Tirosint In The UK?

Hi! Does anyone have Tirosint precribed by their UK GP? I was told by my local pharmacist that it isn't available in the UK on the NHS (considering I live in the far northern back woods not sure if this is true in more civilized areas). I am researching the most hypoallergenic meds available either on the NHS or at reasonable cost. Also, does anyone know which T3 is the most hypoallergenic? I know of WP but that's not available and wish to consider the synthetic route. Thanks!

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These are all the forms of levothyroxine listed in the BNF (British National Formulary). Theoretically, any doctor can prescribe any of these.

bnf.nice.org.uk/medicinal-f...

Tirosint gets a mention as a capsule, but I'm confused - I thought it was a liquid.

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HB,

It's a gel capsule.

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Okay, thanks. I obviously got the wrong end of the stick somewhere along the line. :)

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On an American site, it comes in pills in numerous dosages which is good.

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Tirosint is a gel cap so a semi-liquid capsule.

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Thank you for the info. :)

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MapleMoose,

If you are unable to tolerate Mercury Pharma, Actavis (aka Almus and NorthStarr), Wockhardt and Teva Levothyroxine your GP or endo might consider prescribing liquid Levothyroxine or Tirosint which can be imported.

Mercury Pharma, Morningside Healthcare and Teva Liothyronine aren't hypoallergenic. Because of the cost it is very difficult for new patients to get T3 prescribed.

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Thanks Clutter. I will have to purchase T3 from abroad. I want to avoid Teva both T4 and T3 at all cost. I tried the lacto free levo and was pretty ill on it and have been told numerous people have also reacted to Teva products. I've tried Tiromel but there's lots of fillers/binders in it. I am very allergic these days and it isn't food related or hayfever as I've tested and done food elimination tests. It seems to have increased substantially since moving back to the UK and switching Levo brand. I was living in the States previously with morThanks Clutter. I will have to purchase T3 from abroad. I want to avoid Teva both T4 and T3 at all cost. I tried the lacto free levo and was pretty ill on it and have been told numerous people have also reacted to Teva products. I've tried Tiromel but there's lots of fillers/binders in it. I am very allergic these days and it isn't food related or hayfever as I've tested and done food elimination tests. It seems to have increased substantially since moving back to the UK and switching Levo brand. I was living in the States previously with more choice.

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MapleMoose,

All tablets have fillers and binders. Just because Teva Levothyroxine didn't suit doesn't mean that Teva Liothyronine will not suit, they are completely different products.

If you are buying T3 without prescription your options are limited. As Tiromel didn't suit you might try Mexican Grossman Cynomel.

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In the US. Tirosint is only available as a gel capsule. There is no pill and it is still under patent. I'm taking tirosint so I can advise that it is t4, gelatin, glycerin and water. It's considered hypoallergenic and was primarily formulated for those w absorption issues. It's generally recommended to reduce dose by 25% as it it 100% absorbed where other t4 meds vary.

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phirestar,

Quite - Tirosint simply is a gel capsule.

It is also available in several European countries. Including Italy and Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary: sometimes branded as Syntroxine.

I think the retail prices are lower in Europe - though that is sometimes difficult to establish without actually buying the product.

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Thanks for the helpful info.

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