You may remember that Teva levothyroxine was withdrawn some time ago due to strength and manufacturing problems.
Teva has just informed Thyroid UK that their levothyroxine is now back on the market (as from 17th October).
We are extremely pleased to see that not only have they also introduced new dosages – 12.5mcg and 75mcg – but all their tablets are now lactose free. Thyroid UK is constantly being asked about lactose free levothyroxine and these are very expensive on the NHS. Teva levothyroxine tablets may well be the answer.
Teva tell us that they have changed the formulation of their tablets so do check the ingredients if you decide to move from your current brand.
Although their clinical trials show that their tablet is stable in terms of patients being able to swap from one product to another, they also explain that prescribers of their levothyroxine tablets should continue to monitor their patients for any clinical signs and symptoms of adequate thyroid hormone replacement because some patients may require adjustments for reasons not related to the pharmaceutical properties of their tablet.
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