In December 8th 2016 8 batches of Liothyronine 20 mcg were withdrawn from the Swedish market after it was discovered that that only 64% of the tablets in One batch was dissolved in 45 minutes as 70% must dissolve in the same time. The other 7 batched were withdrawn due to a 'theoretical risk'.
Liothyronine is approved on the Swedish marked since 1957. Around 7000 patients are using the medication.
Now, as thyroid advocate in Sweden, I'm concerned there is a possibility that T3 could be taken off the Swedish market. Many patient's have complained feeling worse in their symptoms after using the batches and the withdrawal was also reported by Swedish media as a well known Swedish doctor that has used the batches herself had major health problem during 2016.
I understand that Liothyronine is not approved in the UK and I wonder if anyone here can tell me if Liothyronine has been approved historically and if so, why it was taken off the market.
Pardon my English 😊