CYTOMEL Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 010379/001.

Names and composition

"CYTOMEL" is the commercial name of a drug composed of LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM.

Answered questions

Help with Synthroid and Cytomel please?
I am taking 0.125 mcg of Synthroid everyday. I have six months taking this medication and I am worse everyday. I am fat and tired all the time. My doctor is a little weird and when I asked her about take Cytomel (T3) she told me that I don't need that and she changed the subject immediately. I was reading and... Asked by Zaida Tyrer 3 months ago.

I am taking 0.125 mcg of Synthroid everyday. I have six months taking this medication and I am worse everyday. I am fat and tired all the time. My doctor is a little weird and when I asked her about take Cytomel (T3) she told me that I don't need that and she changed the subject immediately. I was reading and seems like many doctors are like that. I will buy the Cytomel online but I need to know how much I need to take with my Synthroid? 5 mg, 25 mg or 50 mg? I need to lose weight and feel strong again. Thanks! Answered by Lashawnda Mulloy 3 months ago.

The Cytomel dosage is roughly 5-10% of the T4 dosage. Many doctors will lower the T4 dosage when adding the T3 (Cytomel) However, usually the T4 dosage goes back up to where it was. When I was on T4 with Cytomel, I was on 75 mcg's of T4 and 5 mcg's of Cytomel. Your doctor won't add the Cytomel. How about switching to Armour or Thyrolar which are both T4 and T3. I have been on Levoxyl, Levoxyl with Cytomel, and finally on Armour. Each step was a little bit better. I do feel my best on Armour. Weight loss won't happen by adding T3. You'll have to diet and exercise as well. Remember once on t4/t3, you will be going by free t4 and free t3, not by tsh Answered by Meridith Lawrence 3 months ago.


Do you feel stressed out taking thyroid medicine Cytomel?
I had my thyroid removed twenty years ago and had been taking just synthyroid for twenty years, then I got insurance at my current job and was switched to levothyroxine, the generic form of synthyroid. I struggle with depression off and on, and tried several depression medicines and found that Lexapro worked for... Asked by Jeanett Mcconnel 3 months ago.

I had my thyroid removed twenty years ago and had been taking just synthyroid for twenty years, then I got insurance at my current job and was switched to levothyroxine, the generic form of synthyroid. I struggle with depression off and on, and tried several depression medicines and found that Lexapro worked for me, but had bad side effects and withdrawal side effects. A friend stumbled aross a book in my library, and gave it to me to read, "The Thyroid Solution", and in it, it stated that people that have had a total thyroid removal can suffer from depression, and there were some patients of the author that where on a T4/T3 treatment and where doing just awesome on it. So after reading that, I wanted to try it. I mentioned it to my doctor, and he prescribed me 5mcg of Cytomel to take once a day. I have been taking this stuff for a month along with the 150mcg of Levothyroxine once a day in the mornings. I feel more stressed out than when I was just taking the synthyroid by itself. I do feel like my confidence and esteem have really improved, but the stress is just unbearable. Is there anybody here in the answers community that can give me any information or advice. Should I stick with taking Cytomel, is there the chance Im hoping for that it well help to get off the anti-depressants. I've really got high hopes for this T4/T3 treatment that it does in fact work to help depression and to give us thyroid removed people our life back. Your information and time is more than appreciated. Thanks. Answered by Mellisa Daisley 3 months ago.

I begain taking Cytomel( T3) today and will use this thread to record my experiences. First a short history. I am 54 years old and have had symptoms for 20 years. My earliest symptoms began following two successive surgeries in 1984. At that time my main problems were feeling unwell, with flu or allergy-like symptoms, excessive daytime sleepiness, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and fatique. Each year I became worse, with new symptoms starting with each illness or major stress. Each year I thought for sure that I couldn't get any worse only to be proven wrong. I have been evaluated by specialists several times (some more than once). Always being told that no cause could be found. This past June I came down with bronchitis (which wasn't that bad) but as I was getting better my health suddenly took a dramatic nose-dive. For the first time I cannot safely walk and can stand for just a couple of minutes at a time. I stumble around the house and am to weak to walk up or down steps without help. The pain is widespread, mostly around tendons, ligaments and joints. All this added to my existing symptoms of inability to remember or figure out anything and fatigue. (My problems of excessive daytime sleepiness and reduced level of alertness responded well to treatment with 8mg prednisone a day for adrenal involvement.) I have many other symptoms but to be as brief as possible have focused on the most disturbing. OK... this brings me to today. My doctor agreed that I may benefit from large doses of T3 (more on that later) . So, this morning I took my first dose of 75mcg of Cytomel (T3). I have been recording my bood pressure, pulse and temperature regularly and will continue this. I will post my daily or weekly results here. I appreciate any and all comments and will try to respond to all questions. I hope that these posts will give me a written record of my progress (if any) and offer hope to everyone who reads them. Answered by Twanda Dajani 3 months ago.


Is anyone taking cytomel for hypothyroid and if so how is it working?
Asked by Candra Boullion 3 months ago.

I just started Cytomel four weeks ago after my thyroid was removed. The first few days were a little "off." Cytomel takes a few hours to be fully absorbed. I would get a little boost as it was absorbing. Sometimes I got jittery for a half hour or so. Othertimes I would get "clippy" or "chirpy" in my speech - I can't think of how to describe it. Kind of like a nervous little bird. After about four days, I hardly noticed any ups and downs, and have been pretty steady, at one energy level, most of the day. The doctor explained that it is normal to have more symptoms when you first start. I was still lower energy than I used to be, had a blood test done, and confirmed I just needed to increase my dosage. I started at 25 mcg, now taking 50 mcg. I am150 lb, completely hypothyroid. It seems to help if you take it the same time each day, preferably morning. Also, some foods inhibit the absorption or bind with it. Don't eat right after. Don't consume anything high in calcium or fibre for at least an hour. It may reduce the effectiveness. Overall, it is working alright for me. Other people describe severe symptoms - hyper or hypo. It is a harder drug to manage than Synthroid, so just be aware of any symptoms and make sure your levels are monitored until they get the dosage right. In my case, this is a temporary drug, while I wait for further cancer treatment and then switch to Synthroid. I don't believe it is recommended for long-term use in place of Synthroid, but have heard of people using them together successfully. Answered by Carey Scally 3 months ago.

I took it with Levoxyl and it made a big difference. Levoxyl alone did nothing. When I added the Cytomel symptoms such as hairloss, fatigue, and muscle and joint aches went away. I did this protocol for 2 years, eventually I switched to Armour and feel even better. People who are on straight Cytomel, may feel best if they split their dose in half...taking half in the morning ad half in the afternoon. This is how I take my Armour because of the T3 in it. This way, it provides energy all day long Answered by Allena Juckett 3 months ago.


Which one has the best effects Cytomel t3/t4 vs Clenbuterol?
Hey just wanna get people's input on which was better. I wanted to get clenbuterol since I'm familiar with it and its results but right now I can't afford to drop $100 right now. Cytomel t3/t4 was my next choice to get but I wanted to know more about it from someone who had taken it and what their... Asked by Jeffrey Landherr 3 months ago.

Hey just wanna get people's input on which was better. I wanted to get clenbuterol since I'm familiar with it and its results but right now I can't afford to drop $100 right now. Cytomel t3/t4 was my next choice to get but I wanted to know more about it from someone who had taken it and what their results were. If you know of any other sites to get real legit clen for cheap that would be awesome. Thanks Holly Answered by Jani Figueron 3 months ago.

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How much did cytomel help boost your energy if taken with Welbutrin XL?
I have been checked for low thyroid, and it has not been an issue for me, but I have similar symptoms...He said it has been used as a booster for Welbutrin and other anti depressants...Thank you DNA for your answer!!! I appreciate the insight! Asked by Alvaro Loria 3 months ago.

My psychiatrist gave this to me, to help boost the effects of my Welbutrin, which seems to have gone flat on me. I am experiencing more depression and lack of energy on 300 of Welbutrin, and Lexapro. Under stress as well, but was feeling ok 3 months ago when I went to see him and not so well this time. He actually had the audacity to make it sound like I was making my symptoms up...although he has never been very nice to me. I was assigned to him, so it's not like I picked him, but I am trying to get in to see another one in that facility. Just need to know if it helped anyone and how soon the effects started occuring...Thanks! Answered by Nathalie Laflore 3 months ago.

Cytomel should not be used unless you have a thyroid problem or fibromyalgia. Is it possible that you have a thyroid problem after all and that's why you need the antidepressants. Depresson is a big symptom of having an underactive thyroid. If this s the case, Cytomel will help with the depression and fatigue. I added 5 mcg's to Levoxyl a few years back and it made a huge difference i how I feel. I am now on Armour though and feel even better. I just wanted to add that quite often thyroid tests are done at the wrong time of day or the results are read wrong. Thyroid testing needs to be done first thing in the morning only/ Also, a TSH over 2.0 is not normal. Better tests are free t4 and free t3. Low T3 levels could cause dfepression and mood changes. Free t3 level should be midrange or above. Answered by Micah Cinar 3 months ago.

Nope, I feel it might simply hold you conscious, make you have to pee and provide you a sugar rush and do not they've tons of energy in them- so customarily ultimately might truthfully minimize your metabolism. Answered by Mina Brazle 3 months ago.


CYTOMEL THYROID MEDICINE?
HAS ANYONE EVERY TAKEN THIS MEDICINE, AND IF SO, WHAT SIDE AFFECTS DID YOU EXPERIENCE? DID YOU NOTICE EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS? Asked by Altha Penatac 3 months ago.

LIOTHYRONINE (Brand Name - Cytomel®) is for people whose thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Replacing thyroid hormone can improve symptoms of thyroid deficiency such as slow speech, lack of energy, weight gain, hair loss, dry thick skin, and unusual sensitivity to cold. Liothyronine also helps to treat a condition called goiter, which is an enlarged thyroid gland. Liothyronine tablets may also be used as a diagnostic agent. Generic liothyronine tablets are not available. Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: • difficulty breathing, wheezing, or shortness of breath • chest pain • excessive sweating or intolerance to heat • fast or irregular heartbeat or pulse rate • nervousness • skin rash or hives • swelling of ankles, feet or legs Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): • changes in appetite • changes in menstrual periods • diarrhea • fever • hair loss • headache • irritability • leg cramps • nausea, vomiting • tremors • trouble sleeping • weight loss- I have not taken this medication, but as I am aware of it broused the net and got these information for you. Hope it is helpful.- Answered by Jene Ollar 3 months ago.


Hypothyroidism and Cytomel?
I forgot to add that I have been on several antidepressant medications prior to trying the Cytomel...all of them have either not worked at all or worked for a little bit and then stopped. Asked by Lauretta Schebler 3 months ago.

I have suffered from depression for a long time. Lately it has worsened. My psychiatrist sent me for blood work and found that my thyroid level is low and put me on Cytomel. Has anyone here taken this before? What kind of side effects did you have? Do you think it helped you? How long did it take before you started noticing a difference in how you felt? Thanks! Answered by Mirta Sember 3 months ago.

Cytomel is a synthetic T3 thyroid hormone (triiodothyronine). It has many effects on the body which can basically be summed up by turning up the furnace. Hypothyroidism is a relatively common cause of secondary depression and it is not surprising that you did not respond to antidepressive medications before as these do not treat the underlying cause. The effects of this medication do not fully develop until 3-4 weeks after starting treatment, although you should notice a gradual improvement after the first week. You may not feel spectacular, but you should be feeling more "normal." Periodic blood tests should be done every 4-6 weeks to make sure you are on the right dose. Good luck. Answered by Shara Digioia 3 months ago.


Anyone on Cytomel ? I'd like to hear Experiences. ?
I have been prescribed Cytomel and would like to hear what experience people have had with it. Recommend it or not? Asked by Nelle Vanschoiack 3 months ago.

It depends on why you were prescribed the cytomel in the first place, and the quantity (mcgs) of the amount that you are taking. For me, I didn't have any choice. I had an RAI (nuked my thyroid gland) 14 yrs ago and took T4 (Levoxyl) for followup. Long story short, I developed vestibular symptoms (vertigo, etc) and then about 4 years later, I developed Fibromyalgia so badly that we were price checking electric wheel chairs. Come to find out, my body was not converting the T3 from the T4 supplement that I was taking. Within 1 week of taking the Cytomel (1.75 mcgs three times per day).....my body returned to a nomal state of being and the Fibromyalgia almost disappeared completely! I stumbled across a web site that this Dr (Dr John C. Lowe) claims that oftentimes Fibromyalgia may be caused by a thyroid condition. My sister (who is not a thyroid patient, but had severe Fibromyalgia) too, took 5mcgs in the am and 5 mcgs in the pm....and her Fibromyalgia pain went away too! A note: Both me and my sisters TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test results were within the 'normal' ranges. I became extreme chemical sensitive due to the Fibro....hence the reason why I started out at such low doses of the cytomel. Cyotmel saved my life! Answered by Sophie Despard 3 months ago.


Ca I take cytomel along with ephedra?
I am Taking Cytomel and at the same time taking lipodrine that has ephedra on it once a day. is that effective for loss weight/ Asked by Janis Fluke 3 months ago.

Cytomel can cause your heart to race all by itself, so I wouldn't use the ephedra. If you are stable on Cytomel, then don't mess with anything that can cause your heart to race. More important in weight loss is having the free t4 level midrange and the free t3 level high in range. Answered by Juan Minifield 3 months ago.


Has anyone taken cytomel (T3) to help with weight control/loss who does not have a thyroid condition?
I am overweight and must lose weight for career reasons. I was blasting off pounds however I am struggling a little currently. I believe this is becuase I am not putting on enough muscle mass to up my maintains cals so cal restriction has fewer benifits and working out is not quite as productive. Recently... Asked by Chia Vala 3 months ago.

I am overweight and must lose weight for career reasons. I was blasting off pounds however I am struggling a little currently. I believe this is becuase I am not putting on enough muscle mass to up my maintains cals so cal restriction has fewer benifits and working out is not quite as productive. Recently several people have recommed Cytomel (T3) to me as a way of pushing past my current plateau. It is a thyroid hormone. The recommendation is 25 mg for 4 days, 50 mg for another 4 day, then 75 mg for 5 weeks then a cycle down after that. Has anyone done this....? What happened? Answered by Lillian Gerdeman 3 months ago.

cytomel is a prescription drug, and unless you have a thyroid problem, no doctor is going to prescribe this medication for you...I would highly recommend that you do not take these meds if you can get them under the table as you may be putting your hormones out of whack... You will also experience some nasty side effects on such a high dose...I know cause I was on this medication.. Best advice on weight loss is to keep working out and eating healthy and you will get through the plateau... I ask you what is the point of losing weight, if you are putting your health at risk...it's kind of defeating the purpose, don't you think? Answered by Eulalia Rosebrock 3 months ago.

I do have a thyyroid problem and I was once on Cytomel with Levoxyl. I was only on a very small dose because Cytomel is very powerful. I know plenty of people that could even use the smal dose because it made their heart's race. For me, it was fine, but I do have a thyroid problem and I was only on a small amount. However, using it when you don't have a problem may cause your thyroid gland to depend on the Cytomel and eventually it will slow down its production of thyroid hormone making you become hypothyroid. If you cannot lose weight with diet & exercise, then investigate it with blood work. It's quite possible that you already do have a thyroid problem or insulin resistance. This can be determined by having a MORNING ONLY TSH, Free T4, Free T3, a thyroid antibody test, a fasting glucose, and a fasting insulin. Answered by Samuel Scheibner 3 months ago.

Cytomel Weight Loss Answered by Reina Koutz 3 months ago.

I've tried many diets and couldn't make anything work. Since having my first child, I've been carrying around an extra 30 pounds. This diet just made sense and showed me that everything I was doing before was wrong and a waste of my time. The plan was so refreshing and so simple to follow. I did everything plan said and lost 23 pounds in the first three weeks. I'm now starting the diet again to lose 7 more pounds. This plan has changed my life. Get started today! Answered by Sean Geisler 3 months ago.

T3 is only to be replaced if it is low, like your other thyroid med(s). You can have it checked, which you should if you have thyroid problems, but a Dr. will not replace it if your body is producing it. When you have thyroid problems you have to be very patient with weightloss, it takes a lot longer to see the effects. Answered by Clare Stubby 3 months ago.

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
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010379/002 CYTOMEL LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 0.025MG BASE
010379/003 CYTOMEL LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM TABLET/ORAL EQ 0.05MG BASE

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