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.
Soluble in ethanol. Slightly soluble in methanol, acetone, diethyl ether, water, ammonia and alkali hydroxides. Insoluble in benzene and chloroform.
Light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Keep the container tightly closed.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Toxic if swallowed.
Suspected of causing cancer.
GHS P Statement
Use personal protective equipment as required.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
Specific treatment (see label).
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : YR0875000
TSCA : TSCA