Thyroid UK

Help! How can I source Erfa Thyroid?

Yesterday I contacted my hospital to get my monthly repeat prescription of Erfa Thyroid and have been told that the pharmacy is having problems as there has been manufacturing problems and they can’t get it at the moment. The consultant rang me and said I would have to go back on thyroxine and liothyronine until the could get hold of it again. I am really reluctant to go back on these as I feel so much better on Erfa Thyroid what can I do?

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Since you have a prescription, give these guys a call. They are a West London pharmacy with a special interest in desiccated thyroid. They might have some in stock and could send it to you - if not Thyroid UK have a list on their website (link here) and phone around. When I was looking around a few years ago, Alium medical wholesale were a big stockist of Erfa too and I think would deal with patients direct. They are on the Thyroid UK list.



Your consultant could give you a prescription for Armour, NP Acella or NatureThroid. Check whether your pharmacy can get NatureThroid first because RLC are only shipping 1 grain and 1.5 grain tablets.


Thank you I will try what you have suggested, I’ll keep you posted.


Well haven’t been able to get Erfa again, GP said hospital have a duty of care and should supply me with a prescription to get Erfa from Springfield pharmacy but they won’t as they say they can’t check potency, Endo at hospital said he could prescribe Levothyroxin and Liothyronine but I was reluctant as for over 20 years of taking Levo I never felt well. My GP then said if Hospital send permission she will prescribe Erfa Thyroid, so hospital sent permission but then she was blocked by practice whovsaid she can’t prescribe it. Now Hospital have said i should go and see my original Endo who prescribed it who is now at another hospital but in thze mean time my GP could prescribe me 300 mcg of Levothyroxin as maybe I was undermedicated for all the years of taking it! I feel this is a massive dose and to start on that amount would be madness. I was always led to believe you have to increase gradually. I have spoken to my original Endo and I am getting a refferal to see him, he couldn’t comment on Dose as I’m not his patient but would discuss it with me when I come to see him, but in the mean time recommends I start on 120 Levo, as I need some medication. Anybody have any thoughts or advice on this please.


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