Cytomel and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Cytomel 5mcg and/or Equivalents||Cytomel|
|Cytomel 20mcg and/or Equivalents||Liothyronine|
|Cytomel 25mcg and/or Equivalents||Cytomel|
Cytomel Drug Description
Cytomel or liothyronine sodium tablet is a thyroid hormone drug that supplements or replaces natural thyroid hormones in the human body and is prescribed for treating hypothyroidism or low thyroid function. Patients who are allergic to other thyroid medications can safely use Cytomel. Cytomel can even prevent or treat goitres of different kinds.
Conditions Treated by Cytomel
Cytomel or liothyronine is usually prescribed for treating hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. If you are not producing enough of the thyroid hormone, you may not be able to perform or sustain normal physical activity or mental activities, you will start gaining weight and an untreated hypothyroidism condition can even lead to infertility or sterility. Doctors also prescribe Cytomel for lowering the thyroid function in patients who suffer from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or an enlarged thyroid gland or goitre. Cytomel can also be prescribed for testing thyroid activity. Sometimes physicians prescribe Cytomel for treating thyroid cancer. Cytomel is not a fertility enhancing drug and is not intended for improving fertility levels in patients who have normal levels of thyroid.
Cytomel Dosage Information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendations
You have to take Cytomel through your mouth once every day in the morning, either with or without food or you should take it as directed by your physician. Your doctor will decide on the dosage based on your physical response to therapy, thyroid levels and medical condition. If you consume any medication or product that contains iron or aluminium or any multi-mineral or multi vitamin or sucralfate or antacids, give a gap of at least 4 hours before or after taking Cytomel. Generally, doctors ask their patients to take Cytomel the first thing in the morning with plenty of water either on an empty stomach or with food, as may be the case, and then you can take these other products after 4 hours. If you have to take multi-mineral/vitamin health supplements, you should take these at bedtime and reserve Cytomel for the morning. Many medications such as colestipol or cholestyramine or vitamin/mineral supplements can interfere with the full absorption of liothyronine and reduce its efficacy.
b.) Missing a Dose
If you miss a dose of Cytomel, you should consume it as soon as you remember. If it is already time for your next dose, you should forget about the missed dose and return to your original schedule. Please do not take extra doses or double doses to compensate for a missed dose. If you ever forget to take two doses or more than a couple of doses back to back, you should inform your physician and act according to his directions.
If you suspect a Cytomel overdose, you should immediately call your local emergency helpline or local poison control centre or rush the patient to the nearest ER. Cytomel overdosing symptoms include confusion, chest pain, irregular or fast heartbeat and fever.
If you suffer from Addison’s disease, pituitary hormone deficiency, diabetes, thyrotoxicosis thyroid crisis, overactive thyroid gland, decreased density of bone, osteoporosis, disease of the blood vessels, cardiovascular ailments, abnormal heart rhythm, arterial diseases, angina, heart attack or high blood pressure, you should check with your physician before taking Cytomel. If you take blood thinners or are going to undergo a surgery or are allergic to certain medications and food substances, you should inform your physician to prevent an interaction. Also inform your physician if you are pregnant or are trying to conceive or are breast feeding. You should not use Cytomel if you suffer from uncorrected and specific kinds of adrenal gland problems or if you are allergic to any ingredient inside this medication. Abstain from Cytomel if you suffer from nervousness, heat intolerance, excessive sweating and pounding in the chest, increased heartbeat or chest pain or if you have a history of heart attack.
Cytomel Side Effects
Side effects of Cytomel are usually seen when a patient takes high doses of this medication or overdoses on it. Because the symptoms described here can turn fatal, you should immediately report to your physician if you experience these signs and symptoms. They may be an indicator of dosage modification:
- Feeling hot and sweaty all the time
- Weight loss and increased appetite
- Heart palpitations
- Heart attack
- Chest pain
- Heart failure
- Arrhythmia or Irregular heart rhythm
- Tachycardia or rapid heart beat
- Fertility problems
- Menstrual problems
- Congestive heart failure
- Difficulty in breathing in combination with fluid retention in the feet or legs
- Signs of weakened bones
- Broken bones
- Hair loss
- Stomach cramps
- Abdominal cramps
- Painful breathing or difficulty in breathing
- Muscle weakness
- Emotional changes
- Temporary hair loss, especially in children
- Overactive thyroid glands or hyperthyroidism resulting in menstrual changes, diarrhoea, heat intolerance, excessive sweating, nervousness, trouble in sleeping, irritability and headache
If you notice any of these severe allergic reactions after using Cytomel, seek immediate medical intervention:
- Breathing difficulties
- Unexplained swelling in the throat, mouth, lips or tongue
- Unexplained rashes
This is of course not a complete list of all the side effects that may occur. But if you experience any symptom or discomfort or ill feeling that is not mentioned in this list and if it persists and turns bothersome, you should immediately contact your health care provider.
Cytomel Drug Interactions
Cytomel may interact with certain kinds of antidepressants such as Nortriptyline, imipramine, amitriptyline and other TCAs; with blood thinners such as warfarin; with intravenous blood pressure drugs such as norepinephrine or epinephrine. It may also interact with ketamine, digoxin and oestrogen such as birth control ring/patch/pill or hormone replacement therapy. This is not a complete list of all the drug interactions that can possibly take place. To be on the safe side and to prevent dangerous drug interactions and adverse reactions, it is very important to provide your physician or pharmacist with a complete list of all the drugs and medications that you are currently taking. This includes all kinds of prescription and non-prescription, over the counter drugs, medications, herbal pills, weight loss supplements, multi mineral multivitamin supplements, herbal products and health products that you currently use.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.