Active Ingredient: Propylthiouracil

Indication for Propylthiouracil

Population group: only children (1 year - 12 years old) , adolescents (12 years - 18 years old)

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

50-300 mg in 1-3 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

50 - 300 mg

Dosage regimen

From 16.667 To 100 mg 3 time(s) per day every day

Detailed description

Children 6-10 years

Initially 50 to 150mg once daily or in divided doses.

Children over 10 years

Initially 150 to 300mg once daily or in divided doses.

Active ingredient


Propylthiouracil is an antithyroid drug that depresses the formation of thyroid hormone. This is effected by interference both with the incorporation of iodine into tyrosyl residues and the coupling of such residues to form iodothyronines. Propylthiouracil achieves these actions by the inhibition of the enzyme peroxidase.

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