6-n-Propylthiouracil

Propylthiouracil

Description

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Propylthiouracil
H Systemic hormonal preparations, excl. Sex hormones and insulins → H03 Thyroid therapy → H03B Antithyroid preparations → H03BA Thiouracils

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