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the pharmacy gave me liothyronine in place of my cytomel and I feel an instant change. I am so tired like I was when I first discovered I had thyroid problelms.

By August 24, 2010 - 4:41am
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This happened once before and I told the doctor that I needed cytomel only. Could it be that it doesn't work as well for me? Also there were two days after I ran out of cytomel that I didn't take it and I felt great. Is it possible that my body makes the t3 better on it's own? I have heard that, but when the doctor prescribed it a few yrs ago it really seemed to help......

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Hi farmdog - Cytomel and Liothyronine are the exact same drug. Cytomel is a brand name used by one manufacturer while Liothyronine is the generic name of the drug. http://www.drugs.com/cdi/cytomel.html

Many insurance companies are now mandating that patients receive the generic versions of drugs in order to reduce costs. That may be what happened in your case, and the pharmacist may have had no choice.

If you feel the medication is not working for you, or is causing problems, then it would be best to get back in touch with your doctor for advice.

Hope this information helps you, and that you're feeling better soon.

August 24, 2010 - 5:27pm
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