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Tertroxin 20mcg 100 tablets/pack


Tertroxin 20mcg 100 tablets/pack

Tertroxin (Cytomel) 20mcg

 

Product Name
Tertroxin 20mcg 100 tablets/pack
Also known as Cytomel
Active Ingredient
Liothyronine sodium (T3)
Manufacturer
Aspen
Product Type
Thyroid hormone (thyroxine)
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock

This product has been discontinued and we currently do not have an alternative available at this time.

Tertroxin tablets 20mcg contain liothyronine, the more active form of naturally occurring thyroid hormone, used to treat hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid and relieve symptoms caused by deficiency of thyroid hormone.

Tertroxin general information

What is Tertroxin used for?

Tertroxin tablets 20mcg (also known as Cytomel) are used in the management of severe chronic thyroid deficiency or hypothyroidism in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone needed to regulate the body’s growth and metabolism. This may be due to underactive thyroid; or as a result of an autoimmune disease (where the immune system is directed against self) called Hashimoto disease; or because the pituitary gland does not produce enough thyroid stimulating hormone. Tertroxin 20mcg tablets are used to help to relieve the symptoms of hypothyroidism (also known as myxoedema), including, tiredness, muscle weakness, cramps, feeling the cold, a slow heart rate, dry and flaky skin, hair loss, a deep husky voice and weight gain. Tertroxin tablets 20mcg are also used to treat coma due to myxoedema; and to treat or prevent thyroid goitre, an enlarged thyroid gland. Tertroxin tablets 20mcg are also used to increase low thyroxine levels (in addition to another drug called carbimazole), which may result from treatment for thyrotoxicosis or overactive thyroid gland, in which overproduction of thyroid hormones is the result of autoimmune disease (Graves disease) or inflammation of the thyroid gland.

How does Tertroxin work?

Tertroxin tablets 20mcg contain liothyronine (also known as triiodothyronine or T3), a synthetic form of naturally occurring (endogenous) thyroid hormone. The major effect of exogenous thyroid hormones is to increase the metabolic rate of body tissues. The thyroid gland produces mainly thyroxine (levothyroxine or T4) and a small amount of liothyronine, however, the major form of thyroid hormone in the blood is T4 which circulates bound to protein and is therefore not active. When it reaches the target tissue, T4 is released and converted to T3 which is 3-4 times more potent than T4 and acts rapidly by interacting with a specific receptor inside cells to stimulate proteins needed to manage and regulate a variety of processes, including how the body regulates temperature, metabolises nutrients and controls growth and development. Tertroxin tablets 20mcg are particularly useful for treating severe and acute symptoms of thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroid state) because of the rapid (occurring within a few hours), intensive and short-lived effect (24 to 48 hours) of liothyronine (T3 ).

What does Tertroxin contain?

Tertroxin tablets 20mcg contain the active ingredient liothyronine (L-triiodothyronine or LT3), a synthetic form of a natural thyroid hormone as the sodium salt, used to treat severe chronic thyroid deficiency or hypothyroidism. They also contain acacia, magnesium stearate, starch-maize, sodium chloride, lactose.

Treating underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) with Tertroxin

Tertroxin tablets 20mcg contain triiodothyronine or (T3), which is the more active form of naturally occurring thyroid hormone, and is used in the management of severe chronic thyroid deficiency or hypothyroidism in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone needed to regulate the body’s growth and metabolism. Tertroxin tablets 20mcg are used to help to relieve the symptoms of hypothyroidism (also known as myxoedema), including, tiredness, muscle weakness, cramps, feeling the cold, a slow heart rate, dry and flaky skin, hair loss, a deep husky voice and weight gain; also to treat coma due to myxoedema; and to treat or prevent thyroid goitre, an enlarged thyroid gland. Tertroxin tablets 20mcg are also used to increase low thyroxine levels which may result from treatment for thyrotoxicosis or overactive thyroid gland, in which overproduction of thyroid hormones is the result of autoimmune disease (Graves’ disease) or inflammation of the thyroid gland.

What are the side effects of Tertroxin?

Most of the side effects experienced with taking Tertroxin tablets 20mcg indicate that your dose is too high and may need adjusting. These include: headache, palpitations, sleep problems (insomnia), feeling nervous or irritable sweating, flushing, appetite changes, weight loss, muscle weakness/cramps, tremors.

When should Tertroxin not be used?

You should not use Tertroxin tablets 20mcg if you:
  • are allergic to thyroid hormones or any of the ingredients in Tertroxin 20mcg tablets
  • are looking for a treatment for obesity or to help you lose weight; this is not a weight loss product
  • are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding
  • have a history of chest pain, heart attack, heart blood vessel problems, or other heart problems, particularly in the elderly
  • have adrenal gland problems
  • are a diabetic taking antidiabetics or insulin, without discussion with your doctor, as Tertroxin tablets may affect your glucose tolerance
  • are taking other medications that may interact with Tertroxin tablets, such as anticonvulsants like phenytoin and carbamazepin, cardiac glycosides like digoxin, cholesterol-lowing drugs containing cholestyramine, tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, anticoagulants like warfarin, oral contraceptives containing oestrogen, insulin or oral hypoglycemic for diabetes

What medications interact with Tertroxin?

Several medications interact with Tertroxin and should either not be taken while you are taking Tertroxin or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:
  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction or increased side effects with Tertroxin: tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, anticoagulants like warfarin, cardiac glycosides like digoxin
  • Drugs that affect Tertroxin: cholesterol-lowing drugs containing cholestyramine, anticonvulsants like phenytoin and carbamazepin, oral contraceptives containing oestrogen
  • Drugs that are affected by Tertroxin: insulin or oral hypoglycemic for diabetes

How should Tertroxin be taken?

You should take your Tertroxin tablets 20mcg with a glass of water with or without food. The dose you take and how often depends on your condition and should be as recommended by your doctor; usually every 8 hours, or 2-3 times a day, and your dose may be increased after the first week. You may need to take your Tertroxin tablets 20mcg for a few weeks before you see an improvement and you should continue to take your Tertroxin tablets 20mcg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for life.

How long should you take Tertroxin?

You may need to take your Tertroxin tablets 20mcg for a few weeks before you see an improvement and you should continue to take your Tertroxin tablets 20mcg for as long as recommended by your doctor, which may be for life.

Missed dose of Tertroxin

If you miss a dose of Tertroxin tablets 20mcg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should Tertroxin be stored?

You should store your Tertroxin tablets 20mcg below 25°C in a cool dry place.


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