LIOTHYRONINE/CYTOMEL


- for hypothyroidism, T3 replacement; 
- Adult: initial dose of 25ug/24hr, then titration q1-2 weeks according to clinical response & thyroid function tests to maintenance of 25-75ug PO qd; 
- 25ug equivalent to 1 grain desiccated thyroid or .10 mg of levothyroxine; 
- Reduce dose in elderly



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Friday, December 16, 2011 3:43 pm