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Doctor insights on: Cytomel And Levothyroxine

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Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Anyone taken armour, thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for hypothyriodism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) or Armour Thyroid for  hypothyriodism?

Levothyroxine.: Levothyroxine, generic form of synthroid, has many advantages over armour thyroid. The armour product has significant batch to batch variation and has T3 (liothyronine) in it. Since the T3 (liothyronine) portion of armour has a very quick onset and short duration, it can wreak havoc with the ability to effectively treat hypothyroidism. Until there is a long-acting form of T3 (liothyronine) available, stick to levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) for thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)  for thyriod medicine?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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Anyone used thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Anyone used thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Not the best: All of the major professional societies for thyroid specialists, the endocrine society, the american thyroid association, and the american association of clinical endocrinologists have issued formal statements indicating that levothyroxine is the best choice for most patients. Both armour and thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) provide too much T3 relative to t4, making it very difficult to keep tsh, free T4 & T3 normal. ...Read more

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I need a Synthroid (thyroxine) and celexa rx?

I need a Synthroid (thyroxine) and celexa rx?

PCP: Health tap does not write prescriptions. contact your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Armour vs thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) which is better thyriod medicine?

Neither : The american thyroid association, the endocrine society and the american association of clinical endocrinologists all recommend the use of levothyroxine for the treatment of hypothyroidism and discourage the use of dessicated (dried) animal thyroid. ...Read more

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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) effect on weight loss?

Ideally, none: Thyroid hormone in any form is not a weight loss product. Many people, especially those with weight problems to begin with, find that taking too much thyroid hormone can lead to weight gain just as easily as taking too little thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone should be adjusted to match what the body would make if the thyroid were working normally., and should be weight-neutral. ...Read more

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Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) and weight loss common?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) and weight loss common?

We no longer: Use thyroid hormones to augment weight loss. It can have serious complications like irregular heart rhythms. In reality, we use thyroid hormones like Liotrix to replacement someone's levels to normal. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain and restoring levels to normal(thyroid wise) can help some element of weight loss. in reality, it doesn't usually lead to significant weight loss. ...Read more

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Any info on thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Any info on thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine)?

Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) info: Thyrolar (thyroxine and liothyronine) is a trade name for a t4/t3 combination form of thyroid hormone. While T4 gives a smooth onset of action which can take several weeks to stabilize, the T3 component gives a rapid and unnecessarily brief rise in T3 levels. This discordant effect can cause side effects and make thyroid blood tests difficult to interpret. There is no proven benefit to using this type of thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Can metformin interfere with the absorbtion of thyroxine and cytomel (liothyronine)?

Can metformin interfere with the absorbtion of thyroxine and cytomel (liothyronine)?

Not reported: Metformin has not been reported to interfere with the absorption of thyroid hormones. One report suggested it could lower TSH levels in some patients but with no effect on thyroid hormone levels (t4). I recommend you have your levels checked if symptomatic or as recommended by your provider. ...Read more

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Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Should I take Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism?

Synthroid (thyroxine) vs NDT: Synthroid (thyroxine) is not for everyone. Many feel much better with NDT (natural desiccated thyroid)... Armour, Westhroid, NatureThroid. I specialize in this and help people transition from synthetic to natural. A good book to read is "Stop the Thyroid Madness, II" of which I authored Chapter 3. Also check out www.GetMyThyroidFixed.com JP ...Read more

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What are efffects and results of cytomel (liothyronine) for hypothyroid?

What are efffects and results of cytomel (liothyronine) for hypothyroid?

Short-acting T3 (liothyronine): Cytomel (liothyronine) is the trade name for tri-iodothyronine, (t3). It is considered the active form of thyroid hormone, although all cells can convert T4 (the predominant product of the thyroid gland) into t3. Can be used to replace thyroid hormone, but it is short-lived. This means it must be taken multple times a day, and gives levels which are constantly going up and down (not ideal, hard to adjust). ...Read more

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Armour or Synthroid (thyroxine) which is better?

Armour or Synthroid (thyroxine) which is better?

Depends: Depends on your body. Some people do better on synthroid (thyroxine) and others do better on Armour. Everyone is different. The question is not which is the better medication. The question is which is better for you. ...Read more

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Can you mix losartan and synthroid (thyroxine)?

Can you mix losartan and synthroid (thyroxine)?

Yes: No interactions between the drugs although for best absorption, the thyroid med should be taken by itself with water. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroid symptoms be fast heart rate and insomnia? Will adding cytomel to Synthroid (thyroxine) help?

Can hypothyroid symptoms be fast heart rate and insomnia? Will adding cytomel to Synthroid (thyroxine) help?

Maybe hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism (too much circulating thyroid hormone) will often produce rapid heart rate and insomnia - along with other symptoms like diarrhea, weight loss, and jitteriness. Low thyroid may cause weight gain, sluggishness, coarse/dry skin, and constipation. Ask your care provider about your symptoms. Please do not "freelance" with Cytomel or synthroid, (thyroxine) as this may harm you! lgromko md. ...Read more

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Is armour/dessicated thyroid med really better than synthroid (thyroxine)?

No.: The short answer is no, there are no studies to show that desicated thyroid or Armour Thyroid are better than synthroid (thyroxine). You definitely should have this discussion with your endocrinologist, however. ...Read more

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I'm having a complete Thyroidectomy in a few wks. Will be put on 100mg levothyroxine. Should I be on Cytomel or natural desiccated thyroid as well?

I'm having a complete Thyroidectomy in a few wks. Will be put on 100mg levothyroxine. Should I be on Cytomel or natural desiccated thyroid as well?

Depends on response: Most people following thyroidectomy do fine on synthroid (levythyroxine) alone, as long as your thyroid functions are monitored and the dose is occasionally changed, if necessary. However, some people produce too much reverse T3, in which case t3 (cytomel) augmentation can be useful. Only a very small minority need desiccated thyroid. Again, monitoring is the key. ...Read more

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