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CYTOMEL® (liothyronine sodium)

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WARNING: NOT FOR TREATMENT OF OBESITY OR FOR WEIGHT LOSS

  • Thyroid hormones, including CYTOMEL, either alone or with other therapeutic agents, should not be used for the treatment of obesity or for weight loss.
  • In euthyroid patients, doses within the range of daily hormonal requirements are ineffective for weight reduction.
  • Larger doses may produce serious or even life-threatening manifestations of toxicity, particularly when given in association with sympathomimetic amines such as those used for their anorectic effects [see Adverse Reactions (6), Drug Interactions (7.7), and Overdosage (10)].
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