Daily Doodle #115 – Pictoffect: Methamimazole (MMI) & Propylthiouracil (PTU)

The Twins:
MMI & PTU

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Featuring the following
Side Effects

Rash
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
whereas
MMI is contraindicated in patients with thionamide allergy
Refer anyone with Agranulocytosis red flags (fever, mouth ulcers, sore throat)

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What Is This?

This is part of my Pictoffect Series (drug side effects illustrated through creatures).
All side effects are referenced from Rx Files 9th Edition.

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