Latest Antithyroid drugs Stories

2009-06-03 13:05:33

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned health care professionals Wednesday of the risk of serious liver injury from the use of an anti-thyroid drug. After analyzing adverse event reports, the FDA has identified an increased risk of liver injury with propylthiouracil (commonly known as PTU) when compared to an alternative treatment for Graves' disease, methimazole, Dr. Amy Egan of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said. Health care professionals should carefully consider...

2009-04-09 07:55:53

Liver failure results from use of a medication to treat thyroid disease in children, two doctors caution in a report accounted by the Associated Press. Typically, doctors initially opt to prescribe propylthiouracil or methimazole when treating children diagnosed with Graves' disease, the most common cause of an overactive thyroid.  Secondly, a doctor might prescribe surgery or radioactive iodine.  Reports over the last 60 years have surfaced connecting the use of propylthiouracil,...

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