Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) Due to Risk of Adulteration
Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots, within expiry, of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg,& 120 mg to the wholesale level. These products are being recalled as a precaution because they were manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to the FDA ’s Import Alert of Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which as a result of a 2017 inspection were found to have deficiencies with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Substandard cGMP practices could represent the possibility of risk being introduced into ...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Tinkering With Levothyroxine: Does It Make a Difference? Tinkering With Levothyroxine: Does It Make a Difference?
Most physicians will carefully titrate levothyroxine to help their patients with hypothyroidism reach the TSH value at which they feel their best. But does it actually make a difference?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Low levothyroxine doses during childhood linked to transient congenital hypothyroidism
A study inThyroid suggests that children given a lower dose of levothyroxine were more likely to develop transient congenital hypothyroidism, compared to those on a higher dose.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prehospital Assessment for Stroke Isn ’t Perfect
Prehospital assessment tools for neurological deficits aren’t perfect An approximately 30-year-old male answers the door to let you and your partner into the house you’ve been called to. Hank introduces himself and thanks you for coming, quickly adding that he’s concerned about his mother who’s “acting weird.” Hank tells you he stopped by his mom’s house for lunch and found her using paper plates to heat food on the stove. He stopped her before the plate ignited. His mother seemed confused and so he called 9-1-1. Patient Assessment Margaret, Hank’s 53-year-old mother, appears to be in good healt...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Increased risk of mortality in older patients on levothyroxine
In some elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, treatment with levothyroxine is linked to a higher risk of mortality, research presented at ENDO 2018 reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine use linked to increased bone fracture
A study in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that levothyroxine dose may be linked to the incidence of fractures in thyroid cancer patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine may improve fertility in Hashimoto ’s patients
For women with infertility and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, levothyroxine treatment can improve ovarian function, according to a study published inThe Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment in Hypothyroid Pregnant Women Levothyroxine Dose Adjustment in Hypothyroid Pregnant Women
This study assesses two algorithms for levothyroxine dose adjustment in hypothyroid women during pregnancy. How do they compare?Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Levothyroxine No Help for Pregnant Women with Thyroid Autoantibodies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hormone did not improve outcomes in women undergoing fertility treatment (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - December 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Second Trimester Levothyroxine and Outcomes in Children Second Trimester Levothyroxine and Outcomes in Children
Is levothyroxine therapy during pregnancy associated with significantly improved IQs in offspring?Evidence-Based Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

An Avoidable Mistake and a Wake-Up Call
Jane Doe was a frail 81-year-old female resident who had resided in a skilled nursing facility for 18 months. Her medical history included hypothyroidism from having had a total thyroidectomy when she was a young adult. She required levothyroxine daily. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 28, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism Levothyroxine Dose Tweaks Don't Alter Symptoms in Hypothyroidism
Patients randomized to target either low-normal or high-normal thyroid levels with levothyroxine treatment show no significant differences in cognitive, mood, or quality-of-life measures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Side Effects Skyrocket in France With Levothyroxine Reformulation Side Effects Skyrocket in France With Levothyroxine Reformulation
Merck is being pressured to make the previous formulation available, despite concerns and limited supplies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Thyro-Tabs (Levothyroxine Sodium) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 8, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news