What is Cytomel?
Liothyronine or Cytomel is a synthetic version of a hormone that your thyroid gland produces to control your body’s ability and metabolism. When the thyroid does not generate enough of this hormone by itself, liothyronine is provided. Liothyronine is also used as part of a thyroid disorder medical examination.
Medical uses of Cytomel?
Some forms of thyroid disorders are also treated with this drug (such as certain types of goiters, thyroid cancer). It may also be used to check for thyroid disease in some cases. Infertility should not be treated with this drug unless it is caused by low thyroid hormone levels.
Other Uses of Cytomel?
Liothyronine is used to treat an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It substitutes for the thyroid hormone, usually produced by the thyroid gland. Limited thyroid hormone levels may occur naturally or if the thyroid gland is radially/medically injured or surgically removed.
Benefits of Cytomel?
1. More loss of weight
2. Higher Metabolic Basal rate
3. Decrease in symptoms of hypothyroid
4. Body temperature increased
5. Other hormone imbalances improvement
How to use Cytomel?
Follow the directions on the package or your doctor’s prescription while taking Cytomel (Liothyronine). Do not use more than the prescribed dosage or for longer than the recommended period. Doses of liothyronine are calculated based on body weight (especially in children and teenagers). If you gain or lose weight, your dosage requirements will change.
If this drug is given as part of a thyroid suppression procedure, you will need to take it for several days in a row to prepare for the test. If you miss any doses during this period, notify your doctor.
Side effects of Cytomel?
Common side effects may include:
- trouble breathing;
- tremors, feeling nervous or irritable;
- muscle weakness;
- increased appetite;
- irregular menstrual periods;
- weight loss;
- feeling hot;
- rash; or
- sleep problems (insomnia).