Armour is "a multi active constituent product". Official!

Armour is "a multi active constituent product". Official!

A couple of weeks or so ago, t4_malcontent posted a blog about Yellow Card reports. Within these reports, Armour Thyroid was included as a "single active constituent product". Of course, most people here probably know that Armour contains levothyroxine and liothyronine so that was an incorrect classification.

This was the blog:

thyroiduk.healthunlocked.co...

Not liking things like this to be wrong, I contacted the MHRA and pointed out the problem. Today I received this email (suitably redacted):

Re: Levothyroxine ADRs

Dear <helvella>,

Thank you for recent enquiry regarding the Drug Analysis Print (DAP) for levothyroxine, specifically relating to the product Armour Thyroid.

I can confirm that you are correct in stating that the product Armour Thyroid contains the active substances levothyroxine and liothyronine. Thank you for bringing this error to our attention. Our record for Armour Thyroid has been amended and future DAPs for levothyroxine will state Armour Thyroid as a multi active constituent product.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this has caused to you and do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Yours sincerely,

<sender's name>

Associate Signal Assessor

Vigilance Risk Management of Medicines

MHRA

So it is quite clear that reporting of issues does get things corrected. :-)

Rod

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  • well done!!!

  • Thanks!

    My main reason for blogging was to encourage others who notice things that are wrong to report them, almost wherever they are. In this case all it required was a brief and (hopefully) polite email. A couple of weeks wait and it is resolved for the future. :-)

    Rod

  • ...for someone that attends to detail I congratulate you ! :-)

  • well done ROD. please come round to my house and come with me to my endo and my doc. brilliant work, job well done.!

  • Well done you rod!

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