Cytomel (Liothyronine Sodium)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
(℞) Prescription required. May be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
Liothyronine Sodium Information
(lye oh thye' roe neen)Thyroid hormone should not be used to treat obesity in patients with normal thyroid function. Liothyronine is ineffective for weight reduction in normal thyroid patients and may cause serious or life-threatening toxicity, especially when taken with amphetamines. Talk to your doctor about the potential risks associated with this medication.
Before taking liothyronine,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to liothyronine, thyroid hormone, levothyroxine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in liothyronine tablets. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); diabetes medications taken by mouth; digoxin (Lanoxin); estrogens; insulin;oral contraceptives containing estrogen; and tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil). Many other medications may also interact with liothyronine, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
- if you take cholestyramine (Questran),take it at least 4 to 5 hours before or 4 to 5 hours after you take liothyronine.
- tell your doctor if you have adrenal insufficiency (condition in which the body does not produce enough of certain natural substances needed for important functions such as blood pressure) or thyrotoxicosis (condition that occurs from too much thyroid hormone or hyperthyroidism). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take liothyronine.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had diabetes; cardiovascular disease such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), chest pain (angina), or irregular heartbeat, or have ever had a heart attack.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking liothyronine, call your doctor.
- if you have surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking liothyronine.
- weight loss
- excessive sweating
- sensitivity to heat
- temporary hair loss (particularly in children during the first months of therapy)
- chest pain
- rapid or irregular heartbeat or pulse