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Is NiceRx a Cytomel coupon provider?

NiceRx does not provide Cytomel coupons, discount cards or copay cards. We do not offer printable Cytomel manufacturer coupons, Cytomel discounts, rebates, Cytomel savings cards, trial offers, or free samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access patient assistance programs.

Cytomel patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

How much does Cytomel cost without insurance?

Cytomel prices without insurance will vary by retailer. As a guide, Cytomel oral tablets 5 mcg will typically cost around $220 for 100 tablets.

How much does Cytomel cost with insurance?

Your individual healthcare plan will determine the copay of Cytomel with insurance. To find out what you will need to pay, contact your pharmacist or insurance provider. They will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance.

What is Cytomel?

Cytomel is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication distributed by Pfizer Inc. Cytomel is an L-triiodothyronine used for thyroid replacement and the treatment of:

  • Hypothyroidism – as a replacement in thyroidal, pituitary, and hypothalamic congenital or acquired hypothyroidism
  • Pituitary thyrotropin (thyroid-stimulating hormone, TSH) suppression – alongside surgery and radioiodine treatment to manage well-differentiated thyroid cancer
  • As a diagnostic agent in thyroid suppression tests to diagnose mild hyperthyroidism or thyroid gland autonomy

Symptoms of low thyroid hormone include feeling tired, muscle aches, constipation, dry skin, weight gain, slow heartbeat, or feeling cold.

Cytomel is not recommended for the suppression of benign thyroid nodules and nontoxic diffuse goiter in patients with sufficient iodine, for the treatment of hypothyroidism during the recovery stage of subacute thyroiditis, Myxedema coma, or for the treatment of obesity and weight loss.

What doses of Cytomel are available?

Cytomel is available in tablet form, in the following doses: 5 mcg, 25 mcg, and 50 mcg.

When switching to Cytomel, discontinue levothyroxine therapy and begin Cytomel treatment at a low dose. Increase the dose gradually according to the patient’s response. Your thyroid function will need to be tested often.

Please read the drug information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Cytomel active ingredients

Cytomel contains liothyronine sodium as the active ingredient.

Cytomel side effects

The most common side effects of Cytomel in clinical trials include:

  • Hyperthyroidism – symptoms include arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, dyspnea, headache, anxiety, trouble sleeping, muscle weakness, increased appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, heat intolerance, menstrual changes, and skin rash
  • Temporary hair loss

In rare instances, Cytomel can cause more serious adverse effects. These can include:

  • Cardiac adverse reactions in the elderly and in those with underlying cardiovascular disease
  • Acute adrenal crisis in patients with adrenal insufficiency
  • Incomplete treatment of hypothyroidism
  • Worsening of diabetic control
  • Decreased bone mineral density
  • Serious or even life-threatening manifestations of toxicity at doses above the range of daily requirements

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Cytomel against your risk of side effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions of Cytomel to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Cytomel drug interactions

Cytomel can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Medications that decrease the absorption of liothyronine such as products that contain aluminum or magnesium, antacids, sucralfate, calcium supplements, iron supplements, and bile acid-binding resins (such as cholestyramine, colestipol, colesevelam), sodium polystyrene sulfonate. Take these medications at least 4 hours before or after liothyronine
  • Antidiabetes medications such as insulin, glyburide, metformin
  • Birth control pills
  • Anticonvulsants such as carbamazepine, phenytoin
  • Digoxin
  • Estrogens
  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, imipramine
  • Blood thinners such as warfarin

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Cytomel.

Cytomel contraindications

You should not use Cytomel if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient liothyronine sodium
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Cytomel
  • Have uncorrected adrenal cortical insufficiency

Talk to your doctor before using Cytomel if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Cytomel
  • Have problems with your pituitary or adrenal gland
  • Have heart disease such as angina (chest pain), heart failure, irregular heartbeat, or heart attack
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have a bleeding disorder
  • Have diabetes
  • Have osteoporosis or low bone mineral density
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

Cytomel generic

Cytomel is the trademark brand name for liothyronine sodium distributed by Pfizer Inc. A generic version of liothyronine sodium is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Cytomel savings through NiceRx.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.