PROPYLTHIOURACIL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • itching
  • a skin rash

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • inflammation of the blood vessels
    • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
    • joint pain
    • intense abdominal pain

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • nausea
    • vomiting

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
    • a decrease in the blood clotting protein prothrombin
    • decreased blood platelets
    • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
    • low levels of white blood cells
    • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
    • polyarteritis nodosa
    • allergic reaction causing inflammation of blood vessels
    • inflammation of blood vessels of the kidney
    • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
    • x-ray results showing lung tissue changes
    • insufficient blood supply to the colon
    • liver tissue death
    • liver failure
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • glomerulonephritis, a condition that affects the kidneys
    • kidney inflammation
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • erythema nodosum, a skin condition with red and painful nodules
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • a skin ulcer
    • hives
    • fever
    • swollen lymph nodes
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • inflammation of blood vessels that carry blood in the brain
    • bleeding in the alveoli of the lungs

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
    • a change in saliva secretion
    • hair loss
    • darkening of the skin
    • muscle pain
    • drowsiness
    • sensation of spinning or whirling
    • taste impairment
    • visible water retention
    • headache
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • a loss of taste

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