Antithyroid Agent (Oral Route, Rectal Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Methimazole and propylthiouracil are used to treat conditions in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone.
These medicines work by making it harder for the body to use iodine to make thyroid hormone. They do not block the effects of thyroid hormone that was made by the body before their use was begun.
These medicines are available only with your doctor's prescription.