levothyroxine liquid

hi i have been back to docs he has done more blood tests the results where . serum tsh level 14.41 mu/L (0.35-5.50) serum free t4 level 11.4 PMOl /L (7.0 - 17.0)

does any one know what these mean . he has asked me to start the levothyroxine again 25mcg every other day again even though I had horrific side effects on the tablets apparently I can have the liquid form anyone on these and do they have the same side effects as I have reactions to tabs with lactose in them .

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  • This is information:


  • hi it doesn't seem to open the link when I click onto the liquid section

  • Lollipop3, the link is working for me but this is the info:

    Teva Oral Solution

    Product launched 19/02/2013

    Marketing Authorisation Holder: Teva UK Limited, Eastbourne, BN22 9AG, UK

    Telephone: 01977 628500



    Farmar Netherlands BV, 5531 AD Bladel, The Netherlands


    Each 5ml of oral solution contains Levothyroxine equivalent to Levothyroxine Sodium Anhydrous 25 micrograms, 50micrograms or 100 micrograms

    Other Ingredients:


    Citric acid, Monohydrate

    Sodium Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E219)

    Sodium Hydroxide

    Purified Water

    Information taken from PIL with a revision date of 05/2012, which can be downloaded from here: tevauk.com/mediafile/id/600...

    Eltroxin LiquidEltroxin® Oral Solution (Lactose Free)

    Marketing Authorisation Holder: Mercury Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,

    No. 1 Croydon, 12 - 16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 0XT, UK

    Telephone: +44 (0)208 588 9100

    Fax: +44 (0)208 686 0807


    Medical Information Direct Line: 08700 70 30 33

    Medical Information e-mail: medicalinformation@mercurypharma.com

    Customer Care direct line: +44 (0)208 588 9273


    FAMAR NETHERLANDS BV, Bladel Production Site, Industrieweg 1, 5531 AD BLADEL, The Netherlands


    For the 25mcg dose: Each 5ml of oral solution contains 25microgramsLevothyroxine Sodium

    For the 50mcg dose: Each 5ml of oral solution contains 50micrograms Levothyroxine Sodium

    Other Ingredients:


    Citric acid, Monohydrate

    Sodium Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E219)

    Sodium Hydroxide

    Purified Water

    NB: It is advised that patients switching from the oral solution to the tablet form or from the tablet form to the oral solution should be monitored closely.

    Information taken from Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) with a revision date of March 2012 which can be downloaded from here:


    Evotrox Oral Solution (Lactose Free)


    As of September 2012, Kappin Ltd confirmed that all strengths of Evotrox Oral solution have been completely withdrawn from the market.

    The information below is for reference only as it refers to products previously , but no longer manufactered by Kappin Ltd.

    Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:

    Kappin Ltd, Cunard Road, Park Royal, London NW10 6PN

    Phone: 020 8961 8511

    25 micrograms/5ml Oral solution, 50 micrograms/5ml Oral solution 100mcg/5ml Oral Solution


    Each 5ml contains either 25mcg or 50mcg or 100mcg Levothyroxine Sodium

    Other Ingredients:

    Glycerol, Citric Acid Monohydrate, Sodium Methyl Parahydroxybenzoate (E219), Purified Water

  • think I will google it as still not opening when I click on purple bar to find out the information

  • is this reading high I have been told it is a high reading , can anyone please tell me what it means

  • Lollipop3, TSH 14.4 is high. Overt hypothyroidism is TSH >10. Most patients on Levothyroxine are comfortable with TSH around 1.0. FT4 11.4 is surprisingly good considering how high your TSH is.

    Make sure you take your Levothyroxine with water only, one hour before or two hours after food/drink, 2 hours away from other medication and supplements, and 4 hours away from iron, calcium, vitamin D and oestrogen.

    These links explain more about hypothyroidism:



  • hi clutter could the high tsh mean that it could be another undelying problem and not a low thyroid as that im not on anything at the moment awaiting for the order of liquid levothyroxine as I have had a bad reaction to the tab form im hoping I wont be on this , some one has mentioned it may be adrenaline or something but I have not had any tests done for anything else only the bloods for the 2 mentioned

  • Lollipops, no, it won't be some other underlying condition. TSH is high when the pituitary gland detects low hormone. Thyroxine is a natural substance and your adverse reaction is likely to be due to one or more of the fillers in the Levothyroxine tablet. Liquid Levothyroxine won't have fillers.

    Some people do have adrenal issues. It's not something I know much about other than private 4 x day saliva cortisol testing is probably more helpful than the NHS blood cortisol test. You can order private saliva tests from Blue Horizon and Genova via thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/testin... Post the results and lab ref ranges in a new question and members will advise.

  • On Teva Liquid Levothyroxine my FT3 went down from 4.8 to 4.00, but did not get the 'burning' in feet and scalp, that I got with tablets.

  • so in general how do you feel on it do you have any side effects etc ,or in general how different do you feel to the tabs

  • Sorry Lollipop, I am no longer on it as it did not give me good blood levels and I couold feel myself sinking into undertreatment. Felt much calmer, but am sure this was only that it wasn't working for me. That doesn't mean it won't work for you though. We are all so different.

  • ok thank you for reply ,what are you on now if you don't mind me asking

  • I tried, over past two weeks to go onto Nature Throid, but have had to revert back to Actavis today as feeling very undertreated. This is not good, but I have to have something.

  • what are those tablets are they for thyroid

  • Sorry meant Actavis (the name) Levothyroxine and it is for Hypothyroidism (after sub-total thyroidectomy for Graves). Please look at my profile.

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