Levoxyl Availability

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Charles Says:


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.



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Charles Says:

I called Pfizer, and Levoxyl 200mcg has indeed been taken off the market again.

No estimate as to when it will be available.

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David Says:

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 'ArmourThyroid' made by Allergan, that other people here on MedsChat have reportedly had success with. According to the manufacturer's webpage, ArmourThyroid uses natural, porcine-derived thyroid hormone replacement containing both T4 and T3.

Just wanted to share those extra options with readers who may be forced to find a new form of treatment.

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Dan Says:

You guys should all try Unithroid, that's what I use...it's a brand and it's just a $3 copayment a month...I've told all y hypothyroid friends about it and they love it! Ask your doctor and spread the word! Hope this helps!

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Kitty kat Says:
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Just called to check on the recall and Pfizer said there was none

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Glenna Says:

Ive had horrible reactions to my new Levoxyl.
Lips swelling, brain feels like it will burst, itchy, blotchy skin to name a few side effects.
It seems like they changed the fillers. I have the same issues with generic thyroid meds.

If you have a good compounding pharmacy near by you can have something compounded. Unfortunately, I can't take the NDT, too much T3.

Good luck to all.

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MRSmith Says:
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I called last week to get a refill of 200 mcg of Levoxyl only to find there is none. Researching it I found this forum. I really don't want to change to Synthroid. I did during the recall and it messed me up big time! Why can they pull it off the market without a reason and especially without notifying anyone? I have no thyroid due to cancer so I need the medicine. Changing brands really messes my body up...brain fog, etc. I'm not looking forward to changing meds again.

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Mike Says:
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Unithroid is a great alternative to levoxyl..It's a brand and it's been on the market Almost 20 years without any issues...It's only just a $3 copay for commercial insurance and has great coverage...Hope this helps!

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Mike Says:
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Can u guys let me know if that helps with Unithroid? Ask your doctor...Thanks!

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MRSmith Says:
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Just spoke with Pfizer (1-13-2017). Lower doses will be available mid-January. The 200 mcg will be available in early February. They were concerned about all the shortages from all the calls they have received. Very nice people I spoke with. Hopefully we will all have our Levoxyl within the month!

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JJ Says:

I can't find .075 ANYWHERE I think phizer is not telling the truth in regard to production. I am calling phizer on Tuesday. I am going to have to switch medications AGAIN. I am glad these Big pharma companies care about the people that need the meds and I love that Walgreens doesn't warn you until they only have 3 pills left on shelf for your refill.

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MRSmith Says:
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LEVOXYL IS AVAILABLE! My prescription was filled today! I had to get 100 mcg and will take 2 of them until 200 returns to the market next month.

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Rachel Says:

Just curious, where do you live? In Berkeley CA and no one has 90 day quantities, just leftovers of 50 mcg. Not CVS, Costco Walgreens etc.

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MRSmith Says:
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I reside in TN. I have my medications in hand. Walgreens is where I get my medications. Hopefully, in CA, you will soon get your medication. I really wish Pfizer would let us know (in advance) when the meds are not going to be available.

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Rachel Says:

Thank you for responding, hope we get it here soon.

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Mother to many Says:

Levoxyl 88 mcg is still unavailable. Has been since early December as far as I know and no date as to when it will be available again I refill through both Express Scripts mail order and Costco.

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sooooverit Says:
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I called Pfizer yesterday and they said there is no longer a problem with. 88 mcg I tried to order once again from CVS still not available so frustrating

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Unbelievable Says:

called today 1/31/17 and they said that levoxyl was recalled again and MIGHT be available in February. Told me to call back next week to get update.

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MRSmith Says:
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As of today, 1-31-2017, the last recall was in November 2016 and only for the 200 mcg (100 count) bottle due to "superpotency". They've had enough time to clear the recall so I'm not sure why there is still an issue. I take 200 mcg but was able to get 100 and double up.

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Debby Says:
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King Pharmaceuticals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, has initiated a recall of LEVOXYL (levothyroxine sodium) at retail pharmacies. LEVOXYL is a prescription medicine approved to treat hypothyroidism and prevent certain types of goiter.
LEVOXYL Alert - American Thyroid Association

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MRSmith Says:
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THIS IS WRONG! There is no current recall on the American Thyroid Association website with the exception of the one in 2013. The only current recall listed on the FDA website is for 200 mcg due to the fact the product may not meet specification throughout shelf life.

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