Cytomel (sodium lyoteronin) is prescribed to patients suffering from hypothyroidism (a decrease in thyroid function), a disease in which thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Since this hormone is very important in metabolism regulation and energy metabolism in body, a low level of this hormone can lead to:
- weight gain;
- hair loss;
- sensitivity to cold;
- other manifestations.
Treatment with this drug is aimed at eliminating these symptoms. In addition, this drug is used in treatment of thyroid (goiter) enlargement, analysis of hyperthyroidism and treatment of autoimmune thyroiditis. However, this drug can not be used to reduce body weight.
Dosing and Administration
Before treatment beginning with tablets of Cytomel (sodium lyoteronin) it is necessary to consult the attending physician. The preparation contains 25 μg of active substance. In most cases, patients treated with hypothyroidism receive 25 μg once a day. A marked change in symptoms is usually observed 2 weeks after treatment onset. Dosage may be increased depending on patient’s response to ongoing treatment. Other diseases may require other dosage regimens, so before starting treatment it is necessary to undergo a medical examination from attending physician.
Possible side effects when taking Cytomel (sodium lyotyronin) include:
- decreased body weight;
- gastric colic;
- temporary hair loss;
- sweating and sensitivity to heat.
Inform your doctor about 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 are contraindicated taking this medication for purpose of treating 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 a history of any of the following diseases:
- kidney disease;
- any cardiovascular disease;
- chest pain;
- heart rhythm disturbances;
- heart attack;
- decreased pituitary function;
- adrenal glands.