Antithyroid drugs are used to treat hyperthyroidism and Graves disease. They work by reducing the production of thyroid in the body.

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Antithyroid Drugs
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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Antithyroid Drugs

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Tapazole
(methimazole)
9
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METHIMAZOLE prevents the thyroid gland from producing too much thyroid hormone. It is used to treat a condition known as hyperthyroidism.
propylthiouracil
36
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PROPYLTHIOURACIL (PTU) (proe pill thye oh YOOR a sill) lowers the amount of thyroid hormone made by the thyroid gland. It treats hyperthyroidism (where the thyroid gland makes too much hormone). It also is used before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment.
Sski
23
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POTASSIUM IODIDE, KI (puh TAS ee uhm AHY uh dahyd) is used to treat certain thyroid conditions. It is also used to prevent thyroid damage after a nuclear radiation emergency.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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