Propylthiouracil (PTU) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for PTU?

propylthiouracil

What is the Trade Name for propylthiouracil?

PTU

What are the Indications of Propylthiouracil (PTU) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

hyperthyroidism

What are the Actions of Propylthiouracil (PTU) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

inhibits thyroid hormones

What is the Therapeutic Class of Propylthiouracil (PTU) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Antithyroid Agent

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Propylthiouracil (PTU) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Propylthiouracil (PTU) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • hepatotoxicity, nausea, vomiting, agranulocytosis
  • monitor symptoms of hyperthyroidism
  • monitor for hypothyroidism
  • monitor WBC and liver function tests
  • weight patient frequently
  • may cause leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, jaundice
  • take with meals

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