Levoxyl

Active Ingredient(s): Levothyroxine
FDA Approved: * May 25, 2001
Pharm Company: * JONES PHARMA
Category: Thyroid

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Levoxyl Overview

Levothyroxine, also known as L-thyroxine, is a manufactured form of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine (T4).[3][4] It is used to treat thyroid hormone deficiency including the severe form known as myxedema coma. It may also be used to treat and prevent certain types of thyroid tumors. It is not indicated for weight loss. Levothyroxine is taken by mouth or given by injection into a vein. Maximum effect from a specific dose can take up to six weeks to occur.[3] Side effects from excessive doses inc...

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Levoxyl and Warnings Of Different Thyroid Medications Ingredients!
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Hashimotos thyroiditis patients beware of the fillers and Crospovidone/Povidones in your thyroid medications! I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Thyroiditis over 20 years ago and I took Levoxy that whole time and did great on that brand of medication. Levoxyl was taken off the market as everyone knows back in 2013 and that was the start of my throid hell! I was switched to Levothyroxine by Lannett- Walgreens brand. I had a very bad allergic reaction due to the iodine and acacia in the pill. Then I switched to levothyroxine by mylan- Target Store brand and I had another bad allergic reaction due to the Crospovidone and Povidones (non organic iodine) in the pill. Finally I discovered Levoxy is back on the market again so I rushed out to change my medicine back to levoxyl. Come to find out so...
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Levoxyl recall in 2017?
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Is Levoxyl being recalled again in 2017? If so, for what this time? I have just read that it is being recalled again in 2017. My dr has just prescribed it for me. ## Hi Maggie, In my personal investigation there are no apparent announcements (official or otherwise) of a Levoxyl recall taking place at this time in 2017. However I did come across mention of a previous recall from 2013-2014, by the american thyroid association. Where did you read about the possibility of a recall for 2017? And I'm not sure if this makes any difference, but was it pertaining to brand name Levoxyl or its generic counterpart Levothyroxine?
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Levoxyl shortage
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Does anyone know for how long this medicine will be back ordered? I'm taking the generic & I feel like I was hit by a truck, having nightmares, anxiety, etc. ## Hello, Blake! How are you? I am very sorry about the problems you're experiencing. Pfizer has released an update stating that it will begin to ship to pharmacies by about March 3rd. They state that it was recalled due to a manufacturing quality lapse. Many people are also complaining about experiencing problematic side effects with the alternative medications, including hair loss. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My recent blood labs showed a lower T4 and higher cholesterol. Was wondering if there was a Levoxyl quality problem or if the formula had changed. ## Levoxyl is back!!! I just got my prescription f...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Head tingling and feet swelling?
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After nearly 5 years of trying to get docs to take my complaints seriously, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto's a couple of months ago. About 3 months prior to that, they started me on Synthroid. At follow-up, my TSH levels had not improved so I was switched to Levoxyl. A couple weeks after starting it, I began experiencing tingling across my forehead and scalp. A pins and needles sort of feeling. Several weeks later the tingling is ongoing, though it waxes and wanes in severity. Then a couple weeks ago my feet started to swell. I was noticing my shoes felt tight and was getting sores on my toes from rubbing. I made no changes to my daily routine or diet that would explain this swelling. My ankles don't really look swollen-just my feet and it's gotten quite uncomfortabl...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Osteoporosis and levoxyl
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Get bone density evaluations regularly. This medicine reduces bone mass. I was only 65 and suffered from a broken hip. It thins the bones. My dr. failed to evaluate me and my condition.
Updated 3 months ago.
 
Levoxyl availability
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Has Levoxyl been taken off the market again?? In November, 2016 I am being told by the pharmacy that I use (Walgreens) that Levoxyl has been taken off the market again because of quality problems, but I am not finding any information about such a recall on the internet. ## I called Pfizer, and Levoxyl 200mcg has indeed been taken off the market again. No estimate as to when it will be available. ## Has anyone explored other viable alternatives to Levoxyl in the meantime? From what I understand, there's always Synthroid or generic Levothyroxine which are commonly prescribed. Is Levoxyl really much different? If so, in what way, because it seems to be the same drug with a different name (aside from fillers)... I've also heard about various thyroid products such as 'ArmourThyro...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
formulation change of Levoxyl
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I took Levoxyl for about 10 years. I have tried almost all other drugs synthroid, unithroid, armour, cytomel and Levoxyl worked the best, when it went off the market they put me on generics and that didn't work. I than tried tirosint that was stronger than my 137 mg levoxyl. When I heard Levoxyl was again available I got my prescription refilled and thought I'm going to feel better again. I did'nt, I'm not sure that they haven't changed the formulation . Has anyone else had the same situation? ## I've taken it for 24 years prior to it going off the market & always felt fine. Since it was reintroduced I also have not felt well. In fact on the same dose, my TSH was 19.8 when analyzed 11/2015!! Doc has no answer for me. Thinks it is absorption problem. I told hi...
Updated 7 months ago.
 
Levoxyl ingredient list
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List of all ingredients in 50 mcg white tablet ## Levoxyl contains the active ingredient Levothyroxine, which is a thyroid hormone. There are actually at least a few different 50 mcg white tablets, so I'm only going to post the inactive ingredients of one of them, so you can get an idea of what else they put in their. Inactive Ingredients: butylated hydroxyanisole silicon dioxide crospovidone magnesium stearate mannitol microcrystalline cellulose povidone sodium lauryl sulfate sucrose I hope this helps to answer your question! ## In the name brand Levoxyl, aside from the Levothyroxine active ingredient, the inactive ingredients are listed as: Microcystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hashimotos thyroiditis pat...
Updated 10 months ago.
 
Is Levoxyl still gluten free since 2013
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Hello, Wondering as I was taking Levoxyl for ten plus years and then in April 2013 had to start with another replacement as it was taken off the market. My question as it is on the market to use now is there any concerns with gluten in the products with the companies changing hands, and would there be any problems with cross contamination in the process? If not I will change what I am taking now even though I believe the company is not making a 75 dose, will take a 50 with a split. Will Pfizer have the 75 strength back on the market in the future? Thank~you for your response, Dusty ## Hi Dusty, According to Pfizer, Levoxyl (Levothyroxine Sodium) tablets contain the following list of inactive ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose + croscarmellose sodium + magnesium stearate + calcium s...
Updated 2 years ago.
 
does levoxyl contain gluten
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Is levoxyl gluten free? ## No, the name brand does not, the inactive ingredients are: Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium and magnesium stearate. IS there anything else I can help you with? ## Microcrystalline cellulose CAN CONTAIN GLUTEN. I have a reaction to it 45 minutes after taking it every morning. If I take another medication that contains Microcrystalline cellulose such as a blood pressure medication. I am unable to leave the house due to Dh. I called the manufacture of a medication that I suspected was the problem and was told that they did not have to list Diarrhea as a side effect because the medication was not causing it the filler was. Really?
Updated 2 years ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Levothyroxine
  • Capsule: 0.013mg, 0.025mg, 0.05mg, 0.075mg, 0.088mg, 0.112mg, 0.125mg, 0.137mg, 0.15mg, 0.1mg, 100mcg, 125mcg, 13mcg, 150mcg, 25mcg, 50mcg, 75mcg
  • Injection: 0.2mg, 0.5mg
  • Solution: 100mcg/ml, 112mcg/ml, 125mcg/ml, 137mcg/ml, 13mcg/ml, 150mcg/ml, 175mcg/ml, 200mcg/ml, 25mcg/ml, 50mcg/ml, 75mcg/ml, 88mcg/ml
  • Tablet: 0.010mg, 0.025mg, 0.050mg, 0.05mg, 0.075mg, 0.088mg, 0.112mg, 0.125mg, 0.137mg, 0.15mg, 0.175mg, 0.1mg, 0.2mg, 0.3mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Levoxyl: (35 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 54868-3849 Levoxyl 0.112 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4087 Levoxyl 0.025 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4092 Levoxyl 0.05 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4176 Levoxyl 0.1 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4177 Levoxyl 0.088 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4534 Levoxyl 0.075 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4535 Levoxyl 0.15 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4536 Levoxyl 0.125 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4542 Levoxyl 0.2 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4821 Levoxyl 0.175 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5519 Levoxyl 0.137 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-7801 Levoxyl 0.025 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-7802 Levoxyl 0.1 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-7803 Levoxyl 0.05 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-7804 Levoxyl 0.075 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-7805 Levoxyl 0.088 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-7806 Levoxyl 0.112 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-7807 Levoxyl 0.125 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-7808 Levoxyl 0.137 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-7809 Levoxyl 0.15 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 15 more results ...

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