Propylthiouracil, PTU

Category: Thyroid

Propylthiouracil, PTU Overview

Propylthiouracil (PTU) is a medication used to treat hyperthyroidism.[1] This includes hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease and toxic multinodular goiter.[1] In a thyrotoxic crisis it is generally more effective than methimazole.[1] Otherwise it is typically only used when methimazole, surgery, and radioactive iodine is not possible.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Common side effects include itchiness, hair loss, ...

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Propylthiouracil PTU

How long should I use PTU have been taking this medication for (1) year with my tsh checked by my dr. every (3) months. I went off of ptu about 6 months ago and ended up in the hospital for atrial fibulation. I do not have health insurance and need to know if I should cut back on the medicine I take 2 tabs 2x's a day 50 mg. of propylthiouracl. I have hyperthyrodism. ## Only your doctor can advise you on whether or not it is safe for you to change the dosage of your medication. No one online can really answer that, since your full medical history, and TSH levels are unknown. Typical side effects of this medication may include nausea, dizziness, hair loss, weight changes, and skin rash. You may require a medication like this for the rest of your life, it depends on the specific detail...


I took PTU for 8 years but not continuesly. I did not consult/return to my doctor for further check-up. I hope that I did not get too much side effect using this medicine. Thanks for this site, I stopped taking it when I read some comments and side effects.

What does this pill look like?

I got a new prescription for PTU and the pill is small, round and white with 480 Westword on one side. Is this the correct medication? ## i don't know what ptu is i just started taking them to and have done a little research there for people with hyperthyroidism, it decreases the amount iodine the thyroid takes.

what is the pill for

need to know what this pill is for ## I found a pills in my sons pants as I was washing them and it is a small white oval with an N or a Z and 375 on the back of it ## I found a Baby Blue oval shape pill it has GG and then the number 258 right under it. ## It is a generic xanax ## i found a pill it is oval name fore it is watson 385


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Propylthiouracil, PTU
  • Tablet: 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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