I thought it might be helpful to update members on situation in Italy regarding T3 - a number of posts over the last few years - weeks even - have referred to it or asked about it.
Two pharmacists confirmed to me that Liotir IS a prescription medicine. It is not over the counter and, as others have suggested, it is the ONLY T3 available in Italy. The first pharmacist I spoke to didn't have it in stock. She sold me 5 packets of T4 ( 25mcg) at 2.80 euro each however. I didn't want it particularly but wanted to find out how much it was, etc. This is also prescription only. I didn't have a prescription.
The second pharmacist initially wasn't going to sell me Liotir without a prescription ( ''hormones you know! Dangerous! ) When I showed her my Greek T3 they relaxed immediately and I was sold a bottle of Liotir. 13 euro something. Very small bottle. Available only in this size and apparently a 'month's supply' of vials - but very small doses. Probably useful for someone adding it to T4 but impractical for someone on T3 only for its size.
Isn't it odd how much variation there is from country to country? Thankfully... I get the impression that Italian pharmacists are pretty relaxed particularly if you can show you take T3 already. So useful to have some with you if you're in Italy and want to try this.