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LIOTHYRONINE

I popped in to see my mother in law today. We've discussed Liothyronine in the past because she is prescribed it by the NHS (and has been for years and years) as part of her medication for depression. I have explained to her before that she is very lucky to be given it because many doctors won't prescribe it because it's so expensive.

Anyway, today she showed me her new tablets. No longer the MercuryPharma pot, but instead a packet manufactured by Morningside Pharmaceuticals. She also said that she used to have a "very expensive" sticker on her meds...and this time she didn't.

Does anyone know if something has changed? I thought that perhaps another company might have been licensed to sell T3 here? Or, maybe they've just changed their name.

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In an attempt to bring in competition to lower the price, the NHS has awarded two new T3 licenses. Teva are the other company, not available yet.

So far, the Morningside Healthcare price is apparently only very fractionally below MP price.

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Puffyface,

Morningside are a new licensed supplier since August. At £9.22 per tablet it's pennies cheaper than Mercury Pharma Liothyronine. I believe Teva may be producing Liothyronine soon too.

Does your MIL find Morningside any different to Mercury Pharma?

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Oh! I was so hopeful when she told me. With 3 suppliers it should decrease in price in time...fingers crossed.

She has literally only just started taking the Morningside tablets in the last couple of days, but I will keep tabs on her and report back.

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Hi

I have levothyroxine made by Teva for the last two weeks

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Rose54,

Teva Levothyroxine has been available since Oct 2016, we are discussing Liothyronine :)

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sorry my mistake

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Well it's good in a way that she has been given the cheaper option so if most of T3 patients are given that and it works well it could be the start of a price war and be interesting to see how low it may go. It may be too little too late though.

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My prescription for t3 has just changed from the little pots to morningside. Hopefully a good sign. Be better if the price came down dramatically though

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I have just been prescribed Teva Liothyronine instead of Mercury Pharma. Has anyone heard good or bad reports on this brand? I have heard that quite a few people have also been prescribed Morningside T3 and they have had bad reactions to it. When I asked my pharmaist about the change from Mercury Pharma I was told, we always just source the cheapest T3.

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I have just collected my first lot of Morningside from the chemist. The only thing I noticed was that Mercury had a bit of a sweetness to it and Morningside none. Glad to see no industrial strength methylated spirits in the new one. First day so will report in a weeks time.

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Larksnest how did you get on with the teva liothyronine? My pharmacist offered me it today instead of mercury pharmacy.

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Sorry for the late reply. I found the Teva liothyronine to be fine for me, I also seem to have less fatigue since I started taking this product. The taste of the tablet is not very nice, does sometimes leave a nasty taste in your mouth, but not for long. Just one problem I have found since taking this brand is that I get constipated, never had a problem with Mercury.

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Quite a few of us are not getting on with the new Teva lactose free formula. Post can be found via the search bar. I need lactose free but still swear by UniPharma which has it as it’s first ingredient 🤷🏾‍♀️

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Hi well I took my first Liothyronine teva tablet and it made me feel really weird, so very disappointed, it almost seems stronger than the other liothyronine made by mercury ,I have some left over from mercury ,I think they might be out of date , but feel tons better today not taking the teva ones. Just dont know what to do now !

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