I'll feeling better?


I was told I had an overactive thyroid. I am taking Proplythiouracil and I started five days ago. How long does it take before I start feeling better while on this thyroid drug?
by Sherri in Southfield Michigan, 12/05/2005

afraid of side effect of propylthioracil


Dear Madam/Sirs, I am a 39 year old woman and have been suffering from hypothyroid since more than 2 years ago (29 months), at first time 29 months ago my doctor advised me with propylthiouracil 6 tablets three times a day for one week, after that he ...
by Fatemeh in UAE (United Aran Emirates), 09/20/2006

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet)

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (By mouth)

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Propylthiouracil (proe-pil-thye-oh-YOOR-a-sil) Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Also called: PTU

When To Not Use PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to propylthiouracil or if you are breastfeeding.

How Should You Use PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to use and how often. You should not use more of this medicine than your doctor ordered.
  • It is best to take propylthiouracil at the same time each day. If you take more than one tablet every day, try to take the medicine at evenly spaced intervals, such as every 12 hours if you take it two times a day, or every 8 hours if you take it three times a day.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use your medicine as soon you remember that you missed a dose.
  • If it is almost time for your next dose, use two doses together, then go back to your regular schedule.
  • If you miss more than one dose, check with your doctor.

Proper PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using amiodarone (Cordarone®), potassium supplements, blood thinners (such as Coumadin®), or digoxin (Lanoxin®).
  • Talk to your doctor before getting any vaccines (such as flu shots). Also, other people living in your home should not get oral polio vaccine while you are using this medicine. There is a chance they could pass on the polio virus to you.

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease before using propylthiouracil.
  • It may take several days or weeks for propylthiouracil to start working. Do not stop using the medicine without first asking your doctor.
  • Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits to make sure this medicine is working properly. Keep all your appointments.

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Changes in menstrual periods
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Dry, puffy skin
  • Mouth sores
  • Severe fever or chills, or fever that lasts longer than 2 days
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Swelling in your neck (thyroid)
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual weakness
  • Yellowing skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

***

Ease of Use:

**

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