Side effect(s) of Propylthiouracil

Written by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Checked by S. Hemamalini, B. Pharm
Review the side-effects of Propylthiouracil as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

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

Other Precautions : * Avoid excess dosage.

Drug Name : Propylthiouracil

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