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Propylthiouracil

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4  Effectiveness
7.5  Side Effects
3.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 8 Propylthiouracil side effects and 1 Propylthiouracil benefit.

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Effectiveness of Propylthiouracil by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Propylthiouracil, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 5.6% 27.8% 55.6% 5.6% 5.6%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 11.1% 88.9% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 5.6% 5.6% 83.3% 0% 5.6%
Breathing 0% 11.1% 83.3% 5.6% 0%
Confidence 0% 16.7% 77.8% 5.6% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 16.7% 72.2% 11.1% 0%
Digestion 0% 0% 94.4% 5.6% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 22.2% 66.7% 5.6% 5.6%
Energy 5.6% 50% 33.3% 5.6% 5.6%
Eyesight 0% 50% 38.9% 11.1% 0%
Memory 0% 16.7% 72.2% 5.6% 5.6%
Mental Clarity 0% 22.2% 66.7% 5.6% 5.6%
Pain 0% 11.1% 83.3% 5.6% 0%
Patience 0% 33.3% 61.1% 5.6% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 5.6% 83.3% 5.6% 5.6%
Skin Complexion 22.2% 27.8% 44.4% 5.6% 0%
Sleep 11.1% 33.3% 50% 5.6% 0%
Stress Level 0% 33.3% 61.1% 0% 5.6%
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Commonly Reported Propylthiouracil Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Depression 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Dizziness 72.2% 22.2% 5.6% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 50% 11.1% 5.6% 33.3% 0%
Fatigue 57.1% 14.3% 0% 28.6% 0%
Headache 38.9% 22.2% 16.7% 22.2% 0%
Insomnia 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Itching 50% 33.3% 5.6% 11.1% 0%
Joint Swelling 83.3% 16.7% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 72.2% 22.2% 0% 5.6% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 85.7% 0% 0% 14.3% 0%
Skin Rash 45.5% 18.2% 9.1% 27.3% 0%
Stomach Ache 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Propylthiouracil Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Burning Sensation 94.4% 0% 0% 5.6% 0%
Hair Loss 55.6% 5.6% 11.1% 27.8% 0%
Numbing Sensation 83.3% 5.6% 11.1% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Propylthiouracil
Since taking Propylthiouracil Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Hospitalization 5.3%
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User Comments about Propylthiouracil
29 Feb 2012 Started taking meds PTU.. 3 times a day. Having some headaches, bitter taste in my mouth after taking pill. Have only been taking only for 1 week. Hopefully this helps my low 0.02 tsh. Any recommendations ? Please.. This is a terrible disease ... Feel horrible for anyone that has this!
   —Posted by Julia
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01 Mar 2012 Things do get better, I have taken PTU for 6 months now, the bitter taste is just one of those things you get used to but I would rather have that than opt for surgery. You need to have a look at the Elaine Moore Q&A site which isdedicated to graves disease, a very informative website where you can also ask questions about this disease too. I had a lot less side effects from this than the carbimazole, dont get hung up on your TSH levels this might not budge until you are near remission you need to go off your FT4 levels, mine TSH increased when I went hypo due to the Propylthiouracil, you acn also get a lot of support from dailystrength website and join the graves disease group, we have a thyroid uk website but not many graves disease sufferers on there, if you need any more help keep in touch
   —Posted by vicki
01 Feb 2012 Did not like this medicine! My hair thinned out terribly and the skin rash and headaches were not good either!
   —Posted by Bee
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04 Feb 2012 I had itchy skin but this did disappear, as for the hair falling out mine is still doing this, I spoke to the consultant this week and he says its part of the condition not the tablets, its a hypo side effect so make sure your levels arent too low, mine are still low end of normal, there is only the MMI as your next option which I couldnt take , RAI or surgery and I would much rather take these tablets, good luck vicki :)
   —Posted by vicki
01 Feb 2012 Did not like this medicine! My hair thinned out terribly and the skin rash and headaches were not good either!
   —Posted by Anonymous
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01 Feb 2012 I hated taking PTU because it could not properly stabalize my thyroid levels, so the doctor kept increasing my dosages. I ended up taking 16 pills per day!
   —Posted by Bee
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01 Feb 2012 I hated taking PTU because it could not properly stabalize my thyroid levels, so the doctor kept increasing my dosages. I ended up taking 16 pills per day!
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