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  • Basic Info
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Generic: propylthiouracil
It treats hyperthyroidism (where the thyroid gland makes too much hormone)

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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • dark urine
  • fever
  • general ill feeling or flu- like symptoms
  • goiter (enlarged thyroid gland causing swelling in the throat)
  • light- colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • mouth sores
  • right upper belly pain
  • skin rash or itching (hives)
  • sore throat
  • swelling of the ankles or legs
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual or sudden weight gain
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of skin or eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • drowsiness
  • change or loss of taste
  • headache
  • joint or muscle aches
  • nausea
  • numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
  • upset stomach

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from heat and moisture. Keep tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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