General information about T3-MAX-25 in Belgium
T3-MAX-25 Liothyronine, or T3 (L-triiodothyronine) is one of the thyroid hormones, synthesized and secreted by the thyroid gland. T3 contains three iodine atoms and is derived from the peripheral monodeiodination of T4 (at the 5th position of the iodothyronine nucleus), T3 is the main hormone delivered and used by the tissues. Thyroid hormones increase oxygen consumption in the majority of body tissues, Both T3 and T4 increase basal metabolic rate (BMR) and metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Therefore, thyroid hormones exhibit significant effects on all organs and are crucial in CNS development.
T3-MAX-25 (Liothyronine) in Belgium is mainly used as replacement or adjunctive therapy in patients with hypothyroidism except for transient hypothyroidism during the recovery phase of subacute thyroiditis.
T3 is a tyrosine-based hormone produced by the thyroid gland. Although the major form of thyroid hormone in the blood is thyroxine (T4), T4 is converted to the more active form T3 (liothyronine) by deiodinases in peripheral tissues. Thyroid hormones are essential for the development and differentiation of all cells in the human body. They regulate the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, as well as the way individual cells use energy compounds. Thyroid hormone derivatives initiate their downstream effects through binding to thyroid hormone nuclear receptors (TRs).In an active bound state, TR can regulate gene expression by direct interaction with DNA components. Various intercellular signaling pathways lead to a direct effect on metabolism, T3 promotes an increase in BMR, protein synthesis and sensitivity to catecholamines (eg adrenaline).
Cytomel should be taken orally, with or without food according to the prescribed dosage schedule. It works best, when taken at the same time each day and for at least a few weeks to relieve the symptoms of a patient's condition.
Dosage in Belgium
Cytomel should be taken 4 hours apart from calcium salts (such as calcium carbonate), cholestyramine or sucralfate. Double doses should not be taken at any time, Missed dose – should be taken as soon as possible, unless it is time for the next dose, in which case the missed dose should be skipped and the Regular dosing schedule should be followed.