Cytomel Medication Information
People who have been diagnosed with an underactive thyroid, known medically as hypothyroidism, may be prescribed Cytomel® (liothyronine sodium), a medication that works by increasing levels of T3 in the body. T3 is one of the hormones the thyroid normally produces. Cytomel is less likely to cause allergic reactions, since it is not made from animal thyroids, and may provide for more precise control of thyroid levels.
Although this medication is effective, Cytomel is not appropriate for everyone. Your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history in order to determine if this is the right treatment for you. For example, people with heart problems or diabetes may need to take a different thyroid replacement medicine.
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