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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Propylthiouracil Oral.

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Condition: Overactive Thyroid Gland
1/19/2013 7:52:04 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this medicine for just over a month now and it is not very tasty. Similiar to when you swallow real aspirin, but it does go away after 20 minutes or so. But what I don't like is the rapid heartbeat (sometimes feels like its going to leap outta my chest)and trouble breathing. When I called my endo doc she said that the medicine has nothing to do with those symptoms. Well, I didn& ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Overactive Thyroid Gland
12/4/2012 6:57:02 AM

Reviewer: unhappy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have experienced bad pigment lose... i am hoping to discontinue this medication and start something new...

Condition: Overactive Thyroid Gland
3/1/2012 12:42:30 AM

Reviewer: Kitty, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Been taking medication PTU for a week tomorrow morning, so not sure if it is working yet. I take 3 pills a day. I have agreed...yes a bitter lingering taste after taking meds. I have been experiencing some headaches.. Thinking I have to eat with the PTU.. If not the headaches get worse. I will continue meds... Until I do blood test in 3 weeks to see if it's helping the TSH. Is there any recomm ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Overactive Thyroid Gland
9/13/2011 3:17:48 AM

Reviewer: dardykay, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
About 3 months after starting this medication, I had bllodwork done by my family dr for my epilepsy, and he discovered my blood was "out of whack". He referred me to the blood and cancer center, where after 18 tubes of blood and 2 visits, it was discovered that the propylthiouracil was destroying my blood cells. During this time, I also developed a blistery rash on my hands, a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Overactive Thyroid Gland
8/9/2011 9:44:28 PM

Reviewer: Molly's Mom, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Here's my story: I just gave birth to my 1st baby in December 2010. My doctor suggested I go and see an endocrinologist doctor. After my 3rd(6months from February 2011) visit they finally took my blood and saw that something might be up. The reason for the long wait was because I was/am still nursing. They finally gave me the PTU prescription. I am a little nervous to take because I am still n ... Show Full Comment

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