What is PTU® Propylthiouracil 50mg Tablets?
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 is an anti-thyroid medication. It works by reducing the number of thyroid hormones produced by the thyroid gland.
Propylthiouracil is used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), Graves’ disease, or a toxic goiter (enlarged thyroid). Propylthiouracil is sometimes given to control symptoms just before you undergo thyroid surgery or treatment with radioactive iodine. Propylthiouracil is for use only if your condition cannot be treated with another thyroid medication, or when surgery or radioactive iodine is not good treatment option.
PTU Propylthiouracil 50mg 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.
Benefits of PTU® Propylthiouracil 50mg Tablets
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.
How to use PTU® Propylthiouracil 50mg Tablets
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.