No expiry date or lot number on Naturethroid batch - Thyroid UK

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No expiry date or lot number on Naturethroid batch

mb008
mb008

Hi

It was only as I had been asked about the lot number and expiry date on my naturethroid bottles from a member here, that I checked. I found a number of them to be missing this info. I bought them from the U.S.

Could they be fake? I thought it was my new round of NT causing me problems which I bought from a UK pharmacy, all with batch numbers and lot numbers. I've been mixing old and new and can't tell which is causing hypo symptoms to return.

I'm throwing out the old...But has anyone else had these details missing from their bottles?

Thanks

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mb008 I'm just having a discussion with a friend on FB about this exact thing - Nature-Throid with no lot numbers or expiry dates. The one I have which I think is causing problems was from a UK pharmacy and does have a lot number etc, but it's very odd that some don't have!

mb008
mb008
in reply to Framboise

Thanks Framboise. I know you're looking at this. I was hoping it was the batch without label info causing the problem but according to your findings, it may be wishful thinking on my part?

Back to square one it seems....

I am interested though how often batches are sent out without the necessary details and whether members deem these to be suspect.

Framboise
Framboise
in reply to mb008

I've gone back to your first mention of this, were these the original white jars with RLC's labels on them, or were they brown bottles from a pharmacist? What I've seen today are photos of proper original jars and labels with no lot or expiry details, which I thought was illegal actually. In the past I've had NDT dispensed into brown jars with the details on the invoice instead of the label.

mb008
mb008
in reply to Framboise

Hello

Just added an image. It's the original RLC bottle.

mb008
mb008
in reply to mb008

The blank space is where the bar code, lot number and expiry date usually appear.

Framboise
Framboise
in reply to mb008

When I was taking Armour, so pre 2009, they always showed the lot number and expiry. That's how we were able to compare and check which were old formula and which were new because that switch was seamless and they didn't give any warning. ERFA also always showed the lot numbers. I think it's odd not to show them, but it may just be a mistake on the part of the company who bottle them. The lot numbers I've been sent are all different and all different strengths, so unfortunately not just ones without the details :(

Margo
Margo
in reply to Framboise

What is the title of the Facebook page where others have been complaining about Nature-throid please Framboise, I would like to take a look.

Margo
Margo
in reply to Framboise

I bought mine from The International Pharmacy in the USA Framboise , so it looks like it's not exclusive to the UK

Hello,

I have only recently had batch numbers/expiry dates printed on my bottles (orders placed in Oct and Nov of 2018). All previous purchases (dating back to Jan 2015) have never had batch numbers/expiry dates. This relates to orders for both Nature-Throid and WP Thyroid purchased from the only two known suppliers of that brand outside of the UK.

mb008
mb008
in reply to MattyS

Oh that's interesting, thanks. I've bought a few times from U.S. but never noticed this before. Perhaps it was standard practice until relatively recently.

MattyS
MattyS
in reply to mb008

Not very good practice, although admittedly I never thought to check before...

MattyS
MattyS
in reply to mb008

Out of interest, how much are you paying for your NT through the UK pharmacy?

mb008
mb008
in reply to MattyS

I just bought 6 months supply of NT and paid just under £500. Only 0.5 grains available, so I have to make up my dose in half grains.

mb008
mb008
in reply to MattyS

I paid 43.99 per 100 for the 0.5 grains. Absolute fortune.

MattyS
MattyS
in reply to mb008

Similar price for 0.5 grains to the pharmacy I buy from in the States. They charge £48.72 plus custom charges. Would you not be better off buying 90 2 grains at £56 a bottle from the States?

Bunnyjean
Bunnyjean
in reply to mb008

I paid £68 for 90 x two grain tablets plus £17 customs charge direct from the US.

The pharmacy label is stuck over much of the bottle and when I peel the label off, the print often comes away too. However, my bottle of 2 grain says:

Lot# 038211.18c26 Exp: 03/2021

Yes I have those too but these didn't have any pharmacy labels. Thanks for replying. I wouldn't have noticed if Framboise hadn't asked.

Londinium
Londinium
in reply to mb008

When a pharmacy gives me a prescribed med, they stick a label on the box/bottle, bearing the name of the med, the prescribed daily dose, and my name. That's what I meant.

Blimey - I’ve just bought 9 months worth of Nature Throid from UK PHARMACY AS I found out there’s yet another shortage 🤔 feeling great st moment but last February there was a bad blip for a few months ( & quite a few on here reporting bad batches )

Think a letter to the manufacturer is called for if only for your own peace of mind.

I'm sure numerous people have emailed them from around the world, but unlikely to rcv replies. I emailed them and got a big fat zero, nada, zilch from them. As the comedian Catherine Tate often said, "they ain't bovered". 🤔

Same here ! See my reply above - awful

They rlclabs.com/ have never replied to my 3 emails and my Husband phoned them when last In USA for work to see which pharmacy he could buy from in Chicago or NYC ( with my UK prescription) & strangely the phone line operator said she couldn’t hear him ! He tried 3 times ! Only so much time the poor chap had -

Just not good enough it it!

I’ve stopped taking my last lot of Nature throid from USA as I felt so ill on it. Now taking T3 instead. Wish I’d stuck with more expensive Armour. Cost me over £100 for 4x90 tablets of 1 grain plus import taxes. No 2 grain available. There is lot no. info tho - lot 028084-18825 exp 02/21. Expensive tedious and so depressing all this messing about with medication.

Framboise
Framboise
in reply to Hoxo

Thanks Hoxo, I had some 1 grains which were also made in February (lot number starts with 02...) and they were the first bad lot I had.

Avidreader
Avidreader
in reply to Hoxo

Yes I had a very bad blip last year - but now I am fine again - but it’s a roller coaster - what Type of T3 ? If not Nature Throid ? But then I’ve heard there have been bad batches of Levothyroxine too ?

Avidreader
Avidreader
in reply to Hoxo

This is the problem- because we are having to buy our own medication! Then if we don’t feel good on it - we’ve lost our hard earned cash - Crazy -

No my new lot are labels but they don't work.

I can't help you with the Expiration dates, however, after last 6 months of being on Nature-throid, I have had to switch back to Armour, as my thyroid TANKED again. 2 weeks back on Armour, and I am already feeling MUCH better. Latest batches of Nature-throid in U.S. are apparently lacking... I have almost 6 months' worth that I will not use :-(

And yet I’ve just bought some & doing well ( 1 grains ) my bad blip was January February 2018 - I’ve had a great 3 months so far - apart from excruciating shoulder pain ( but I can’t blame it all on thyroid )

Shame no organisation is getting NatureThroid thoroughly lab tested to see what the heck is/not in it. 🤔

Same for my pots of Naturethroid mb008.

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