Liothyronine treats hypothyroidism, a disease causing your thyroid gland to under-secrete thyroid hormone. If it upsets your stomach, try taking this medication with food.
Liothyronine is a prescription medication used to treat underactive thyroid, known medically as hypothyroidism. It is also used to treat goiters and to test for hyperthyroidism (a condition where the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone).
How is it given?
The dosage of thyroid hormones is determined by the indication and must in every case be individualized according to patient response and laboratory findings.
Cytomel (liothyronine sodium) Tablets are intended for oral administration; once-a-day dosage is recommended. Although liothyronine sodium has a rapid cutoff, its metabolic effects persist for a few days following discontinuance.