Thyroid hormones

Applications of T3 (liothyronine sodium)
- Hypothyroidism, such as:
- inherited or acquired thyroid damage by e.g. Surgery, radiation or medication (primary thyroid hormone deficiency)
- Thyroid damage due to dysregulation in the brain areas pituitary or hypothalamus (secondary thyroid hormone formation weakness)
- benign goiter (goiter), with nor...

Applications of T3 (liothyronine sodium)
- Hypothyroidism, such as:
- inherited or acquired thyroid damage by e.g. Surgery, radiation or medication (primary thyroid hormone deficiency)
- Thyroid damage due to dysregulation in the brain areas pituitary or hypothalamus (secondary thyroid hormone formation weakness)
- benign goiter (goiter), with normal (euthyroid) thyroid function
- Prevention of recurrence of goiter (goiter), with normal (euthyroid) thyroid function
- Thyroid cancer, especially after surgery

Contraindications of T3 (liothyronine sodium)
Describes which illnesses or circumstances speak against the use of the drug, in which age groups the drug should / should not be used and if pregnancy and lactation speak against the use of the drug.
What speaks against an application?

Always:
- Hypersensitivity to the ingredients
- Acute myocardial infarction

Under certain circumstances - talk to your doctor or pharmacist:
- High blood pressure
- cardiac arrhythmia with accelerated pulse (tachycardia)
- heart failure
- coronary heart disease (circulatory disorders of the heart muscle)
- angina pectoris
- Arteriosclerosis (arteriosclerosis)
- Adrenocortical diseases, e.g. underactive
Pituitary diseases, e.g. underactive
- Hyperthyroidism, such as:
- thyroid autonomy (certain form of hyperthyroidism)

Which age group should be considered?
- Children under 4 years: No dosage information available for this age group.

What about pregnancy and lactation?
- Pregnancy: According to current knowledge, the drug has no harmful effects on your child's development or childbirth.
- Breast-feeding: According to current information, there are no indications that the medicinal product must not be used during breast-feeding.

If the product has been prescribed despite a contraindication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. The therapeutic benefit may be greater than the risk associated with the use of a counter-indication.
side effects
Side effects of T3 (liothyronine sodium)
Side effects are undesirable effects that may occur if the product is used as intended.
What adverse effects may occur?

For the drug, only side effects are described that have so far occurred only in exceptional cases.

If you notice a disability or change during treatment, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

For the information provided at this point, particular consideration is given to side effects that occur in at least one out of every 1,000 patients treated.
Important instructions
Important notes about T3 (liothyronine sodium)
Advice on the areas of allergies (concerning active ingredients and excipients), interactions, complications with food and beverages, as well as other warnings.
What should you pay attention to?
- Beware of allergy to iodine!
- Beware of allergy to binders (eg carboxymethylcellulose with E number E 466)!
- Beware of intolerance to lactose. If you have to follow a diabetes diet, you should consider the sugar content.
- There may be medicines that interact with. Therefore, you should always tell the doctor or pharmacist about any other medicine that you are already using before you start treatment with a new medicine. This also applies to medicines that you buy yourself, use only occasionally or have been used for some time.

interactions
interactions

If several drugs are used at the same time, interactions may occur. Effects and side effects of the drugs can be changed. Whether an interaction occurs depends on various factors.
Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist to determine if an interaction really does matter to you. Only a doctor or pharmacist can estimate your individual risk factors for an interaction. If necessary, the doctor or pharmacist can take appropriate action. Do not stop taking medicines prescribed by your doctor without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

Dosage and instructions for use


Dosage of T3 (liothyronine sodium)
How is the drug dosage?

The following dosage recommendations are given - the dosage for your specific illness should be discussed with your doctor:

In hypothyroidism:

Children from 4-12 years
Single / total dose: 1 / 2-1 tablet / once daily
Time: before the first meal (about 30 minutes)

Teenagers from 12 years and adults
Single / total dose: 1 / 2-2 tablets / once a day
Time: before the first meal (about 30 minutes)

For benign goiter and for prophylaxis after surgery:

Teenagers from 12 years and adults
Single / total dose: 1 / 2-1 tablet / once daily
Time: before the first meal (about 30 minutes)

Thyroid cancer, especially after surgery:

Teenagers from 12 years and adults
Single / total dose: 1-2 tablets / once a day
Time: before the first meal (about 30 minutes)

Elderly and debilitated patients: You may need to reduce the single dose in consultation with your doctor.
application Notes
Describes the correct use of the medicine and how long the medicine should / should be used.
The total dose should not be exceeded without consulting a doctor or pharmacist.

Type of application?
Take the medicine with liquid (for example, 1 glass of water).

Duration of application?
The duration of use depends on the type of complaint and / or duration of the disease and is therefore determined only by your doctor. In hypothyroidism: mostly lifelong; for prophylaxis and normal (euthyroid) thyroid function: months to lifelong.

Overdose?
It can cause a variety of overdose symptoms, including anxiety, agitation and arrhythmia with accelerated heart rate. If you suspect an overdose, contact a doctor immediately.

Forget about taking?
Continue to take the intake at the next prescribed time as normal (ie not twice the amount).

In general, pay attention to a conscientious dosage, especially in infants, toddlers and the elderly. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist for any implications or precautions.

A dosage prescribed by the doctor may differ from the information on a package leaflet. Because the doctor will tailor them individually, you should use the medicine as directed.

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