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Liothyronine

Liothyronine- where can I buy it in the U.K. And how much would it be?

I am currently taking levothyroxine but I saw a specialist in the US whilst on holiday who has suggested amongst other things that I start liothyronine

I doubt if I will get it on the NHS and am not sure about safety re internet drugs

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You can only buy T3 (liothyronine) in the UK if you have a prescription (which could be supplied by either an NHS doctor or a private doctor).

If you did have a prescription then you would save money by buying it from pharmacies in France or Germany.

If you don't have a prescription then sadly your only option is to take a holiday in countries where it is sold over the counter, or buy it over the internet.

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Thanks for speedy reply will bear that in mind

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Or Belgium. :-)

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If you don't have prescription - only online from abroad.

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Not strictly true. You don't only have to do it online, you can buy it in person from pharmacies in countries where it's an OTC med!

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I meant if she is not going anywhere. Somebody already told her that there are countries where she can get it OTC, why should I repeat this then. In US we don't travel that much as maybe you are in Europe.

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I understood you thanks

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Sorry, I missed that, just like you obviously missed that someone already said buy it over the internet. Simple mistake and no offense meant on my part :)

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In the UK ibelieve its about £1000 per year against £15-30 abroad .Profiteering in the UK by Mercury Pharma.

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A gross underestimate. One tablet a day runs out at about £3250 (assuming £250 per 28 tablet pot - which was the last price I saw on BNF).

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