T3 TERTROXIN (CYTOMEL) 20MCG X 100 TABLETS (PHARMACEUTICAL)
- Rapid action: T3 Tertroxin is a relatively fast-acting thyroid hormone medication compared to levothyroxine, which is the synthetic form of the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4). It can quickly increase the levels of T3 in the body, which may be beneficial in certain situations where rapid correction of hypothyroidism is needed.
- May relieve symptoms of hypothyroidism: T3 Tertroxin can help relieve the symptoms of hypothyroidism, such as fatigue, weight gain, constipation, and depression, by replenishing the low levels of thyroid hormones in the body. It may provide more immediate relief of symptoms compared to T4-only medications.
- Can be used as an adjunct therapy: T3 Tertroxin can be used as an adjunct therapy in combination with levothyroxine for patients who continue to experience symptoms of hypothyroidism despite being on T4-only medications. It may be helpful in improving symptoms and quality of life in select cases.
- Requires careful dosing and monitoring: T3 Tertroxin has a short half-life and may require more frequent dosing compared to levothyroxine, which has a longer half-life. This may necessitate more frequent monitoring of thyroid hormone levels to ensure proper dosing and avoid over or under replacement, as excessive levels of T3 can lead to hyperthyroidism.
- Potential for side effects: Like any medication, T3 Tertroxin has the potential for side effects. Common side effects may include palpitations, increased heart rate, tremors, nervousness, and insomnia. In some cases, it can also exacerbate symptoms of hyperthyroidism, such as weight loss, anxiety, and irritability.