PTU Tablet (Propyl Thiouracil 50mg)
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||India|
|GENERIC NAME||Propyl Thiouracil|
|PACKAGING||100 tablets in 1 bottle|
|MANUFACTURER||Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd|
|COMPOSITION||Propyl Thiouracil (50mg)|
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.
It 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.
Serve side effects of PTU
- Hair loss
- Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
- Joint pain
- Papular rash
- Agranulocytosis (deficiency of granulocytes in the blood)
- Liver toxicity
- Depigmentation of hair
- Abdominal discomfort
- Drug fever
- Swelling of lymph nodes
- Enlarged spleen
- Hepatitis (viral infection of liver)
- Cholestatic jaundice
- Salivary gland inflammation
- Corneal inflammation
- Conjunctival disorder
- Connective tissue disorders
- Joint inflammation
- Lupus erythematosus
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