Hyperthyroidism And Pregnancy?
Hello nSorry, I want to ask, I’m July 29 years old already have my first child aged 3 years 5 months .. April 13 then I was sentenced to hypertyroid from blood results in the lab .. after the consul to an internal medicine specialist I was given 100 mg of propylthioracil and 10 mg of propanolol .. after the Consul and After several blood checks, finally on July 19, the results of my blood returned to normal .. and according to an internal medicine specialist it was safe to get pregnant. And now 7August I have a testpack and + is pregnant. Is it dangerous? Until now, I am still taking propylthioracil without taking heart medication because the doctor said you don’t need to drink it if your heart is not beating “.. and my doctor said that propylthioracil is safe for pregnant women too. But I’m still worried .. am I really in a safe condition to get pregnant. nPlease explain, thank you. n
Hello Mrs. Juli
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Propylthiouracil is a medication taken to treat Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism, a condition in which your thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormone. It can also be taken before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine therapy in patients who have been given medication, but have not shown good results.
Propylthiouracil is an antithyroid drug. These drugs make it difficult for the body to use iodine to produce thyroid hormones. This medicine cannot block the effects of thyroid hormones. These drugs are only available by prescription.
Before taking propylthiouracil, there are several things to consider:
1. Allergies. Tell your doctor if you have had an allergic or unusual reaction to this medicine.
2. Children. Due to reports of serious liver problems due to the use of this drug, propylthiouracil is not recommended in pediatric patients, except in cases where other drugs, surgery, or radioactive iodine therapy have not worked properly.
3. Geriatrics. There is no information regarding the relationship between age and the effects of propylthiouracil use in elderly patients.
4. Pregnancy. Use of propylthiouracil in pregnancy for all trimesters, falls in category D. Studies in pregnant women have shown a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy with propylthiouracil in cases of life-threatening or serious illness may outweigh the potential risks.
5. Breastfeeding. Studies show that this drug poses minimal risk to the baby, when taken during breastfeeding.
Avoid using Propylthiouracil together with the following medicines:
We recommend that you consult directly with a Gynecologist, so that appropriate examination and treatment can be carried out.
Thus, hopefully this is useful.
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