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Propylthiouracil User Reviews & Ratings

Propylthiouracil has an average rating of 10.0 out of 10 from a total of 4 reviews on 100% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.

  • ARatio
  • Taken for 6 months to 1 year
  • December 9, 2021

For Hyperthyroidism "I had a very bad experience with Methymazole. After two weeks of using it, my limbs started to get swollen and painful and after one more week I was unable to walk or even use my hands to do very basic stuff (too painful, a strange pain, kind of muscle pain after exercise with some nervous "electric" feeling, I do not know). After stopping the medicine, it took me around 2 weeks in being healthy again. Now I am with Propylthiouracil, 200mg a day and feeling pretty good, no side effects for me though the "probable liver problems" concern me a little bit."

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  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • December 14, 2021

For Hyperthyroidism "I've been on this almost 10 years when I started having all kinds of horrid side effects. It was then that I found out that you are NOT supposed to be on this medication for more than 6 months because it will damage your liver. I can now not tolerate ANY of the medications for hyperthyroidism and will have to have removal surgery because of this."

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  • December 21, 2016

For Hyperthyroidism "Hi, I recently got Graves Disease, I went to the doc and they wanted to kill my thyroid with Radioactive Idione- Please do not take that pill is dangerous- My question is she put me on Propylthiouracil and it causes liver problems. But she said I will only use it for a month until my surgery. What are everyone's thoughts on that? She put me on it because I want surgery to take it out. I do not like the taste and I hate feeling sick!!"

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  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • September 13, 2019

For Hyperthyroidism "After two and a half weeks if taking 30 mg of Methimazole, I broke out with hives that were outrageously itchy. I couldn’t sleep or concentrate on anything besides the itching and my hands and ankles were swollen. My doctor switched me to this medicine propylthiouracil taking 250mg 3 times a day. It has been exactly a week since I broke out with hives and 4 days since I started the new medication. So far, the itching is still unbearable. Hoping it goes away soon and not reacting to the new medicine too. For me, both medicines have helped with all the symptoms of Graves disease, I just can’t stand the intolerable itching that I’m having as a side effect. I plan to get the radioactive treatment. Hoping to get my levels normalized as soon as possible so I can get the radiation and stop damaging my liver with this medication."

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