Liothyronine

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your liothyronine as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Each time you get your blood tests to monitor your thyroid function, be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have missed any doses, as this may affect any dosage adjustments.

Is There a Generic Version of Liothyronine?

Currently, there are generic versions of this medication (see Generic Cytomel for more information).

Who Makes It?

Brand-name liothyronine (Cytomel) is manufactured by King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Strengths of Liothyronine

Liothyronine tablets come in the following strengths:
  • Liothyronine 5 mcg (0.005 mg)
  • Liothyronine 25 mcg (0.025 mg)
  • Liothyronine 50 mcg. (0.05 mg).
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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