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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.
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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: H301-H351
Toxic if swallowed. Suspected of causing cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P280-P301+P310a-P308+P313-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.