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PTU (50mg) is an antithyroid agent, prescribed for hyperthyroidism. It stops the thyroid gland from making thyroid hormone.

Drug information on PTU (50mg) (Propylthiouracil) from Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Procare AHT)

PTU (50mg)

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Procare AHT)
Generic : Propylthiouracil
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Medical Condition(s) for which PTU (50mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of PTU (50mg)

Decrease in white blood cells and platelets, lupus-like syndrome, vein inflammation, skin rash, hives, joint pain, fever, GI discomfort, vomiting and headache.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- 150-450 mg/day in divided doses. Severe: Initial: 600-1,200 mg/day. Maintenance for euthyroid patients: 50-150 mg/day.

How to use PTU (50mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is PTU (50mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for PTU (50mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow depression; or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of liver damage and bone marrow depression; if it is so consult with your doctor.

• It may affect platelet counts; avoid bruising or injury.

Other Precautions for PTU (50mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for PTU (50mg)

Store it at room temperature.

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