Liothyronine treats hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone). Liothyronine is administrated to treat or avert goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), and can be administrated as a part of a medical tests for thyroid problems. Liothyronine is not be used to cure obesity or weight problems.
Contra – indications:
It is not indicated to intake this medication if you have a thyroid disease called thyrotoxicosis, or an adrenal gland disturb that is not controlled by treatment.
Administrate the way as prescribed by your doctor. It is not indicated to take in larger or smaller amounts or longer than prescribed. Watch the directions on your prescription. This medicine is usually administrated once per day. The doctor may change your dose from time to time to make sure you get the best results. If you intend to turn to liothyronine from any other thyroid drug, stop using the other drug before you start taking liothyronine.
The common adult dose for thyroid suppression test: 5 to 100 mcg orally once a day for 7 days.
Radioactive (131) iodine uptake should be controlled before and after the administration of thyroid hormone. If thyroid function is not functioning normal, the radioactive iodine uptake should slow down significantly after the cure. A 50% or more of uptake inelimination dicates a normal thyroid-pituitary axis and rules out thyroid gland autonomy.
Liothyronine should be given carefully if there is a strong thyroid gland autonomy, as exogenous hormone effects will be additive to those of the endogenous source.
Liothyronine is a human form of a hormone that is normally produced by our thyroid gland to control the body's energy and metabolism. Liothyronine is administrated when the thyroid does not produce enough of this hormone on its own.
If you intend to take liothyronine, announce your doctor if you have heart disease, angina (chest pain), coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, diabetes, or problems with your pituitary or adrenal glands. Announce your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. To ensure that liothyronine working on your condition, your blood should be monitored often. The medicine should be taken as the doctor told you even if you feel good. There are cases when you will need to take thyroid hormone for the rest of your life. Contact the doctor if you meet any signs of thyroid toxicity, like chest pain, fast or pounding heartbeats, feeling hot or nervous or sweating more than usual.
Call for emergency help if you meet any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Common side effects may include periodically hair loss (especially in children). This is not the entire list of the side effects that may occur. Contact your doctor for medical help about side effects.
Call the emergency if you took an overdose of liothyronine.