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Liothyronine Sodium 20 mcg

 

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About the drug:

The drug is used in the treatment of various thyroid problems. The main ingredient of the medicine is Liothyronine Sodium.

Uses of the drug:

The main purpose for which the medicine is used is to treat underactive thyroid i.e. hypothyroidism. Low thyroid hormones can happen under different circumstances. It can happen when the thyroid gland is injured by medication, radiation, removed by surgery or it may happen naturally too.

Working of the drug:

The medicine works by providing or replacing more thyroid hormone which is made by the thyroid gland under normal circumstances. It is basically a man made form of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone in the right quantity is essential to stay healthy. Hence it is extremely important that the normal level is restored using the medicine.

Manufacturer:

Liothyronine Sodium is manufactured by Amdipharm Mercury Company Limited. The drugs are available on our website under various pack sizes. To buy Liothyronine Sodium 20 mcg online visit alldaychemist.com

Dosage form and strengths:

The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:

  • Liothyronine Sodium 20 mcg

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Before you take the drug:

Do not take the drug if you are:

Allergic to the main ingredient Liothyronine Sodium or to any other ingredient of the drug.

Tell your doctor if you:

  • Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
  • Are breast feeding your baby
  • Have heart disease
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have diabetes
  • Are suffering from any other disease
  • Are allergic to any other medicine

Dosage:

How much to take the drug?

The usual starting dose of the medicine is 5 to 25 mcg per day. The dose of the medicine is adjusted after taking into consideration several factors such as age, weight, severity of condition, response to treatment and so on. Your doctor will prescribe you with the dose after examining you thoroughly.

How to take the drug?

The medicine needs to be taken usually once a day with water by mouth. It is to be taken with or without food as per the direction of your doctor.

For how long to take it?

The medicine is to be taken for the entire prescribed period. It must not be stopped in between without the approval of your doctor. In most of the cases Thyroid replacement treatment is taken for life.

Overdose:

In case of overdose of medicine you must seek medical attention immediately. Overdose sign and symptoms may include irritability, nervousness, headache, sweating, arrhythmia, menstrual irregularities and also increased bowel motility. There may be other symptoms as well.

Miss dose:

The missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the next dose then skip the missed dose and continue with the original schedule. Do not double dose to catch up.

Side effects of the drug:

Some of the side effects of the medicine include:

  • Chest pain
  • Increased heart rate
  • Heat intolerance
  • Excessive sweating
  • Tremor
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Hair loss
  • Irregular menstrual cycles

This is not a complete list of side effects that may happen. There are other side effects as well. In case of serious side effects one must consult doctor immediately.

Common drug interactions:

Drug interaction may change how a medicine works. It may increase the risk of several side effects. Keep a list of medicines that you use be it prescription, non prescription drugs or herbal medicine or even any dietary supplement and provide it to your doctor to check for drug interaction.

Never stop, start or change the dose of your medicine without the approval of your doctor and report him any discomfort that you may experience when you are taking the medicine along with other medicines.

Warning

Things to remember:

  • Store the medicine in a cool and dry place away from heat, light and moisture.
  • Use the medicine only for the purpose specified and not for any other purpose.
  • Do not share your medicine with anyone even if the person is suffering from the same symptoms.
  • Even after taking the medicines for a long time if there are no signs of improvement then you must make an appointment with your doctor and get yourself checked again.
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