How long after taking propylthiouracil will my symptoms improve?

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Symptom improvement with propylthiouracil (PTU) occurs over a three- to four-week period. In some people it may take longer, which is why doctors usually prescribe beta-blockers to relieve the symptoms of hyperthyroidism while waiting for propylthiouracil to work. After the desired therapeutic response occurs, your doctor may change the dosage if needed.

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