Cytomel® 5 microgram

  • Product

    Cytomel 5 microgram, tablets with breakline

  • Authorisation

    Unlicensed medicine

  • Active ingredient

    Liothyronine 5 microgram (as liothyronine sodium)

  • Indication


  • Storage condition

    Between 2 – 8 °C

Cytomel is used to treat the implications of a mild to severely reduced thyroid function, to reduce an enlarged thyroid gland (“goitre”) and for a T3-suppression test to differentiate hypothyroidism from euthyroidism.

Ongoing stability tests have shown that Cytomel should be stored cool (2 – 8 °C). Patients can store Cytomel outside the fridge for a maximum of 1 month (if under 25 °C).

Cytomel is available in tablets with 5, 12.5 and 25 microgram liothyronine.

Legal status

Cytomel 5 microgram is an unlicensed medicine in the Netherlands. The Dutch Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ) has given permission for the supply.

Cytomel 5 microgram is supplied “from-pharmacy-to-pharmacy” on named patient basis. An order signed by the pharmacist and a physician’s statement from the prescribing physician are required with every order.

Availability for (Hospital) Pharmacies

In the Netherlands, Cytomel 5 microgram is supplied by ACE Apotheek. More information for (hospital) pharmacies in the Netherlands can be found on the website of ACE Apotheek.

(Hospital) Pharmacies outside the Netherlands that would like to know more about the availability of this product are welcome to contact us via our contact form.