Carbimazole propylthiouracil (PTU) warning


To the patient: warning- please read this now.Carbimazole/PTU treatment and sore mouth/throat. You have been started on carbimazole treatment for an overactive thyroid. This is a very safe treatment that has been used for over 50 years. However, very rarely, a patient reacts to the drug with a sudden loss of white blood cells (‘neutrophils’) from the blood. This puts …

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