Levothyroxine

(Evotrox® Eltroxin®, Levothyroxine sodium)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral solution
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest that it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.Tablets can be crushed and dispersed in water immediately before administration
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Levothyroxine sodium
Usual formulation brand names
Evotrox® Eltroxin®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes
Are specials or imports available?
Yes available as a special
Liquid strengths
25mcg/5mL, 50mcg/5mL, 100mcg/5mL, 125mcg/5ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes- some brands
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Yes- some brands of oral solution are licensed to be administered via NG tubes.
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Some brands of oral solution are licensed to be administered via NG tubes. Check manufacturer's information.
Notes
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