Thyroid Hormones Currently Available with NHS or Private Prescription
THYROID HORMONES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE WITH NHS OR PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION
NHS information about branded and generic medications can be found here: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1003.aspx
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer: Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS
Eltroxin www.amcolimited.comManufacturer: Custom Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Tecore House, Conway Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3LW, UK.
Manufacturer: Custom Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,
Goldshield www.mercurypharma.com(The Marketing Authorisation Holder of this levothyroxine product changed their name from Goldshield to Mercury Pharma in early 2012)
This is the same company that distributes Eltroxin, but they also distribute a 25mcg levothyroxine tablet under their own name of Goldshield.The ingredients are exactly the same as their Eltroxin branded tablets.
Wockhardt (www.wockhardt.co.uk)Manufacturer: CP Pharmaceuticals, Ash Road North, Wrexham LL13 9U
Forley Generics www.mercurypharma.com(The Marketing Authorisation Holder of this levothyroxine product changed their name from Forley Generics to Mercury Pharma in early 2012)
NOTE: Levothyroxine 50mcg and 100 mcg tabletsIt has been confirmed by Mercury Pharma (formerly Goldshield), that all tablets in boxes marked either Eltroxin, MercuryPharma, Goldshield or NOTE: Forley are in fact exactly the same product.This means that if you are one of the people who have found they feel better when taking the Eltroxin tablets, they should not notice any difference at all if their pharmacy supplies them with a box marked ‘Goldshield’ or a box marked ‘Forley’ instead of the box marked ‘Eltroxin’
Eltroxin Oral Solution(Lactose Free) www.mercurypharma.com
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Mercury Pharmaceuticals Ltd.,
Medical Information Direct Line: 08700 70 30 33 – Telephone: +44 (0)208 588 9100 Fax: +44 (0)208 686 0807- e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Customer Care direct line: +44 (0)208 588 9273
Manufacturer FAMAR NETHERLANDS BV, Bladel Production Site, Industrieweg 1, 5531 AD BLADEL, The Netherlands www.sanofi-aventis.de
Evotrox Oral Solution (Lactose Free) www.mercurypharma.com
Manufacturer: FAMAR NETHERLANDS BV, Bladel Production Site, Industrieweg 1, 5531 AD BLADEL, The Netherlands
UK – Synthetic (T3) Replacements – Liothyronine / Triiodothyronine currently available with an NHS or private prescription www.amcolimited.com
Mercury Pharma (previously Goldshield) – Liothyronine Sodium BP 20micrograms Tablets
(NOTE) The Marketing Authorisation Holder of this liothyronine product changed their name from Goldshield to Mercury Pharma in early 2012)
Manufacturer: Custom Pharmaceuticals Ltd.Conway Street, Hove East Sussex, BN3 3LW. N.B. These are the only synthetic T3 tablets manufactured in the U
Special Order Thyroid Medications Obtainable on prescription in the UK
ALIUD PHARMA L-Thyroxin 100mcg and 50mcg (other strengths may be available, ask your pharmacist) www.aliud.de
License Holder: ALIUD PHARMA GmbH, Gottlieb-Daimler-Str. 19, D 89150, Laichingen
N0TE: Obtainable by pharmacists holding an account with IDIS
European Lactose Free Levothyroxine Tablets
L-Thyroxin Henning 25?g, 50?g, 75?g, 100?g, 125?g, 150?g Tablets (Tablets come in blister packs).
MA Licence Holder Sanofi-Aventis GmbH, Leonard-Bernstein-Strasse 10, 1220 Vienna Austria
Telephone 01483 505515/2 www.mercurypharma.com
Note: This product is produced by the German branch but the UK company is very helpful.
MartindaleCompounded Levothyroxine – 25mc, /50mcg, 100mcg
Levothyroxine sodium plus one filler (e.g. calcium carbonate/calcium phosphate) filler should be discussed with your doctor.
Telephone: 0800 137 627 – email@example.com
NOTE: Doctor must write on the prescription the strength, the quantity and which filler. Pharmacist must hold an account with Martindale.
Lactose Free Liothyronine (T3)
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets, USP 5mcg, 25mcg, 50mcg
Manufacturer: Paddock Laboratories Inc. 3940 Quebec Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55427, United States
Non-UK – Desiccated Thyroid (Natural Desiccated Thyroid or NDT)
Note that the following products are all porcine products manufactured using Thyroid USP which is derived from pigs.
Erfa Thyroid http://thyroid.eci2012.ca
Manufactured by Erfa in Europe and distributed across Canada
Previously Manufactured by Forest Pharmaceuticals in the US.
This is a relative newcomer to the desiccated thyroid products available from the USA.