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Does Propylthiouracil cause hair loss?

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Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Can propylthiouracil make you loss hair alot please reply my hait are falling
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Yes PTU causes hairloss; Neo-mercazole is a good alternative

Detailed Answer:
Hello madam. Thanks for your query.

Yes, abnormal hair loss is one of known side effects of Propylthiiuracil (PTU). It is not seen in everyone on PTU.I would recommend to discuss with your physician if he would want to consider switching to Neo-mercazole(Carbimazole) which is the next best alternative to prevent further hair growth.

Hope this answers your query.

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Dr. Praveen
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