Overview

Tiratricol is a thyroid hormone that occurs naturally in the body. It can also be made in a lab and taken by mouth under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

Tiratricol seems to work by altering thyroid function. But it should not be used in anyone with normal thyroid function. In France, tiratricol is a prescription drug.

People use tiratricol for thyroid disorders, high cholesterol, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

We currently have no information for TIRATRICOL overview.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: Tiratricol is likely safe when used under the supervision of a healthcare provider for treatment of thyroid problems. It can cause side effects such as severe diarrhea, fatigue, and weakness. Tiratricol should not be used by anyone with normal thyroid function. It is likely unsafe when used for weight loss. The FDA has issued a warning against tiratricol use for weight loss.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: Tiratricol is likely safe when used under the supervision of a healthcare provider for treatment of thyroid problems. It can cause side effects such as severe diarrhea, fatigue, and weakness. Tiratricol should not be used by anyone with normal thyroid function. It is likely unsafe when used for weight loss. The FDA has issued a warning against tiratricol use for weight loss.

Pregnancy: Tiratricol is possibly safe when taken by mouth under the supervision of a healthcare provider for the treatment of thyroid problems in the developing infant. Tiratricol is likely unsafe when taken by mouth for other purposes during pregnancy because it might harm the developing infant's heart.

Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if tiratricol is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: Tiratricol might interfere with blood sugar control. Doses of medications used to treat diabetes might need to be adjusted. If you have diabetes, speak with a healthcare provider before taking tiratricol.

Heart disease: Taking tiratricol might worsen symptoms of heart disease. Avoid use.br/>

Interactions ?

    Major Interaction

    Do not take this combination

  • Thyroid hormone interacts with TIRATRICOL

    Tiratricol works similarly to thyroid hormones. Taking tiratricol along with thyroid hormone pills might increase the chance of side effects from thyroid hormone.

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Cholestyramine (Questran) interacts with TIRATRICOL

    Cholestyramine might decrease how much tiratricol the body absorbs. This might decrease the effects of tiratricol. To avoid this interaction, take tiratricol at least one hour before or four hours after taking cholestyramine.

  • Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with TIRATRICOL

    Tiratricol might lower blood sugar levels. Taking tiratricol along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.

  • Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with TIRATRICOL

    Tiratricol might slow blood clotting. Taking tiratricol along with medications that also slow blood clotting might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding.

Dosing

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of tiratricol might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.
View References

CONDITIONS OF USE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.

This copyrighted material is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version. Information from this source is evidence-based and objective, and without commercial influence. For professional medical information on natural medicines, see Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Professional Version.
© Therapeutic Research Faculty 2020.