Signs of an underactive thyroid – dry skin, joint stiffness, muscle pain, hoarse voice, weight gain, tiredness
Precautions and Warnings of Propylthiouracil
Can I take Propylthiouracil during pregnancy?
Propylthiouracil is not considered safe during pregnancy. You should be given the lowest effective dose if felt necessary by your doctor and your thyroid function should be checked regularly.
Can I take Propylthiouracil while breastfeeding?
Nursing mothers should not take this medicine. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Can I drive if I have consumed Propylthiouracil?
This medicine does not affect driving ability.
Can I consume alcohol with Propylthiouracil?
Patient should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Propylthiouracil.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
This medicine may affect your liver and kidney functions. Your doctor may advise regular blood investigations to check for the normal functioning of other organs
Tell your doctor if:
You are allergic to Propylthiouracil or any of the other ingredients
You have lactose intolerance
You notice any ulcer, sore throat, unspecific illness, unexplained weakness after taking this medicine
Mode of Action of Propylthiouracil
How Does It Work?
Propylthiouracil prevents the thyroid gland from producing excess hormone by inhibiting an enzyme (peroxidase) responsible for the synthesis of thyroid hormones.
Interactions of Propylthiouracil
Interactions with other medicines
Blod pressure medicine – Atenolol, Metoprolol, etc.
Blood thinner – Warfarin etc.
Radio-iodine used to treat an overactive thyroid gland
Interactions with food items
No specific interactions with food have been reported yet.
Dosage of Propylthiouracil
The symptoms of overdose can be stomach pain, headache, joint pain, nausea, vomiting, itching, loss of appetite, swelling, etc. Seek emergency medical help if you have taken excess dose of this medicine....
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, don’t take a double dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule.
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