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Liothyronine Dosage

Liothyronine Dose for Goiters

For treating a goiter, the usual recommended starting liothyronine dosage is 5 mcg once daily. Your healthcare provider may increase your dose by 5 or 10 mcg every one to two weeks as necessary until a dose of 25 mcg a day is reached. After that, your healthcare provider may increase your dose by 12.5 to 25 mcg every one or two weeks. Most people end up taking 75 mcg of liothyronine a day.

General Information on Dosing With Liothyronine

Some considerations for people taking liothyronine include the following:
  • Liothyronine comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take your dosage any time of the day, but it is best to take it consistently at the same time each day.
  • You can take liothyronine with food or on an empty stomach. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Liothyronine will not work if you stop taking it.
  • A lower dosage or a slower increase in the dose may be recommended for children or elderly individuals.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or liothyronine dosing in general, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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