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6-Methyl-2-thiouracil is mainly used in surgical preparation of mild hyperthyroidism, thyroid storm, hyperthyroidism and postoperative treatment. It is used in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. It is used as a drug, which is applied to decrease the formation of stored thyroid hormone and thyroglobulin in the thyroid gland.
Szterner, P.; Galvão, T. L. P.; Amaral, L. M. P. F.; da Silva, M. D. M. C. R.; da Silva, M. A. V. R. Thermochemistry of 6-propyl-2-thiouracil: An experimental and computational study. Thermochim. Acta 2014, 588, 68-74.
Heakal, F. E. T.; Fouda, A. S.; Zahran, S. S. Environmentally Safe Protection of Carbon Steel Corrosion in Sulfuric Acid by Thiouracil Compounds. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci. 2015, 10, 1595-1615.
Hazard Statements: H302-H351
Harmful if swallowed. Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P264b-P270-P281-P301+P312-P308+P313-P330-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant