Triiodothyronine, also known as T3 (triiodothyronine, liothyronine,) is a thyroid hormone used by the body in the processes of metabolism. A large variety of reasons can alter the body's ability to produce the normal amounts of Liothyronine. In such cases Triiodothyronine is taken to replace the body's natural hormone. Used as therapy for hypothyroidics, T3 may hold some promise as being a short-term fat burner and cognitive enhancer vicariously through the effects of thyroid hormones. T3 is fairly commonly used for fat loss, particularly in the context of anabolic steroid cycles. T3 is naturally produced in the body as a result of T4 (thyroxine) production by the thyroid. Oral administration of T3 can yield higher levels of serum T3 than would occur naturally, allowing faster fat loss and in some cases potentially greater GH production and greater anabolism.
Triiodothyronine is used in the following conditions:
- Low thyroid function
- Prevention and treatment of goiter growth or enlargement of the thyroid gland
- The goiter can be caused by radiation exposure, surgery, cancer or hormonal disbalance
- Fat loss.
Contraindications and Cautions:
Due to the fact that Liothyronine is a naturaly occuring hormone in a human body nearly everyone can use it. In certain cases however it should not be taken or the state of the organism should be monitored by your local health care professional:
- Hormonal problems of unidentified genesis
- Heart disease, coronary artery disease, angina, hypertension
Triiodothyronine is in the pregnancy category A meaning that it can be used during pregnancy and does not pass into the breast milk.
There are possible side-effects associated with Triiodothyronine that can affect individuals in different ways. If a side effect is stated here, that does not necessarily mean the fact that all people using Triiodothyronine will experience it or any other. Serious side effects like an allergic reaction (swelling, difficulty breathing, closing of throat or hives), vomiting, chest pain, shortness of breath or irregular heartbeat are rarely to occure. Other, less serious side effects consist of:
- leg cramps;
- tremors, nervousness, or irritability;
- menstrual irregularities;
- fever, sweating or heat sensitivity;
- diarrhea, changes in appetite, or weight loss;
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects reported by the drug's manufacturer. For more information about any other possible risks associated with Triiodothyronine, please read the information provided with Triiodothyronine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Adults: Starting dose of 10 or 20 micrograms every 8 hours, increasing after one week, if necessary, to the usual recommended daily dose of 60 micrograms in two or three divided doses.
Elderly Patients: 5 micrograms daily (Liothyronine sodium tablets can be crushed and triturated with lactose for administration as a powder).
It is important to tell your doctor or pharmacist what medicines you are already taking, including those bought without a prescription and herbal medicines, before you start treatment with Triiodothyronine. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medication while taking this one, to ensure that the combination is safe.
DO NOT SHARE Triiodothyronine with others. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, if needed during treatment, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials.