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Hyperthyroidism Drugs (Antithyroid Drugs) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Antithyroid drug are directed against the thyroid gland. The antithyroid drugs include carbimazole, methimazole, and propylthiouracil (PTU). These drugs are used to treat hyperthyroidism (overactivity of the thyroid gland) in order to reduce the excessive thyroid activity before surgery and to treat and maintain patients not having surgery.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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