What is Propylthiouracil?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Propylthiouracil is an antithyroid agent, a thioamide. It is used as a palliative treatment of hyperthyroidism as an adjunct to ameliorate hyperthyroidism in preparation for surgical treatment or radioactive iodine therapy and for the management of thyrotoxic crisis.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Propylthiouracil

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 2
Abnormal urine smell 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Increased appetite 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Propylthiouracil

Dosage Patients
200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Propylthiouracil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Propylthiouracil

Duration

Currently taking Propylthiouracil

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Propylthiouracil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Propylthiouracil after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Carbimazole 1
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1 patient evaluation for Propylthiouracil

Apr 12, 2010 (Started Feb 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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