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Liothyronine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Liothyronine

Generic Name : Liothyronine
Pronunciation : lye oh thye' roe neen
Latest prescription information about Liothyronine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y42.1 | Therapeutic Classification : Thyroid and Antithyroid Agents

Why is Liothyronine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a thyroid hormone, prescribed for myxedema. It is also used to treat goiter (enlarged thyroid gland). It reverses hypothyroidism symptoms.


When should Liothyronine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with untreated thyrotoxicosis, heart attack and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Liothyronine?

The recommended dose is 5 to 25 mcg per day.

How should Liothyronine be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as a single dose before breakfast every day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Liothyronine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or blood vessel disease, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may affect blood sugar level, monitor sugar level regularly.

Patient may experience with certain symptoms like shaking of the hands, nervousness, difficulty in sleeping, headache, change in appetite, diarrhea, weight loss etc., if it is so consult with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Liothyronine?

   Central Nervous System : Tremor, headache, nervousness, irritability and sleeplessness.
   Gastrointestinal : Weight loss, stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and increased appetite.
   Miscellaneous : Excessive sweating, fever, changes in menstrual cycle and sensitivity to heat.

What are the other precautions for Liothyronine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Liothyronine?

Store it at room temperature, and in an airtight container.

Learn more about Liothyronine's interaction with Food, Herbs and Caffeine

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Thermal007, India

My present TSH is 16. My doctor advised me for Eltroxin 25 mcg. Is it ok. Please guide me. Thanks S Chakrabarty

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