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Chapter-25 Antithyroid Drugs

BOOK TITLE: Nursing Drug Dosages and their Calculations

Author
1. Chattri GL
ISBN
9789386261076
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14225_26
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
1
Author Affiliations
1. Mahakoushal Hospital and Seth Mannul Hospital, Jabalpur, 154 Tamarhai Chowk Kotwali Ward, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Mahakoushal Hospital, Seth Mannulal Hospital, Sanjeevan Hospital, 154, Tamarhai Chowk, Kotwali Ward, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Mahakoshal Hospital; Seth Mannulal Jagannathdas Trust Hospital and Research Centre and Metro Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India, Metro Multispeciality Hospital and Seth Mannulal Jagannath Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Chapter keywords
Antithyroid drug, hyperthyroidism, carbimazole, propylthiouracil, diarrhea, hepatitis, rash, cervical lymphadenopathy

Abstract

Antithyroid drugs are most often used to treat an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) caused by Graves\' disease. These drugs block the formation of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. Antithyroid drugs include carbimazole and propylthiouracil. Action uses, dosage, and side effect of all these drugs are also covered in this chapter. Common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hepatitis, rash, decreased taste, cervical lymphadenopathy. Serious one is agranulocytosis.

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