propylthiouracil (cont.)

A decrease in blood platelets (thrombocytopenia) also may occur. Since platelets are important for the clotting of blood, thrombocytopenia may lead to excessive bleeding. Severe liver injury and acute liver failure, in some cases fatal, have been associated with PTU. Some adults and pediatric patients required liver transplantation.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Last Editorial Review: 2/17/2012



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