MMI & PTU
Featuring the following
Lupus-like symptoms (rash, fever)
Arthralgias (joint pain)
Vasculitis (inflamed vessels)
Cholestatic Jaundice (only MMI is yellow)
Agranulocytosis (fever, mouth ulcers, sore throat)
Other Side Effects (not depicted)
Neutropenia (especially PTU)
Hepatotoxicity (only PTU)
Other Tedious Tidbits about MMI & PTU
MMI is ten times more potent than PTU (note size difference in illustration).
PTU is contraindicated in liver dysfunction
MMI is contraindicated in patients with thionamide allergy
Refer anyone with Agranulocytosis red flags (fever, mouth ulcers, sore throat)
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