Can I get liver problems taking propylthiouracil?


If you are taking propylthiouracil, you can develop liver problems. Stop taking the medicine and call your doctor if you develop more than one of the following symptoms:

  • headaches
  • right upper stomach pain or tenderness
  • swelling of lower legs or feet
  • yellow eyes or skin
  • itching
  • weakness
  • rash
  • fever
  • dark urine
  • clay-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting
  • tiredness

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