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Forum Name: Endocrinology Topics

Question: Generic liothyronine or Cytomel?


 jellyfishattack - Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:34 pm

User avatar Is there any actual advantage in taking Cytomel over generic liothyronine?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:41 am

User avatar Hi jellyfishattack,
To my knowledge the structural and empirical formula is the same. One is the brand name of the medication and the other is the generic. Unless the prescription stated brand necessary you should be able to use either unless advised otherwise by your physician.
Sincerely,
Theresa Jones, RN

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