TERTROXIN TABLETS 20MCG

Active substance: LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM

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Date of Approval:

PROOF

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1

To be implemented by:

N/A

03/07/2014

Product Description:

Originated by

Date:

Liothyronine Sodium 20mcg Tablets

KBR

31/1/2012 No

Tech Approved

Date:

N/A

PL10972/0033

POM

100201/LB/4, 100201/LF/4

File Name:

CRF No.:

Custom

100201LB LF Liothyronine v4_1

AMCo.CRF.260.2014

Market:

Software Package:

Barcode:

UK

Illustrator CS5

5021691 108528

Minimum Font Size & Typeface:

Dimensions:

Pharma Code:

35 x 69mmCarrier | 466 x 35mmLF | 35 x 110mmLB

N/A
Key Line:

196

Adults:
The dose will depend upon your
condition, ranging from 10
micrograms to 60 micrograms daily
in divided doses.
Children and elderly:
The dose may be started at 5
micrograms a day.
• Please note that your doctor will
monitor your thyroid function
regularly to make sure that you are
given the right dose for your

condition.
If you take more Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets than you should:
This may cause agitation, confusion,
headache, sweating and a rapid
pulse. If you take too many tablets
contact your doctor or nearest
hospital casualty department as soon
as possible. Take any remaining
tablets and this leaflet with you so the
medical staff will know what you
have taken.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Liothyronine Sodium 20 micrograms Tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to take your
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets:
Take the next dose at the correct time
and then go on as before. It is
important, in order for your medicine
to work, that doses are not forgotten.
Do not take a double dose to make up
for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets:
Do not stop taking Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets unless your doctor
tells you to.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets
them. Side effects you could
experience are:
• Vomiting (being sick)
• Insomnia (sleeplessness)
• Fever
• Intolerance to heat
• Tremor (involuntary, rhythmic
muscle movements)

In this leaflet:
1. What are Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets and what they are used for
2. Before you take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets
3. How to take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets
6. Further information

1. What are Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets and what are
they used for
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets are a
form of thyroxine which is quick acting
and long lasting. Thyroxine is a
hormone produced by the thyroid
gland in the neck which controls
many body functions.
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets are used to:
• treat some of the more severe

• Temporary loss of hair in children
• Allergic reactions such as rash,
itching, oedema (abnormal
accumulation of body fluid)
• Angina pain (pain in the chest when
exercising)
• Irregular, thumping or fast heart
beats
• Muscle cramps or weakness
• Diarrhoea
• Restlessness or excitability

• Headache, face and neck redness,
sweating
• Loss of weight.
These effects normally mean the dose
of the medicine needs changing. You
should consult your doctor if they
occur. The effects usually go away
when the dose has been changed.
If any of the side effects become
serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

conditions in which the thyroid does
not produce enough thyroxine.
• balance the effect of medicines used
to treat an overactive thyroid.
2. Before you take Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets
DO NOT take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets if:
• You know that you are allergic to
liothyronine sodium or any of the
other ingredients (listed in Section 6

at the end of this leaflet)
• You have angina (chest pain when
exercising) or conditions affecting
your heart or circulation
• If you are suffering from
thyrotoxicosis (condition due to over
activity of the thyroid gland)
Speak to your doctor before you take
this medicine if any of the above
applies to you.

5. How to store Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets
Keep this medicine out of the sight and
reach of children.
Do not use Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets after the expiry date which is
stated on the bottle. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Keep your tablets out of direct sunlight.
Do not use your tablets if you notice
that the container or the tablets are
damaged.

PMS
368

Black

Medicines should not be disposed of
via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the
environment.
Remember:
This medicine is for you. Only a
doctor can prescribe it for you.
Never give this medicine to someone
else; it could harm them, even if their
symptoms seem the same as yours.

Take special care with Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets if:
• You are suffering from diabetes.
Liothyronine sodium tablets may
raise blood sugar levels
• You are suffering from a condition
called myxoedema (which can
happen when you have a problem
with your thyroid gland) which makes
your skin look swollen and dry
• You are elderly

• You have suffered from low levels of
thyroid hormone in your body for a
long time, as this may affect how
your adrenal glands work. You may
be given additional medication
(corticosteriods) if this is the case
• You are suffering from any heart
problems
• You are having increased blood
pressure

M

6. Further information
What Liothyronine Sodium Tablets
contain:
The active substance is liothyronine
sodium 20 micrograms.
The other ingredients are lactose,
maize starch, powdered acacia,
sodium chloride, magnesium stearate,
industrial methylated spirit, and
purified water.

What Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets look like and contents of the
pack:
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets are
supplied in container packs of 28
tablets
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Mercury Pharma Group Ltd.,
Capital House,
85 King William Street,
London EC4N 7BL, UK

• You suffer from increased heart rate,
sleeplessness, loose watery stools
(suggesting increased metabolism)
on initiation of treatment, dose
reduction would be required
• You are initiating treatment, as an
ECG test done at the time would be
valuable
• If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Speak to your doctor before you take
this medicine if any of the above
applies to you.

Taking other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets may affect
or be affected by the following medicines:
• Anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) used
to thin the blood and prevent blood
clots
• Anticonvulsants (e.g. carbamazepine
or phenytoin) used to prevent fits

28 Tablets Each tablet contains

Manufacturer:
Custom Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Conway
Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3LW
This leaflet was last revised in
December 2013

Liothyronine
Sodium

20 micrograms
Tablets

100201/LF/4

20

micrograms

• Insulin and other treatments for
diabetes
• Medicines called cardiac glycosides
(e.g. digoxin) used to treat heart
conditions such as heart failure
• Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g.
amitriptyline / imipramine) used to
treat depression
• Colestyramine / colestipol which
reduces the level of cholesterol (fats)
in the blood
• Oral contraceptives (‘the pill’)

• Amiodarone, used to treat irregular
heart beats
• Barbiturates, used to induce sleep
and decrease anxiety
• Primidone, used for seizures or fits.
Pregnancy and breast feeding:
If you are pregnant or planning to
become pregnant or breast feeding
discuss your medication with your
doctor. The decision on whether it is
best to take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets during pregnancy or breast

20 micrograms liothyronine
sodium.
Also contains lactose.
See leaflet for further
information.
To be taken by mouth.

Marketing Authorization Holder:
Mercury Pharma Group Ltd.,
Capital House, 85 King William
Street, London EC4N 7BL, UK

feeding will be made by your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking any medicines.
Important information about some
of the ingredients of Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets:
This medicine contains Lactose,
which is a sugar. If you have been
told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this
medicine.

Use as directed by your
doctor.
Keep out of the sight and
reach of children.
Do not store above 25˚C.
Store in the original container
in order to protect from light.
PL10972/0033

POM

100201/LB/4

Marketing Authorization Holder:
Mercury Pharma Group Ltd.,
Capital House, 85 King William
Street, London EC4N 7BL, UK

Version:

PAT

Manufacturer:

Peel here to read leaflet

20

micrograms

100201/LB/4

20 micrograms
Tablets

Use as directed by your
doctor.
Keep out of the sight and
reach of children.
Do not store above 25˚C.
Store in the original container
in order to protect from light.

Revised by:

Label & Leaflet

Colours: PMS

Liothyronine
Sodium

Each tablet contains
20 micrograms liothyronine
sodium.
Also contains lactose.
See leaflet for further
information.
To be taken by mouth.

Component:

5pt. Swiss 721BT

28 Tablets

Liothyronine sodium
tablets

3. How to take Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets
Always take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets exactly as your doctor has told
you. You should check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets are
taken by mouth. They should be
swallowed with a glass of water.
They may be crushed for children
and elderly patients.

Date of Approval:

PROOF

N/A

1

To be implemented by:

N/A

03/07/2014

Product Description:

Originated by

Date:

Liothyronine Sodium 20mcg Tablets

KBR

31/1/2012 No

Tech Approved

Date:

N/A

PL10972/0033

POM

100201/LB/4, 100201/LF/4

File Name:

CRF No.:

Custom

100201LB LF Liothyronine v4_1

AMCo.CRF.260.2014

Market:

Software Package:

Barcode:

UK

Illustrator CS5

5021691 108528

Minimum Font Size & Typeface:

Dimensions:

Pharma Code:

35 x 69mmCarrier | 466 x 35mmLF | 35 x 110mmLB

N/A
Key Line:

196

Adults:
The dose will depend upon your
condition, ranging from 10
micrograms to 60 micrograms daily
in divided doses.
Children and elderly:
The dose may be started at 5
micrograms a day.
• Please note that your doctor will
monitor your thyroid function
regularly to make sure that you are
given the right dose for your

condition.
If you take more Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets than you should:
This may cause agitation, confusion,
headache, sweating and a rapid
pulse. If you take too many tablets
contact your doctor or nearest
hospital casualty department as soon
as possible. Take any remaining
tablets and this leaflet with you so the
medical staff will know what you
have taken.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Liothyronine Sodium 20 micrograms Tablets
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
If any of the side effects become serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

If you forget to take your
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets:
Take the next dose at the correct time
and then go on as before. It is
important, in order for your medicine
to work, that doses are not forgotten.
Do not take a double dose to make up
for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets:
Do not stop taking Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets unless your doctor
tells you to.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets
them. Side effects you could
experience are:
• Vomiting (being sick)
• Insomnia (sleeplessness)
• Fever
• Intolerance to heat
• Tremor (involuntary, rhythmic
muscle movements)

In this leaflet:
1. What are Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets and what they are used for
2. Before you take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets
3. How to take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets
6. Further information

1. What are Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets and what are
they used for
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets are a
form of thyroxine which is quick acting
and long lasting. Thyroxine is a
hormone produced by the thyroid
gland in the neck which controls
many body functions.
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets are used to:
• treat some of the more severe

• Temporary loss of hair in children
• Allergic reactions such as rash,
itching, oedema (abnormal
accumulation of body fluid)
• Angina pain (pain in the chest when
exercising)
• Irregular, thumping or fast heart
beats
• Muscle cramps or weakness
• Diarrhoea
• Restlessness or excitability

• Headache, face and neck redness,
sweating
• Loss of weight.
These effects normally mean the dose
of the medicine needs changing. You
should consult your doctor if they
occur. The effects usually go away
when the dose has been changed.
If any of the side effects become
serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet,
please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

conditions in which the thyroid does
not produce enough thyroxine.
• balance the effect of medicines used
to treat an overactive thyroid.
2. Before you take Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets
DO NOT take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets if:
• You know that you are allergic to
liothyronine sodium or any of the
other ingredients (listed in Section 6

at the end of this leaflet)
• You have angina (chest pain when
exercising) or conditions affecting
your heart or circulation
• If you are suffering from
thyrotoxicosis (condition due to over
activity of the thyroid gland)
Speak to your doctor before you take
this medicine if any of the above
applies to you.

5. How to store Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets
Keep this medicine out of the sight and
reach of children.
Do not use Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets after the expiry date which is
stated on the bottle. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Keep your tablets out of direct sunlight.
Do not use your tablets if you notice
that the container or the tablets are
damaged.

PMS
368

Black

Medicines should not be disposed of
via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These
measures will help to protect the
environment.
Remember:
This medicine is for you. Only a
doctor can prescribe it for you.
Never give this medicine to someone
else; it could harm them, even if their
symptoms seem the same as yours.

Take special care with Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets if:
• You are suffering from diabetes.
Liothyronine sodium tablets may
raise blood sugar levels
• You are suffering from a condition
called myxoedema (which can
happen when you have a problem
with your thyroid gland) which makes
your skin look swollen and dry
• You are elderly

• You have suffered from low levels of
thyroid hormone in your body for a
long time, as this may affect how
your adrenal glands work. You may
be given additional medication
(corticosteriods) if this is the case
• You are suffering from any heart
problems
• You are having increased blood
pressure

M

6. Further information
What Liothyronine Sodium Tablets
contain:
The active substance is liothyronine
sodium 20 micrograms.
The other ingredients are lactose,
maize starch, powdered acacia,
sodium chloride, magnesium stearate,
industrial methylated spirit, and
purified water.

What Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets look like and contents of the
pack:
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets are
supplied in container packs of 28
tablets
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Mercury Pharma Group Ltd.,
Capital House,
85 King William Street,
London EC4N 7BL, UK

• You suffer from increased heart rate,
sleeplessness, loose watery stools
(suggesting increased metabolism)
on initiation of treatment, dose
reduction would be required
• You are initiating treatment, as an
ECG test done at the time would be
valuable
• If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Speak to your doctor before you take
this medicine if any of the above
applies to you.

Taking other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking or have recently taken any
other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets may affect
or be affected by the following medicines:
• Anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin) used
to thin the blood and prevent blood
clots
• Anticonvulsants (e.g. carbamazepine
or phenytoin) used to prevent fits

28 Tablets Each tablet contains

Manufacturer:
Custom Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Conway
Street, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 3LW
This leaflet was last revised in
December 2013

Use as directed by your
doctor.
Keep out of the sight and
reach of children.
Do not store above 25˚C.
Store in the original container
in order to protect from light.

Liothyronine sodium
tablets

Liothyronine
Sodium

20 micrograms
Tablets

100201/LF/4

20

micrograms

• Insulin and other treatments for
diabetes
• Medicines called cardiac glycosides
(e.g. digoxin) used to treat heart
conditions such as heart failure
• Tricyclic antidepressants (e.g.
amitriptyline / imipramine) used to
treat depression
• Colestyramine / colestipol which
reduces the level of cholesterol (fats)
in the blood
• Oral contraceptives (‘the pill’)

20 micrograms liothyronine
sodium.
Also contains lactose.
See leaflet for further
information.
To be taken by mouth.

• Amiodarone, used to treat irregular
heart beats
• Barbiturates, used to induce sleep
and decrease anxiety
• Primidone, used for seizures or fits.
Pregnancy and breast feeding:
If you are pregnant or planning to
become pregnant or breast feeding
discuss your medication with your
doctor. The decision on whether it is
best to take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets during pregnancy or breast

Marketing Authorization Holder:
Mercury Pharma Group Ltd.,
Capital House, 85 King William
Street, London EC4N 7BL, UK

feeding will be made by your doctor.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking any medicines.
Important information about some
of the ingredients of Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets:
This medicine contains Lactose,
which is a sugar. If you have been
told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact
your doctor before taking this
medicine.

PL10972/0033

POM

100201/LB/4

Marketing Authorization Holder:
Mercury Pharma Group Ltd.,
Capital House, 85 King William
Street, London EC4N 7BL, UK

Version:

PAT

Manufacturer:

Peel here to read leaflet

20

micrograms

100201/LB/4

20 micrograms
Tablets

Use as directed by your
doctor.
Keep out of the sight and
reach of children.
Do not store above 25˚C.
Store in the original container
in order to protect from light.

Revised by:

Label & Leaflet

Colours: PMS

Liothyronine
Sodium

Each tablet contains
20 micrograms liothyronine
sodium.
Also contains lactose.
See leaflet for further
information.
To be taken by mouth.

Component:

5pt. Swiss 721BT

28 Tablets

Liothyronine sodium
tablets

3. How to take Liothyronine
Sodium Tablets
Always take Liothyronine Sodium
Tablets exactly as your doctor has told
you. You should check with your doctor
or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Liothyronine Sodium Tablets are
taken by mouth. They should be
swallowed with a glass of water.
They may be crushed for children
and elderly patients.

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