In this Article
- What other names is Tiratricol known by?
- What is Tiratricol?
- How does Tiratricol work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Tiratricol.
Tiratricol should not be used by anyone with normal thyroid function.
It is UNSAFE to use tiratricol for treating cellulite and for increasing metabolic rate to cause weight loss. The FDA has issued a warning against tiratricol use for weight loss.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tiratricol can be used during pregnancy for thyroid problems in the developing infant, under the direct supervision of a healthcare provider. However, tiratricol should not be used for other purposes during pregnancy because it might harm the developing infant's heart.
Not enough is known about the safety of using tiratricol during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
The elderly: It might be UNSAFE to use tiratricol in elderly people who have undiagnosed heart disease.
Heart disease: Taking tiratricol might make symptoms worse. Avoid use.
Chest pain (angina): Taking tiratricol might make symptoms worse. Avoid use.
High blood pressure: Taking tiratricol might make this condition worse. Avoid use.
Diabetes: There is some concern that tiratricol might interfere with blood sugar control, and doses of medications used to treat diabetes might need to be adjusted. If you have diabetes and use tiratricol, monitor you blood sugar levels carefully.
Liver disease: Tiratricol might harm the liver. It might also make existing liver disease worse. Avoid use.
Myxedema: Myxedema is a disease caused by an under-active thyroid gland. People with myxedema might be particularly sensitive to thyroid agents, including tiratricol.
Bleeding problems: Tiratricol might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that tiratricol might increase the risk of bleeding in people with certain bleeding problems. Avoid use.
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