Antithyroid drugs for the treatment of hyperthyroidism caused by Graves' disease

Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1998 Mar;27(1):225-47. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8529(05)70308-x.


Therapy for Graves' disease is not straightforward and often involves complex decision making. Long-term antithyroid drug therapy is appealing because it is nonablative, but it is not for everyone. The physician must weigh the advantages and disadvantages of antithyroid drug treatment and help the patient arrive at an individualized therapeutic strategy that is appropriate and cost-effective.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antithyroid Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antithyroid Agents / adverse effects
  • Antithyroid Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Graves Disease / drug therapy*
  • Graves Disease / surgery
  • Humans
  • Time Factors


  • Antithyroid Agents