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THYROLAR 2
Thyroid disease
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Drug Name:

THYROLAR 2 Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Liotrix (contains liothyronine sodium (T3) 25mcg and levothyroxine sodium (T4) 100mcg); tabs.

Company:
Allergan

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for THYROLAR 2:

Hypothyroidism.

Adult:

Hypothyroidism: initially one tab of Thyrolar 1/2 daily (long-standing myxedema: initially one tab of Thyrolar 1/4 daily); increase by one tab of Thyrolar 1/4 every 2–3 weeks; usual maintenance: one tab of Thyrolar 1 to one tab of Thyrolar 2 daily. Myxedema coma: see literature.

Children:

Hypothyroidism: <6months: one tab of Thyrolar 1/4 to one tab of Thyrolar 1/2 daily. 6–12months: one tab of Thyrolar 1/2 to one tab of Thyrolar 1/2 + one tab of Thyrolar 1/4 daily; 1–5yrs: one tab of Thyrolar 1/2 + one tab of Thyrolar 1/4 to one tab of Thyrolar 1 daily; 6–12yrs: one tab of Thyrolar 1 to one tab of Thyrolar 1 + one tab of Thyrolar 1/2 daily; >12yrs: more than one tab of Thyrolar 1 + one tab of Thyrolar 1/2 daily.

Contraindications:

Uncorrected adrenocortical insufficiency. Untreated thyrotoxicosis.

Warnings/Precautions:

Not for treatment of obesity. Cardiovascular disease, angina, elderly: use lower initial dose. Adrenocortical insufficiency. Monitor for craniosynostosis in infants. Pregnancy (Cat. A). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Monitor oral anticoagulants, hypoglycemics. Estrogens affect thyroid function tests. Toxicity with larger doses of sympathomimetics (e.g., anorectics).

See Also:

THYROLAR 1/4

THYROLAR 1/2

THYROLAR 1

THYROLAR 3

Pharmacological Class:

T3 and T4 (synthetic).

Adverse Reactions:

Hyperthyroidism; transient hair loss in children.

How Supplied:

Tabs—100

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