Levothyroxine

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes - oral solution (Rosemont is a special)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
25mcg/5mL, 50mcg/5mL, 100mcg/5mL, 125mcg/5ml
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes- some brands
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes available as a special
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.
Available as other formulations?
Extemporaenous preparations available for oral suspension.
Note
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Film coated
No
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Levothyroxine sodium
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