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Propylthiouracil (PTU) is a medication prescribed to manage hyperthyroidism and Graves' disease. Side effects, drug interactions, warnings and precautions, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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    • Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is any state in which thyroid hormone production is below normal. Normally, the rate of thyroid hormone...learn more »
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      • Hypothyroidism facts
      • What is hypothyroidism?
      • What are the thyroid hormones?
      • Thyroid hormone regulation - the chain of command
      • What causes hypothyroidism?
      • What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism?
      • How is hypothyroidism diagnosed?
      • How is hypothyroidism treated?
      • What is subclinical hypothyroidism?
      • What's best for you?
    • Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is an excess of thyroid hormone resulting from an overactive thyroid gland. Symptoms can include increased heart...learn more »
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      Hyperthyroidism Article
      • What is hyperthyroidism?
      • What are the thyroid hormones?
      • Thyroid hormone regulation - the chain of command
      • What causes hyperthyroidism?
      • What are the symptoms of hyperthyroidism?
      • How is hyperthyroidism diagnosed?
      • How is hyperthyroidism treated?
      • What's best for you?
      • Hyperthyroidism At A Glance
    • Graves' Disease Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. Some of the symptoms of Graves' disease include hand tremors,...learn more »
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      • Graves' disease facts*
      • What is Graves' disease?
      • What are the symptoms of Graves' disease?
      • Who gets Graves' disease?
      • What causes Graves' disease?
      • How do I find out if I have Graves' disease?
      • How is Graves' disease treated?
      • What could happen if Graves' disease is not treated?
      • Does pregnancy affect the thyroid?
      • Do I need a thyroid test if I become pregnant?
      • I have Graves' disease and want to have a baby. What should I do before I try to become pregnant?
      • How is Graves' disease managed during pregnancy?
      • Can I breastfeed if I am taking antithyroid medicine for Graves' disease?
      • For more information on Graves' disease
    • Thyroid Disorders There are several types of thyroid disorders including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, goiters, thyroid nodules, and thyroid...learn more »
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      Thyroid Disorders Article
      • What are thyroid disorders?
      • What are the specific kinds of thyroid disorders?
      • Hypothyroidism
      • Hyperthyroidism
      • Goiter
      • Thyroid nodules
      • Thyroid cancer
      • How are thyroid disorders diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for thyroid disorders?
      • Thyroid medications
      • Thyroid surgery
      • What is the outlook for thyroid disorders?
    • Thyroiditis Thyroiditis is the inflammation of the thyroid gland. The inflamed thyroid gland can release an excess of thyroid hormones into...learn more »
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      Thyroiditis Article
      • Thyroiditis facts*
      • What is thyroiditis
      • What are other types and symptoms of thyroiditis?
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