Combined levothyroxine plus liothyronine compared with levothyroxine alone in primary hypothyroidism: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Clyde2003CombinedLP,
  title={Combined levothyroxine plus liothyronine compared with levothyroxine alone in primary hypothyroidism: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Patrick W Clyde and Amir E Harari and Eric J Getka and K M Mohamed Shakir},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={290 22},
  pages={2952-8}
}
CONTEXT Standard therapy for patients with primary hypothyroidism is replacement with synthetic thyroxine, which undergoes peripheral conversion to triiodothyronine, the active form of thyroid hormone. Within the lay population and in some medical communities, there is a perception that adding synthetic triiodothyronine, or liothyronine, to levothyroxine improves the symptoms of hypothyroidism despite insufficient evidence to support this practice. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the benefits of… CONTINUE READING
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