Brand name: Propylthiouracil
Generic name: Propylthiouracil
Used for: Treat overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
Availability: Generic Propylthiouracil 50mg
How Propylthiouracil Works
Propylthiouracil is a prescription medicine used to treat people who have Graves’ disease with hyperthyroidism or toxic multinodular goiter. Propylthiouracil is used when certain other antithyroid medicines do not work well or when thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine therapy is not a treatment option; or to decrease symptoms of hyperthyroidism in preparation for a thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid gland) or radioactive iodine therapy. It works by stopping the thyroid gland from making too much thyroid hormone. Propylthiouracil is not recommended for use in children.
Generic Propylthiouracil vs Brand Propylthiouracil
Brand and generic Propylthiouracil are available with a doctor’s prescription. It is entirely your choice whether you want a brand or generic. Brand Propylthiouracil and generic Propylthiouracil are identical in dose, strength, safety, efficacy and its intended use. The biggest difference is that the generic is not manufactured inside a brand facility. Rest assured that Blueskydrugs.com only provides you with highest quality generic drugs from reputable generic manufacturers. If you have any concerns, feel free to contact us.
Propylthiouracil Possible Side Effects
Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience side effects and they are severe and bothersome. Most of the side effect are manageable and may go away on their own.
• Hypothyroidism (low thyroid problems);
• Low white blood cell counts;
• Loss of hair;
• Loss or change in taste;
• Increased risks of bleeding;
• Serious risks during pregnancy. Propylthiouracil may cause liver problems, liver failure and death in pregnant women and may harm your unborn baby. Propylthiouracil may also cause liver problems or death of infants born to women who take Propylthiouracil during certain trimesters of pregnancy;
• Serious liver problems such as fever, itchiness, loss of appetite, pain or tenderness in stomach area (abdomen), nausea, dark (tea colored) urine, vomiting, pale or light-colored bowel movements (stools), tiredness, yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes;
• Severe skin reactions
Do not take Propylthiouracil if you are allergic to Propylthiouracil or any of its ingredients. Before you take Propylthiouracil, tell your doctor if you plan to have surgery; have any other medical conditions; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. Propylthiouracil can pass into your breast milk. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take Propylthiouracil. Talk to your doctor right away if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Propylthiouracil may harm or cause death of your unborn baby. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Propylthiouracil may affect the way other medicines work. Especially, tell your doctor if you take:
• A blood thinner medicine warfarin sodium (Coumadin, Jantoven);
• Digoxin (Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin);
• Medicine for heart problems;
• Medicine for high blood pressure;
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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