Over 20 years ago endocrinologists had experience with hormone compound pills containing both T4 and T3. Those physicians who had the opportunity to use these compounds know that patients frequently seem to do better with them than with the more traditional T4 (Synthroid, L-thyroxine, Levoxyl etc.). For various reasons most companies stopped producing combination thyroid hormone pills two decades ago.
BCT303 utilizes Liothyronine, Sodium as the active ingredient, the same Liothyronine salt utilized as the active ingredient in currently marketed products.
Days 1 & 2 – Take 1/4 of a tablet per day Days 3 & 4 – Take a 1/2 of a tablet per day Days 4, 5 & 6 – Take 3/4 of a tablet per day Days 7 – 14 – Take 1 tablet per day Days 15, 16 & 17 – Reduce to 3/4 of a tablet per day Days 18 & 19 – Reduce to 1/2 of a tablet per day Days 20 & 21 – Reduce to 1/4 of a tablet per day
There may be exaggeration of the side effects as well as agitation, confusion, irritability, hyperactivity, headache, sweating, mydriasis, tachycardia, arrhythmias, tachypnoea, pyrexia, increased bowel movements and convulsions.
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Thyroid hormone preparations are generally contraindicated in patients with diagnosed but as yet uncorrected adrenal cortical insufficiency, untreated thyrotoxicosis and apparent hypersensitivity to any of their active or extraneous constituents. There is no well-documented evidence from the literature, however, of true allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to thyroid hormone.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.