I have received some information that the Teva brand of levothyroxine now includes mannitol in the ingredient list. We have received some reports that people are not very well on Teva and so I am interested to see how many people have been given this brand; whether their PIL states that it includes mannitol; whether they have noticed any adverse side effects and whether they have completed an MHRA yellow form if they have.
You may remember that France had a huge problem when lactose was replaced with mannitol in the Merck levothyroxine and many patients were very ill. I want to make sure that the same thing doesn't happen in the UK. The French government intervened and it was changed.
I have been told that the MHRA are having a meeting about the Teva product so will be contacting them.
This is the information from 2016 on the MHRA website: gov.uk/government/news/teva...
This is the PIL from their website: