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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. Compare antithyroid drugs.
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Propylthiouracil Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It may take time for your condition to improve. You will need tests to check your blood counts and to make sure your body is making the right amount of thyroid hormone.

If you are going to have surgery or dental surgery, tell your doctor, dentist, or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.

This medicine may lower your blood counts and lower your resistance to infection. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you have symptoms of an infection. Do not treat yourself for fever or sore throat. Check before receiving any vaccines.

While this medicine is sometimes used during pregnancy, side effects are possible in the unborn infant. Careful monitoring is needed. This medicine does pass to breast milk. Side effects in a breast-feeding infant are possible. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

This medicine may cause serious liver problems. Contact your doctor or health care professional if you have flu-like symptoms, dark urine, light-colored stools, right upper belly pain, or yellowing of the eyes or skin.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Black, tarry stools

chest pain

chills

cough

fever

painful or difficult urination

shortness of breath

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

swollen glands

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

Less common

Dark-colored urine

general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness

headache

light-colored stools

nausea or vomiting

stomach pain, continuing

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

yellow eyes and skin

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

agitation

bleeding gums

bleeding under the skin

blood in the urine or stools

bloody or cloudy urine

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

coma

confusion

cough or hoarseness

cracks in the skin

decreased urine output

depression

difficulty with breathing

difficulty with moving

dizziness

drowsiness

feeling of fullness

fever with or without chills

general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness

high blood pressure

hostility

irritability

joint pain

lethargy

loss of appetite and weight

loss of heat from the body

lower back or side pain

muscle aching or cramping

muscle pain or stiffness

muscle twitching

numbness or tingling of the hands, feet, or face

pain in the ankles or knees

painful, red lumps under the skin, mostly on the legs

pinpoint red spots on the skin

rapid weight gain

red, swollen skin

redness, soreness, or itching skin

scaly skin

seizures

soreness of the muscles

sores on the skin

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

sores, welting, or blisters

stupor

swelling of the face, ankles, hands, feet, or lower legs

swollen joints

swollen salivary glands

swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

tightness in the chest

unusual weight gain

wheezing

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Bloody, black, or tarry stools

high fever

itching skin

pale skin

swelling

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

Abnormal loss of hair

change in taste or bad unusual or unpleasant (after) taste

dizziness or lightheadedness

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

heartburn

hives or welts

loss of taste

pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat

sensation of spinning

skin rash

sleepiness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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