Propylthiouracil (PTU)

by Cathy Parkes February 24, 2020 Updated: December 29, 2021

Propylthioruracil (PTU)

Propylthiouracil (PTU) is used for Grave's disease (and in preparation for a thyroidectomy).
HINT: PTU will Prevent Thyroid from being Up too high.

Check out our full article on Propylthiouracil (PTU)!



Related Posts

A patient asked to do a 24-hour urine collection should be taught to discard the first void and then collect all urine voided over the following 24 hours.

24-Hour Urine Collection

A patient asked to do a 24-hour urine collection should be taught to discard the first void and then collect all urine voided over the following 24 hours.
Read Article
Acetaminophen, a non-opioid analgesic, can cause hepatotoxicity in high doses. Educate patients to take no more than 4 g per day, and to read the labels of OTC medications as many contain acetaminophen!

Acetaminophen: Patient Teaching

Acetaminophen, a non-opioid analgesic, can cause hepatotoxicity in high doses. 
Read Article
A patient on a clear liquid diet may have items that are transparent and liquid at room temperature (e.g., water, clear sodas, pulp-free juices, popsicles, jello, black coffee, clear broth).

Clear Liquid Diets

A patient on a clear liquid diet may have items that are transparent and liquid at room temperature (e.g., water, clear sodas, pulp-free juices, popsicles, jello, black coffee, clear broth).
Read Article