Treating an overactive thyroid gland. It may be used to prepare the thyroid gland for surgery or treatment with radioactive iodine as well as when surgery to remove the thyroid gland is not an option. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Propylthiouracil is an antithyroid agent. It works by reducing the formation of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Propylthiouracil . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Propylthiouracil . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Propylthiouracil may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Propylthiouracil as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Propylthiouracil .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abnormal skin sensations; change in taste; drowsiness; enlarged salivary glands; feeling of whirling motion; hair loss; headache; itching; muscle pain; nausea; skin color changes; stomach upset; swelling; swollen or painful lymph nodes.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood cell changes; fever; sore throat; unusual bleeding or bruising; vomiting; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include fever; headache; joint pain; nausea; stomach upset; vomiting.Proper storage of Propylthiouracil :
Store Propylthiouracil at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Propylthiouracil out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Propylthiouracil . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.