T-3 (Liothyronine Sodium B.P. 25mcg)
What is Cytomel?
Cytomel is a medicine used to treat low thyroid hormone levels and enlarged thyroid glands. It’s a synthetic hormone that helps regulate your thyroid. You can get it in generic form.
What are the side effects of Cytomel?
Cytomel can cause some side effects. The serious ones include headaches, irritability, trouble sleeping, feeling nervous, sweating more than usual, intolerance to heat, diarrhea, and changes in your menstrual cycle. If you have any of these symptoms, you should get medical help right away.
The common side effect is feeling nauseous. In rare cases, some people may experience temporary hair loss, especially when they first start taking Cytomel. If you notice any unlikely but serious signs of too much thyroid hormone, like headaches, irritability, trouble sleeping, feeling nervous, sweating more than usual, intolerance to heat, diarrhea, or changes in your menstrual cycle, tell your doctor immediately.
If you experience serious side effects like sudden vision loss, blurred vision, eye pain or swelling, fast or irregular heartbeats, chest fluttering, shortness of breath, dizziness, confusion, slurred speech, weakness in your arms or legs, trouble walking, or high fever, seek medical care or call 911 right away.
Remember, this list doesn’t cover all the possible side effects, so it’s important to talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
How should you take Cytomel?
For mild hypothyroidism, start with a daily dose of 25 mcg of Cytomel. The usual maintenance dose ranges from 25 to 75 mcg per day. The dosage may vary depending on your specific condition, so follow your doctor’s instructions.
Are there any interactions with other drugs or substances?
Cytomel may interact with other medications like birth control pills, blood thinners, digoxin, insulin or oral diabetes medication, medications that contain iodine, antidepressants, aspirin, or steroids. Make sure to inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking.
Can you take Cytomel during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Current information suggests that Cytomel may be used during pregnancy, but it’s important to consult your doctor before becoming pregnant. This medication can pass into breast milk, so it’s best to talk to your doctor before breastfeeding to make sure it’s safe.
Where can you find more information about Cytomel’s side effects?
You can find more detailed information about Cytomel’s side effects from our Cytomel (liothyronine sodium) Side Effects Drug Center. It provides a comprehensive view of the possible side effects associated with this medication.