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phronsias

Hi

I was given pill with L 20 marked on them, they look very like liothyronine pills, which I thought they were, I started taking them yesterday, I started to fell unwell last night, I looked at the pills and saw L 20 .I googled L 20 and came up with Latuda, Im going back to boots, my question is "Does any brand of liothyronine have L 20 marked on them?

Thanks

Frank

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Hi, When I googled it I got this. rxlist.com/latuda-side-effe...

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phronsias in reply to Greybeard

I dont understand why I was given these pills

The tablets are Teva Liothyronine 20mcg.

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phronsias in reply to Clutter

Thanks

Do you know if Teva Liothyronine 20mcg come in little round pills, the images I saw the Teva Liothyronine 20mcg are lozenge shape

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Clutter in reply to phronsias

Yes, they’re round and plain one side with L20 on the other side.

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phronsias in reply to Clutter

Thanks again.

I rang Boots customer care help line, they were no help, said they would ring me back, but didn't ask for my phone number.

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helvellaAdministrator

Clutter is, of course, quite right. The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) for Teva 20 microgram liothyronine tablets in the UK says clearly that they are marked L20. (They are also 6mm across and the shape is called "biconvex" - that information is not in the PIL.)

If you were not given a PIL, then I urge you always to ask for one, every time you receive a prescription. Even if it is a product you have been taking for a long time.

The PIL is available here: tevauk.com/mediafile/id/448...

Hello

Thanks for your help, I ordered my medication online and it came by post, the bottle was clearly marked Mercury pharma.

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helvellaAdministrator in reply to phronsias

If you want to take this further, I suggest contacting all of these:

pharmacyregulation.org/rais...

yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/

Trading standards - tradingstandards.uk/consume...

In my view, all prescriptions fulfilled online must have the correct Patient Information Leaflet supplied with the product. It is ridiculous to even consider that you might have to ask for one. Using (or re-using?) wrongly labelled packaging must also be avoided.

(By the way, if you click on the word Reply, in blue, at the bottom of my comment, it will open up a new box to type your reply into. That way, replies get properly threaded and people you are replying to will get alerts. :-) )

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phronsias in reply to helvella

Thanks for your help, I have contacted pharmacyregulation.org/rais...

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helvellaAdministrator in reply to phronsias

Well done. :-) We need people to stick up for things.

Sounds like someone been a bit naughty!

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