Liothyronine 25 mcg is a man-made form of a hormone that is normally produced by your thyroid gland to regulate the body’s energy and metabolism. it is give when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own. click more: Liothyronine
tablet treats hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone). Liothyronine is also give as part of a medical test for thyroid disorders.
it is also use together with surgery and radioactive iodine therapy in people with thyroid cancer.
tablet should not used to treat obesity or weight problems.
it may also use for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Liothyronine should not use to treat obesity or weight problems.
You may not able to use liothyronine if you have an adrenal gland problem that is not controll by treatment.
Stop taking liothyronine and call your doctor if you have symptoms of thyroid toxicity, such as chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, feeling hot or nervous, or sweating more than usual.
Before taking this medicine
Since thyroid hormone occurs naturally in the body, almost anyone can take liothyronine. However, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have an adrenal gland problem that is not controlled by treatment.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- problems with your pituitary or adrenal gland;
- heart disease, angina (chest pain);
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
- diabetes; or osteoporosis or low bone mineral density.
How should I take liothyronine?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of liothyronine, and doses are generally lower for people in this age group.
If you are switching to liothyronine from any other thyroid medicine, stop using the other medicine before you start taking liothyronine.
Liothyronine doses are based on weight (especially in children and teenagers). Your dose needs may change if you gain or lose weight.
When given as part of a thyroid suppression test, you will need to take liothyronine for several days in a row in preparation for the test. Tell your doctor if you miss any doses during this time.
Your thyroid function will need to be tested often. Even if you have no symptoms, tests can help your doctor determine if this medicine is effective.
If you need surgery, tell your surgeon you currently use this medicine. You may need to stop for a short time.
This medicine can affect the results of certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using liothyronine.
Keep using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. You may need to take thyroid medication for the rest of your life.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.