Which medications in the drug class Thyroid Products are used in the treatment of Depression?

Updated: Oct 07, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Thyroid Products

Thyroid hormones liothyronine (T3, Cytomel) may modulate the effect of antidepressants.

Liothyronine (Cytomel, Triostat)

This synthetic salt of endogenous thyroid hormone may convert nonresponders (ie, nonresponders to antidepressants) to responders by increasing receptor sensitivity and enhancing the effects of TCAs.


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