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Cytomel

Levothyroxine (Synthroid) is a synthetic version of T4, and liothyronine (Cytomel) is a synthetic version of T3. Both are used for the treatment ofhypothyroidism, but levothyroxine is preferred because T3 is absorbed from the intestine very rapidly, and this may cause mild thyroid hormone toxicity (hyperthyroidism) in some patients.

 

Read the full discussion about Cytomel vs Levothyroxine at http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=16899.

 

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