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propylthiouracil - oral

GENERIC NAME: PROPYLTHIOURACIL - ORAL (PROE-pil-THYE-oh-URE-a-sil)

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WARNING: Propylthiouracil has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) liver disease, especially during the first 6 months of treatment. Stop taking propylthiouracil and tell your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms of liver disease, including persistent nausea/vomiting, severe stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin.

USES: Propylthiouracil is used to treat overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). It works by stopping the thyroid gland from making too much thyroid hormone.This medication is not recommended for use in children.




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