Propylthiouracil Oral Tablet 50Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Propylthiouracil: Oral tablet (50mg)

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Propylthiouracil 50mg Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: 348  |  LOGO
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Propylthiouracil 50mg Tab
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: 348  |  LOGO
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Propylthiouracil 50mg Tab
West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp
Pill Identification: West-ward 480 

What is this Medicine?

PROPYLTHIOURACIL (PTU) (proe pill thye oh YOOR a sill) lowers the amount of thyroid hormone made by the thyroid gland. It treats hyperthyroidism (where the thyroid gland makes too much hormone). It also is used before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Propylthiouracil: Oral tablet(50mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Propylthiouracil 50mg Tablet

NDC: 002282348
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Graves' Disease, Hyperthyroidism

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Thyrotoxicosis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Propylthiouracil 50mg Tablet
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Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: 348  |  LOGO
Shape: round
Color: white
Drug Image file DrugItem_8463.JPG
Actavis Inc. Elizabeth LLC
Pill Identification: 348  |  LOGO
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Propylthiouracil 50mg Tablet

Skin Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Darkened Skin Patches Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
No White Blood Cells Incidence:
0.2-0.5%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
15.0-25.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Compatible - This drug is generally safe to take by nursing mothers.


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