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Propylthiouracil

PROPYLTHIOURACIL
(propylthiouracil) Tablet

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil tablet) tablet) tablet) (6-propyl-2-thiouracil) is one of the thiocarbamide compounds. It is a white, crystalline substance that has a bitter taste and is very slightly soluble in water.

Propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil tablet) tablet) tablet) is an antithyroid drug administered orally. The structural formula is:

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (propylthiouracil) Structural Formula Illustration

Molecular Weight : 170.23          C7H10N2OS

Each tablet contains propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil tablet) tablet) tablet) 50 mg and the following inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, and sodium starch glycolate.

What are the possible side effects of propylthiouracil ()?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking propylthiouracil and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fever, sore throat, headache, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums), unusual weakness;
  • dry cough, trouble breathing; or
  • severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash.

Propylthiouracil may also cause severe liver symptoms....

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What are the precautions when taking propylthiouracil tablet (Propylthiouracil)?

Before taking propylthiouracil, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders (such as agranulocytosis, thrombocytopenia), liver disease.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

This medication should be used only when clearly needed during the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is not recommended for use during the last 6 months of pregnancy. Discuss...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 1/25/2010
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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