South Staffordshire Joint FormularyCannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group
Patients on long-term thyroid treatment should have annual blood level checks
Tablets 25mcg ,50mcg and 100mcg Oral Solution 5mcg/1ml, 10mcg/1ml and 20mcg/1ml Avoid Solutions if at all possible
Only to be presribed for clinically appropriate patients after specialist initiation when Levothyroxine not clinically tolerated.
NHS England has identified this product as an item that should not be routinely prescribed in primary care (July 2017). Although this drug is clinically effective, there are more cost-effective products are available.
Aqueous Iodine Solution
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Drugs which require special consideration. These are drugs for Consultant Prescribing ONLY. They should not be prescribed in Primary Care.
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