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How do I know if? The drug cytomel (liothyronine) is right for? My son?

How do I know if? The drug cytomel (liothyronine) is right for? My son?

See below: If your son was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, then he needs to take thyroid hormone of some form. If you have concerns about this specific med, then you need to discuss it with your child's doctor. However, not treating hypothyroidism can cause a lot of problems. ...Read more

Dr. Jesse Krakauer
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What is the treatment for cytomel (liothyronine) overdose?

What is the treatment for cytomel (liothyronine) overdose?

Carnitine: L-carnitine can block the entry of thyroid hormone into cells. It may be useful in thyroid storm or Cytomel (liothyronine) overdose. One may need to take 2 g or so. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cytomel (liothyronine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Cytomel (liothyronine) overdose?

Cytomel overdose: Cytomel (liothyronine) - taking an excessive or dangerous amount of this medication. ...Read more

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Can you have a cytomel (liothyronine) thyroid medication overdose?

Can you have a cytomel (liothyronine) thyroid medication overdose?

Absolutely: You can overdose on any medication. If you are concerned, talk to the doctor who prescribed you the medication for further directions. ...Read more

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What's a better hypothyroid medicine. Cytomel (liothyronine) or levothyroxin? I am on levothyroxin but heard it only raises t4 and not t3

What's a better hypothyroid medicine. Cytomel (liothyronine) or levothyroxin? I am on levothyroxin but heard it only raises t4 and not t3

Hypothyroid: Relax! Just make sure that you are taking the correct dose of Levothyroxin. As you begin thyroid medicine, you should have your doctor check your T4 every month or so until you and the doctor are convinced that your levels are OK. Won't take long to decide. ...Read more

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My TSH was 19, and I am on Synthroid (thyroxine). 175qd and cytomel 5mcg 3qd. I have been having migraines ever since they increased my medicine (2 weeks ago).?

My TSH was 19, and I am on Synthroid (thyroxine). 175qd and cytomel 5mcg 3qd. I have been having migraines ever since they increased my medicine (2 weeks ago).?

TSH: Increasing your medication makes sense as your TSH is elevated, however, I would discuss the headaches you are having since this increase with your physician. ...Read more

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What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?

What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?

No need.: Cytomel is useful when either a rapid rise, or a rapid fall, in thyroid hormone levels is needed. If there is need to adjust dosage in pregnancy, slower acting synthroid (thyroxine) works just fine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cytomel (liothyronine)?

Cytomel (liothyronine): Also known as t3, (liothyronine) is a precursor of thyroid hormone t4. Is occasionally used to boost antidepressants. Can elevate mood & cause irritability & sweating if in high doses. ...Read more

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My rt-3 is 24.1ng/dl freet-3 is 3.1pg/ml should I take sr-t3 or cytomel (liothyronine)?

Try and see: Some people may find they prefer one or the other. Both need to be dosed at least three times a day. You may do well on dessicated thyroid once a day with a T3 (liothyronine) boost. ...Read more

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Is there an adjustment period for cytomel (liothyronine)?

Yes: You need to adjust to another better and safer thyroid replacement such as brand name t4. Cytomel (liothyronine) can't be measured in the blood, is potentially toxic, only last for minutes to hours and should definitely be avoided. See a real doctor. ...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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How long does it take for cytomel (liothyronine) to kick in?

Very fast: Hi. Cytomel (liothyronine) is not like l-thyroxine. Cytomel (liothyronine) works within hours. And its duration of action is not more than 12-16 hours. ...Read more

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I accidentally took too much cytomel (liothyronine) yesterday; I still feel the strange feeling?

Time: Cytomel (liothyronine) can have a half life of 8-12 hours. By tomorrow you should be feeling better. ...Read more

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Can I take my multivitamin with my Cytomel?

Yes: Ok to take together. If in doubt can always take one and then the other 2 hours afterwards. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cytomel (liothyronine) use?

What are the side effects of cytomel (liothyronine) use?

Cytomel (liothyronine): Also known as t3, (liothyronine) is a precursor of thyroid hormone t4. Is occasionally used to boost antidepressants. Can elevate mood & cause irritability & sweating if in high doses. ...Read more

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Currently taking cytomel (liothyronine) and currently having lots of excess wind as in burping?

Enzymes: Sounds like poor digestion. Consider enzymes and betaine hcl. Consider probiotics and live cultured foods such as kombucha. ...Read more

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Effects of cytomel (liothyronine) and clenbutyrol?

Effects of cytomel (liothyronine) and clenbutyrol?

Bodybuilding?: Don't do either of those. Cytomel (liothyronine) will throw your thyroid panel off and you maybe on it for the rest of your life. Don't mess with your thyroid. Clenbuterol is a beta agonist only made in certain countries like mexico. Way too many side effects including palpitations, hypertension, and sudden death. You can get shredded without that crap! Strict diet and cardio. ...Read more

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Which is better sr-t3 or cytomel (liothyronine) for less side effects?

Usually T3 (liothyronine) SR: T3 sr is usually compounded with cellulose. This theoretically gives a slower absorption. Cytomel (liothyronine) can also work well if divided three to four times a day. Some use Cytomel (liothyronine) during the day and sr at bedtime. Others do better with some T4 on board. Everyone is different. Treatment must be individualized. ...Read more

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My T3 is running high on my current cytomel (liothyronine) medication, do I need to change?

T3 (liothyronine): Discuss with your doctor the results of your thyroid testing & the Cytomel (liothyronine) med. U r taking to see if further testing or adjustments in the med. Are needed. ...Read more

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Could taking 5mcg Cytomel (liothyronine) 1x/day in the morning possibly reduce my T3 over the day/night by messing with feedback?

Don't do it!: All that would happen is a rapid temporary rise in thyroid level, followed by a sudden drop as the cytomel (liothyronine) was metabolized and your endogenous thyroid level drops temporarily due to the increase from the Cytomel (liothyronine). Drink a cup of coffee instead, it's safer. ...Read more

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THIN -Turns out I don't need cytomel (liothyronine) but on 2mos, gained a bit of weight. 2 wks off. When will my face go back 2 normal;lost most, face still round?

No one: Should be on Cytomel, (liothyronine) particularly you. It acts quickly and only for a short period of time, doesn't give you normal levels of thyroid hormone, and is impossible to measure accurately in the blood. If you need replacement, stick with brand name T4 replacement instead. ...Read more

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Can 5 mcg of cytomel (liothyronine) cause insomnia?

Can 5 mcg of cytomel (liothyronine) cause insomnia?

Definitely: Cytomel (liothyronine) is not appropriate as a thyroid replacement medication. It has a short action, can be harmful, can't be measured in routine blood tests. Use only brane name T4 replacement at the correct level to keep thyroid lab normal. ...Read more

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Can Synthroid (thyroxine) and cytomel be taken at the same time?

Can Synthroid (thyroxine) and cytomel be taken at the same time?

Yes: In the morning, but you still have to wait an hour to eat or drink for an hour. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience weird blood sugar spikes while taking cytomel (liothyronine)?

Is it normal to experience weird blood sugar spikes while taking cytomel (liothyronine)?

No: I hardly remember a single case where thyroxine (or Cytomel (liothyronine) for that matter) is having any impact on blood sugar levels. If the reason in taking Cytomel (liothyronine) is autoimmune thyroiditis, then theoretically there is a risk of developing auto inflammation in the pancreas (about 10-15% of type I diabetics will develop autoimmune thyroiditis). Please discuss this with your endocrinologist. ...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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Anyone been on cytomel (liothyronine) for hypothyroid for a length of time and ok?

Anyone been on cytomel (liothyronine) for hypothyroid for a length of time and ok?

No: Your thyroid makes 90%t4, and a minimal amount of t3. Cytomel (liothyronine) is T3 and is a rapid form of thyroid medicine. It clears your system in a few hours. T4 has a half life of 7d just like your thyroid hormone. Best thyroid replacement is t4. T3 is supplemented if liver conversion is poor or you lack deiodinase. You will not feel well on T3 replacement since you are always running out. T4 is long acting. ...Read more

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Is cytomel safe to take? I don't feel Synthroid (thyroxine) is enough because I still feel bad

Go to your doctor: Cytomel (liothyronine) is mainly for supplementation of your t3, which is way more potent than your T4 and is the end product of your t4. Be careful in taking medicines that your doctor has not prescribed as if you cause hyperthyroidism, your heart status can also suffer. It is best to have your level checked and medicine adjusted. ...Read more

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Does cytomel (liothyronine) cause heat intolerance?

It can: Hi. If you take enough to make you hyperthyroid, even transiently, yes it can. ...Read more

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Can a person take Premarin (conjugated estrogens) and cytomel?

Can a person take Premarin (conjugated estrogens) and cytomel?

Yes: Hi. Yes, certainly. Just be aware that Premarin (conjugated estrogens) will increase levels of thyroxine binding globulin (TBG), which binds T4 (l-thyroxine) and T3 (Cytomel). I don't know your clinical circumstances, but just be aware that increased TBG may make less of the Cytomel dose available to your body. Also, be aware of the risks vs. Benefits of postmenopausal estrogen replacement. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have hashimotos. On Synthroid/Cytomel. Dr says Levels are normal. Lymphatic massages 1X a week. Still having a lot of symptoms. Frustrated!

I have hashimotos. On Synthroid/Cytomel. Dr says Levels are normal. Lymphatic massages 1X a week. Still having a lot of symptoms. Frustrated!

Hashimoto's: Hashimoto's disease often leads to hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hashimotos-disease/basics/definition/con-20030293 & http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypothyroidism/basics/definition/con-20021179. Unfortunately, symptoms can be vague & nonspecific. Worse, there's wide range of normal. Ask for higher dose then recheck TSH. ...Read more

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Does taking cytomel or Synthroid (thyroxine) to help lose weight?

Does taking cytomel or Synthroid (thyroxine) to help lose weight?

Thyroid weight loss: Thyroid hormones should never be used for weight loss. They may increase your metabolic rate, but will also increase appetite. And there is a large potential for side effects. Beside making you feel nervous, jittery, sweaty, they accelerate your heart to the point of serious problems and can cause mental health problems. ...Read more

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Have been put on cytomel (liothyronine) for depression gaining weight already will this stop?

Have been put on cytomel (liothyronine) for depression gaining weight already will this stop?

Common side effect: If this is causing you distress you should ask for a different medication. Depression should be lifting a bit after a few weeks of consistent medication. ...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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Hypothyroidism, prescribed synthroid & cytomel for decade+. Ran out of meds for 2 mo’s. Feel half dead. How long until meds help me feel normal again?

Three weeks?: May take about three weeks or so for your thyroid levels to correct again. Once that happens, you should start feeling better. ...Read more

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I am taking 5 mcg cytomel (liothyronine) and mononessa birth control. Over 6 weeks body temp isn't regulating and I get hot or super cold. Wake up hot. Why?

CHECK TFTS: Temperature instability may be a sign that the cytomel (liothyronine) needs to be adjusted. Also get other labs checked CBC /CMP/VitD /B12/Folate. UAC&S. Rule out underlying infection ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Cytomel (Definition)

Cytomel is a thyroid agent. ...Read more