Neo-Mercazole, Propylthiouracil (PTU) & Carbimazole
Neo-Mercazole – Propylthiouracil (PTU) - Original Brands
Carbimazole – Generic Brand
These brands do not have to be refrigerated and should be kept under 25 degrees Celsius
PLEASE NOTE: Supply shortages of Neo-Mercazole occur from time to time in Australia. A generic brand named Carbimazole is available when Neo-Mercazole is unavailable
Distributor: Amdipharm Mercury Australia Pty Ltd
Dose Available: Tablets - 5 mg tablets
These brands are available on PBS.
Propythiouracil is a thioamide derivative which occurs as a white crystalline powder, odourless with a bitter taste, very slightly soluble in water, sparingly soluble in ethanol and soluble in solutions of alkali hydroxides or ammonia.
PTU™ 50 mg Tablets are white, round, biconvex and uncoated. One side is debossed ‘PRESTAB’ and other side is plain.
This brand is available on PBSPropythiouracil, (PTU) Information is available here
The TGA have recently informed the ATF Neo-Mercazole and Carbimazole are available using a SAS Category A or B
Your treating thyroid specialist (Endocrinologist) will prescribe a dose of Neo-Mercazole, Carbimazole or PTU to treat your condition and will monitor your thyroid response through regular pathology tests.
Things You Must Do Whilst Taking Neo-Mercazole, Carbimazole or PTU
Whilst Taking Neo-Mercazole, Carbimazole or PTU, Be Aware Of The Following Adverse Events:
If you develop any of these symptoms, or having any concerns whilst taking one of these medications, please contact your treating thyroid specialist immediately.
Australian Government Health Department
Investigation of adverse event ('side effect') reports is an important way that the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) monitors the safety of medicines and vaccines used in Australia.If you believe you have had a 'Side Effect' or 'Adverse Event' from a prescribed medication or treatment, please register on the link below with the Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)