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Generic Cytomel

The patents for Cytomel have expired, and generic forms are now available. The generic tablets come in three strengths and are manufactured by Paddock Laboratories, Inc.

An Overview of Generic Cytomel

Cytomel® (liothyronine sodium) is a prescription medication used as thyroid replacement for people with an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). It is also used to treat goiters and can be used in some diagnostic tests for thyroid problems.
Brand-name Cytomel is made by King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The patents for this medication have expired, and generic forms are available.

Strengths of Generic Cytomel

Generic Cytomel tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Liothyronine 5 mcg
  • Liothyronine 25 mcg
  • Liothyronine 50 mcg.

Who Makes Generic Cytomel?

Currently, generic Cytomel is made by Paddock Laboratories, Inc.

What About "Compounded" Cytomel?

In some situations, your pharmacy may make ("compound") a liothyronine medication especially tailored to your needs. Your healthcare provider must write you a prescription for such a product, and the compounded product must be substantially different from Cytomel. For instance, the compounded product could be a different strength compared to Cytomel or perhaps may be made in a long-acting form. It is not legal for pharmacies to compound products that are exactly the same as commercially available products such as Cytomel.
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