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Shifts in propylthiouracil and methimazole prescribing practices: antithyroid drug use in the United States from 1991 to 2008.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
1945-7197
Publisher
The Endocrine Society
Publication Date
Volume
95
Issue
5
Pages
2227–2233
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1210/jc.2009-2752
PMID: 20335447
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Methimazole has become the most frequently prescribed antithyroid drug. The remarkable increase in the total number of dispensed thionamide prescriptions over the last 18 yr may indicate a trend toward pharmacological treatment as primary treatment of Graves' disease in the United States.

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