A person cannot live without thyroid hormones. Lack of the thyroid’s own hormones thyroxine T4 and triiodothyronine T3 is common. Due to normal functioning, the thyroid gland produces the prehormone thyroxine, which is converted in the kidneys, skin, liver and brain to the hormone T3 – liothyronine. This active T3 hormone, which provides energy to the body, regulates metabolism, growth, blood flow and overall development. Lack of these hormones slows down these processes.
It is important when a problem is identified to compensate for the lack of T3 hormone in the body. In this case, Tyromel (Liothyronine, Cytomel) may be prescribed. These drugs are used in hormone replacement therapy based on artificial thyroid hormone.
Application and dosage.
Tiromel is prescribed only according to the testimony of an endocrinologist, who determines the scheme and duration of treatment. As a general rule, take one Tiromel tablet per day. Improvement occurs within the first two weeks of admission. The drug is used by bodybuilders to boost metabolism and reduce body weight.
It’s important to know.
Reduced standards of liothyronine can lead to disturbances in the functioning of the human body, in particular problems with body weight, increased sensitivity to cold and more.
Tiromel (liothyronine sodium) (sometimes also called liothyronine T3) is given to patients with hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Because this hormone plays an important role in regulating metabolism and energy metabolism in the body, low levels of this hormone can lead to weight gain, hair loss, sensitivity to cold, and other symptoms.
Treatment with this drug is aimed at eliminating these symptoms. Also, this medication is used in the treatment of enlarged thyroid gland (goiter), in testing for hyperthyroidism, and in the treatment of autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). However, this drug cannot be used to reduce body weight.
Dosage and direction
Before starting treatment with Tiromel (liothyronine sodium) tablets, you should consult your doctor. The drug contains 25 micrograms of active ingredient. In most cases, in the treatment of hypothyroidism, patients are prescribed 25 micrograms once a day. A noticeable change in symptoms is usually observed 2 weeks after the start of treatment. The dose may be increased depending on the patient’s response to treatment.
Other diseases may require different dosage regimens, therefore, before starting treatment, it is necessary to undergo a medical examination by your doctor.
Possible side effects when taking Tyromel (liothyronine sodium) include:
- stomach colic;
- temporary hair loss;
- sweating and heat sensitivity.
Tell your doctor if you experience any side effects. In rare cases, serious side effects may develop. If you have chest pain or other serious symptoms, you should seek emergency medical attention.
Patients with normal thyroid function should not take this medicine for the treatment of obesity. There is a risk of a serious reaction and possible death if the drug is taken in combination with other diet pills.
Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any of the following conditions: kidney disease, diabetes, any cardiovascular disease, chest pain, heart rhythm disturbances, heart attack, decreased heart function pituitary or adrenal glands.