Liquid levothyroxine: Liquid levothyroxine Is... - Thyroid UK

Thyroid UK

118,494 members137,405 posts

Liquid levothyroxine

Ophelia1 profile image

Liquid levothyroxine

Is anyone aware of a source of liquid levothroxine? I have stomach issues which make it difficult for me to absorb tablets. I know that there is a liquid levothyroxine which is prescribed to those with malabsorbtion issues, but it seems difficult to source unless it is prescribed. Can anyone help?

3 Replies
SlowDragon profile image

Usually has to be prescribed by endocrinologist as it’s expensive

Looking at previous posts you had dose increase in levothyroxine few weeks ago

Bloods should be retested 6-8 weeks after each dose increase

Which brand of levothyroxine are you currently taking

When were vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12 last tested

Recommended on here that all thyroid blood tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and before eating or drinking anything other than water .

Last dose of Levothyroxine 24 hours prior to blood test. (taking delayed dose immediately after blood draw).

This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip)

Is this how you do your tests?

Private tests are available as NHS currently rarely tests Ft3 or thyroid antibodies or all relevant vitamins

List of private testing options

Medichecks Thyroid plus antibodies and vitamins

Thriva Thyroid plus antibodies and vitamins By DIY fingerpick test

Thriva also offer just vitamin testing

Blue Horizon Thyroid Premium Gold includes antibodies, cortisol and vitamins by DIY fingerprick test

If you can get GP to test vitamins and antibodies then cheapest option for just TSH, FT4 and FT3

£29 (via NHS private service ) and 10% off down to £26.10 if go on thyroid uk for code

helvella profile image

My Thyroid Hormone Medicines document has details of several levothyroxine oral solutions. All those in the UK and mentions of several in some other countries.

I have never seen an oral solution available without prescription.

Your previous question included softgels - have you abandoned those as an option?

Ophelia1 profile image
Ophelia1 in reply to helvella

Hi Helvella - No, I haven't abandoned the possibility of softgels. I have read that they are good for those with malabsorbtion. Do you have any information about a source of softgels? My source of T4 and T3 does not have softgels.

You may also like...