Considered medications belong to the same pharmacological group. Their main function is to normalize the increased activity of the thyroid gland, due to which the level of hormones produced is regulated. Both products are available in tablet form, manufactured in Germany.
In addition to the similar properties presented, there are the following distinctive features:
- Composition. They contain different active substances in their composition and are not analogues of each other. This is their main difference. Replacing one product with another is unacceptable.
- The mechanism of work. Due to the different composition, the effect on the body is different.
- Contraindications. Propicyl is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation, a second medication is acceptable in small dosages. In addition, propicil is not allowed for children under six years of age, tyrosol can be used from the age of three.
- Price. The cost of the first medicine is higher, it is 600 rubles per pack of 20 tablets. Tyrosol can be purchased for 300 rubles with a large number of tablets.
Both tools are quite effective and successfully cope with their tasks. There is some evidence that tyrosol is safer to use, less likely to cause side effects, has less negative effect on the liver. In addition, it is more appropriate to use it during pregnancy and breastfeeding, since the concentration in milk is found in the smallest amount.
Preparations of this group are available only according to the prescription form. Self-administration is strictly prohibited, only a doctor can prescribe them. After their appointment, you must adhere to a strict treatment regimen.
The lack of therapy in case of malfunction of the thyroid gland can lead to adverse consequences, so you need to contact a specialist in a timely manner.
The thyroid gland is the most important organ of the endocrine system. She is responsible for the production of hormones, regulates various processes in the body, so you should always monitor her performance. It often happens that in the work there are failures that must be fixed. To normalize its functions, special medications are used, among which propicil and tyrosol are widely known.
Characteristics of the drug Propitsil
It is a medication that suppresses the excessive activity of the thyroid gland. Helps reduce the active form of iodine, due to which the enzyme is blocked.
Indications for use of this tool are:
- An increase in the thyroid gland and its functions that arose due to an attack of its own immune system.
- The formation of nodes inside the body, the growth of its tissues.
- The inflammatory process of an autoimmune nature, accompanied by soreness, worsening of swallowing function, hoarse voice.
- Excessive production of thyroid hormones.
- The preparatory stage before conducting operations to treat the gland.
Contraindicated in the following cases:
- Hormone deficiency.
- Low levels of white blood cells, monocytes in the blood.
- Inflammation of the liver of the acute stage.
- Violation of the blood supply to the vascular system of the liver.
- Bile duct dysfunction.
- Excessive accumulation of fat in the liver cells.
- The period of bearing a child.
- High susceptibility to components.
- Children’s age up to six years.
Possible adverse reactions after taking:
- Itchy skin.
- Sensation of creeping goosebumps, violation of sensitivity.
- Hair loss.
- Loss of appetite.
- Feeling nauseous, vomiting.
- Damage to blood vessels.
- Decreased blood constituents.
After the appearance of these symptoms, you should stop taking it, telling your doctor about it.
The average course of therapy is one or a half years. During treatment, it is necessary to control the level of thyroid hormones, blood composition, and liver indicators. Co-administration with drugs that lower white blood cell counts is not recommended.
Characterization of the drug Tyrosol
It is a drug that contributes to the inhibition of the biosynthesis of thyroid hormones, as well as a failing therapeutic effect in thyrotoxicosis. It reduces the main metabolism, accelerates the withdrawal of iodides, increases the secretion of the pituitary gland of the thyroid-stimulating hormone, and improves the overall clinical picture.
The main indications include:
- Persistent increase in thyroid hormones.
- Preparing for surgery.
- Treatment during the period of inactive action of radioactive iodine.
- Prevention of an increase in the activity of the gland while taking iodine-containing drugs.
- Children under three years.
- Hypersensitivity to incoming components.
- Great susceptibility to fungal diseases.
- Low white blood cell count.
- Stagnation of bile.
Use with caution in case of liver failure, as well as for persons with lactose intolerance. During pregnancy, small doses are allowed under the strict supervision of a physician. It is also allowed to take during lactation.
During reception, side effects may appear:
- Enlarged lymph nodes.
- Decreased platelet count, red blood cells, white blood cells.
- Decrease in glucose concentration.
- Change in taste.
- Damage to nerve fibers, decreased sensitivity of the limbs.
- Increased salivation.
- Jaundice skin color.
- Lupus erythematosus.
- Joint pain.
- Deterioration of general well-being, weakness, dizziness.
- Weight gain.
- Difficulty swallowing.
- The formation of stomatitis.
- Subcutaneous hemorrhage.
After the onset and intensification of these symptoms, an urgent withdrawal of the drug is required.