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Composition FOR PTU

Propyl Thiouracil(50 mg)

food interaction for PTU

alcohol interaction for PTU

pregnancy interaction for PTU

lactation interaction for PTU

medicine interaction for PTU

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
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It is better to take Ptu 50 mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ptu 50 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Ptu 50 mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR PTU

    Propyl Thiouracil(50 mg)

    Uses

    Ptu 50 mg tablet is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism

    How it works

    Ptu 50 mg tablet lowers the amount of thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland.

    Common side effects

    Skin rash, Hair loss, Headache, Pain, Joint stiffness, Nausea, Skin pigmentation, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR PTU 50 MG TABLET

    Patients taking PTU 50 MG TABLET

    • 40%
      Thrice A Day
    • 30%
      Twice A Day
    • 20%
      Once A Day
    • 7%
      Four Times A Day
    • 3%
      Thrice A week

    SUBSTITUTES FOR PTU

    No substitutes found

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    Expert advice FOR PTU

    • Propylthiouracil is not recommended in children below 6 years of age. 
    • Inform your doctor if you are receiving medications for heart diseases, high blood pressure, asthma or any other heart or lung disorder.
    • Use propylthiouracil with caution if you are a patient with kidney or liver disease.
    • Discontinue propylthiouracil immediately if you develop symptoms of liver dysfunction (characterized by anorexia, pruritus, right upper quadrant pain, etc.).
    • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience sore throat, fever, mouth ulcers, bruising, unusual tiredness, non-specific illness or other symptoms of infection.
    • You will be monitored for prothrombin time during propylthiouracil therapy.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may become pregnant or breast-feeding.
    • Avoid if Patient is allergic to propylthiouracil or any of its ingredients. 
    • Do not give if Children is <6 years. 
    • Avoid if Patients has previously reported intolerance to certain sugars.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 17 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)