Graves disease treatment with propylthiouracil

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1674106 tn?1403379490 Conventional treatment options for Graves' disease include: * Anti-thyroid medication (first choice for treatment in uncomplicated Graves' disease): Methimazole (Tapazole) Propylthiouracil (PTU) Carbimazole (Neomercazole) - not available in the US Anti-thyroid medications decrease the level of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The goal with anti-thyroid drug treatment is to decrease the thyroid antibodies and induce remission.
Avatar n tn What is your thyroid issue really? I got pregnant while having Graves' Disease.
Avatar f tn hi i'm a 28 yr old woman and have suffered badly with symptoms from graves disease for 3yrs i've been on propylthiouracil for a year now as i had a severe allergic reaction to carbimazole! my symptoms include insomnia,severe fatigue,anxiety,bouts of depression,poor concentration,memory loss,bruising easily,dizziness,nausea and graves rage and weakened immune system (sick often). the problem is that i've recently had a blood test that read normal at 5.
Avatar m tn Both hyperthyroidism and anti-thyroid medication can affect the function of the liver causing increases in liver enzymes. Liver damage is more common with the anti-thyroid drug Propylthiouracil. I have gathered together this information from numerous sources and various studies...
Avatar n tn Hyperthyroidism lists fatigue as a symptom. This can be due to insomnia and difficulty sleeping, a rapid pulse, and/or higher blood pressure. Conventional treatment options for Graves' disease include: * Anti-thyroid medication: In the US: - Methimazole [brand name Tapazole] - Propylthiouracil [PTU] Approximately 30% with Graves' disease will have a remission after prolonged treatment with anti-thyroid drugs.
Avatar m tn an ultrasound about 10 days during treatment showed very minute hypo-echoic regions in the thyroiid with no big nodules annd only slight increased vascularity with normal gross size. in about 20 days into my treatment i got a cough and sore throat and as advised i did my cbc lfts and tfts.cbc was normal with mild neutrophil count elevation (sore throat). my t3 t4 came back within normal ranges but my tsh still remained 0.0 with my TPO anitbodies 1300.
Avatar f tn My thyroid test came back normal however the thyroid uptake scan, came back that I had Graves disease. The doctor is currently not doing anything. He believes that I do not have graves, but the scan was done three different times and each time it came back with the same thing. What do you suggust?
Avatar n tn June 3, 2009 — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert today about the risk for serious liver damage, including liver failure, or death with propylthiouracil (PTU) compared with methimazole. Both agents are approved for the treatment of hyperthyroidism associated with Graves' disease.
Avatar f tn Can you pleased post the reference ranges for the Free T3 and Free T4? Reference ranges vary from lab to lab and have to come from your own reports. Can you also tell us if you've had a thyroid ultrasound to determine if you have nodules on your thyroid or if you've had antibody tests to determine if you have Hashimoto's or Graves Disease?
223372 tn?1240920676 Just got a call from my GP that it is Hyperthyroidism/Graves Disease. He is calling in medicine and I start it tomorrow. Go back in 4 weeks for bloodwork..etc.. So, my question is what should I expect from the meds. Weight gain? Keep in mind I have had no weight loss! The one side effect from Hyperthyroidism and I don't get it! HA!
Avatar n tn There is a lot of information on the internet regarding Graves Disease (hyper thyroid) and treatment options. I would suggest doing thorough research on all of it, and even taking that information in with you to the doctor. That's what I did and I felt very informed for helping to make a good decision along with the doctor.
Avatar m tn Your test results definitely indicate that you're hyper and they also indicate that you have Hashimoto's, according to the TPOab, though TPOab can be slightly elevated with Graves. I'd still want the TSI test done to confirm Graves, since TSI is the definitive test. The medication won't do you any good if you don't take it on a regular basis. If the tapazole made you ill, your doctor could have prescribed propylthiouracil (PTU) instead to see how that would work.
Avatar m tn I’m 33 year old female with Graves disease I was told graves disease has caused my hyper active thyroid. What is Graves disease? Also, I’m taking meds for my thyroid but they don’t seem to work very often. I take two 25 mg of Atenolol a day and 2 50 mg Propylthiouracil twice a day and still don’t feel comfortable. Walking up stairs to my parents apt. makes me feel so exhausted that’s how bad it is. I feel like I'm going to die.
Avatar f tn ) I think it unlikely that the Graves Disease will attack your body in another place once your thyroid is gone. My aunt had the Radioactive Iodine a few years ago and now has to take thyroxin every day because now she has no thyroid gland to make it. I guess my advice would be not to rush into it (which I guess you're not). Either way, the chances are both of us will have to take medication for the foreseeable future, perhaps forever.
Avatar f tn Hi Dr Lupo, My mom is 72 yrs old and 4 months ago she tested her TSH 0.010 mIU/L, FT3 6.5pmo/L & FT4 18.8 pmol/L. Doc said that she has subclinical hyperthyroidism but didn't advise any treatment. Recently my mom tested her blood again and this time her TSH is <0.005 mIU/L, FT3 8.16pmo/L & FT4 22.89 pmo/L. Doc now says that she has early hyperthyroidism and suggests low dosage of 1 tablet/day either carbimazole or propylthiouracil. My mom is fine though and shows no symptoms.
Avatar f tn Here are some resources I suggest you research and maybe even talk to others with the same problem to share experiences it may help you feel better about your treatment decision. Hormone Health Network information on thyroid disorders: www.hormone.org/Resources/thyroid-disorders.cfm • American Thyroid Association: www.thyroid.org • Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.com/health/graves-disease/ DS00181 • National Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Information Service (NIH): www.endocrine.niddk.nih.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Graves Disease and Hyperthyroidism in October 2007 and have been on Carbimazole (anti thyroid med) to blance and hopefully make my levels stabel. The hair loss is normal either HypO or HypeR but isnt a permanat thing. As far as I know...once you get the hormone levels stable then the hair stops falling out. I get hair loss (mostly noticable in the shower) and freaked when I first saw it but after my Doc explained, I dont feel so worried. Dont worry...
Avatar f tn Have you had antibody testing to see if you have an autoimmune disease? Most thyroid disease by far in the developed world is autoimmune. TPOab and TGab would tell you if you have Hashi's, and TSI is the definitive test for Graves'. It's kind of hard to say a lot more since you don't have the results of too many of your tests. When you see your doctor, ask for a copy of all your thyroid test results.
Avatar f tn Is drinking alchol really dangerous with Graves Disease? Would I ever be able to drink?
Avatar f tn The American Thyroid Association and the Endocrine Society guidelines recommend using PTU in the 1st half of pregnancy if drug treatment is needed due to a greater frequency of birth defects with MMI. This increased risk of birth defects with MMI is very small as a Food and Drug Administration review of all pregnancies between 1969-2009 found 29 reports of birth defects associated with MMI use in the first trimester of pregnancy as compared to 9 reports of PTU-associated birth defects.
Avatar f tn http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Thyroid-Disorders/Is-Graves-Disease-the-reason-for-her-irrational-behaviour/show/1924584?personal_page_id=2274510 Contraindications for RAI [radioactive iodine] therapy are pregnancy [absolute], ophthalmopathy [relative - can aggravate thyroid eye disease], and solitary nodules.