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PTU Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Introduction

PTU Tablet belongs to a group of medicine called anti-thyroid agents. It is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. It works by reducing the production of a hormone called thyroxine by the thyroid gland.

PTU Tablet may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. It can be taken with or without food. It should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the dose and how often you should take them. You should take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit from it. Do not stop taking the medicine even if you feel better unless the doctor tells you so.

Taking this medicine may cause some common side effects such as skin rash, hair loss, headache, pain (joint, nerve or muscle pain), nausea, and paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation). Let your doctor know if any of these side effects do not go away with time or get worse.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you have any problems with your liver or kidneys. You should also tell your doctor all the other medications you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors before using the medicine.

Uses of PTU Tablet

Benefits of PTU Tablet

In Hyperthyroidism

PTU Tablet lessens the amount of thyroid hormone in your body and also helps relieve the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. These include palpitations, feeling anxious, sweaty or shaky and being intolerant to heat. This will help you have a better quality of life. Keep taking it as advised by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of PTU Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of PTU

  • Skin rash
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

How to use PTU Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. PTU Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How PTU Tablet works

PTU Tablet is an anti-thyroid medication. It works by reducing the amount of thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with PTU Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
PTU Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PTU Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
The American Thyroid Association also recommends monitoring babies for appropriate growth and development during routine pediatric check-ups.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether PTU Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PTU Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of PTU Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of PTU Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • PTU Tablet is used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism.
  • You may have to stop taking it for a while if you are also taking radio-iodine as a treatment for your overactive thyroid. 
  • It may affect the level of blood cells in your blood. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, fever, or general illness.
  • Stop taking PTU Tablet and Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms of liver damage such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Pyrimidines and Pyrimidine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
HORMONES

Interaction with Drugs

Taking PTU with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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hi i am PATIENT am pregnant (15 weeks) currently suffering from cough and cold and hyperthoriod, doctor suggest to take seritide accuhaler 250 mg and ptu 50 mg for cough and thyorid it is safe during pregnency.
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Seretide is steroid. should not be taken for a very long time. You can use the thyroid medication
Loss of sexual desire Having hyperthyroidism Hi, doctor! Are you there?
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
i hope ur hyperthyroidism is under control1.stop smoking and alcohol 2.join a gym and reduce weight. Do weight lifting exercises. 3.tablet sildenafil or viagra 1 tablet 1 hour before sexual activity. 4.Get tested so that u don?t have any of the following causes: 1.heart diseases 2. diabetes 3.neurological problems 4.hormonal problems 5.drug side effects
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Atlanta Arcade, Marol Church Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400059, INDIA.
Expires on or after: January, 2021

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