Propylthiouracil Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Itching

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Symptoms That Resemble Lupus
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Joint Pain

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Decrease In The Blood Clotting Protein Prothrombin
  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Skin Ulcer
  • A Type Of Inflammation Of The Lung Called Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • A Yellowing Of The Eyes Or Skin From Buildup Of Bilirubin Called Jaundice
  • Allergic Reaction Causing Inflammation Of Blood Vessels
  • Bleeding In The Alveoli Of The Lungs
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Erythema Nodosum, A Skin Condition With Red And Painful Nodules
  • Fever
  • Glomerulonephritis, A Condition That Affects The Kidneys
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of Blood Vessels Of The Kidney
  • Inflammation Of Blood Vessels That Carry Blood In The Brain
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Insufficient Blood Supply To The Colon
  • Kidney Inflammation
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Tissue Death
  • Low Blood Counts Due To Bone Marrow Failure
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Skin Rash With Sloughing
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell
  • X-Ray Results Showing Lung Tissue Changes

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Saliva Secretion
  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Loss Of Taste
  • Darkening Of The Skin
  • Drowsiness
  • Hair Loss
  • Head Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Taste Impairment
  • Visible Water Retention

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