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Patients should be advised that if they become pregnant during therapy or intend to become pregnant, they should contact their physician immediately about the desirability of discontinuing the drug. They also should not use propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil (propylthiouracil tablet) tablet) tablet) while nursing. Patients should report immediately any evidence of illness, particularly sore throat, skin eruptions, fever, headache, or general malaise.
They should report symptoms suggestive of hepatic dysfunction (anorexia, pruritis, right upper quadrant pain, etc).
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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