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Old 09-12-2003, 10:33 AM   #1
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Arrow Levoxyl 112mcg recalled

Mary Shoman's newsletter today says that Levoxyl 112mcg has been recalled (again) because there was a mistake and some drugs meant for dogs was mixed in accidently. My dad's taking Levoxyl, not sure what dose, so I'm fixing to call him. Now that's scary stuff!

 
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Makes it harder and harder for them to say bad things about Armour, doesn't it.

 
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Old 09-12-2003, 10:45 AM   #3
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Yep it does. I mean they can't criticize Armour for the silly stability issue when they are putting freaking dog meds in theirs. I just found more specifics on this Levoxyl screw up. My best friend and her mom are both on the stuff; I gotta call them too.


Levoxyl affected is the 112mcg, 100 count bottles. Repackaged by: American Health Packaging, Columbus, OH

NDC 52604-5112-1. Recall # D-321-03.
Code: Lot #024737, Exp. May 31,2004.
4,218 bottles are affected, and they were distributed nationwide.


Since you probably don't get the 100 count bottle, you will need to call your pharmicist to see if your meds are part of the lot that was recalled. Soloxine 0.2 mg a thyroid med for dogs was mixed in with this batch of Levoxyl.


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I take Levoxyl, not the dose on the recall, but it makes you wonder about the drug itself. It seems to have a lot of problems.

 
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I thought dogs needed Armour, like some of us. Quality control is the issue here. Are drugs made for dogs produces in less sanitary conditions, or do they allow lager variances in the meds? The Vets I know, buy brand name stuff.

 
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Some dogs may take dessicated pig thyroid, but I don't think they get Armour. Animal medications are not made under as strict guidelines. The worst thing about this horrible Levoxyl goof-up is that the dog med is a higher dose 0.2 mg, notice milligram, not microgram, so it could make some people very hyper, possibly cause heart attack in an eldery person, if they take too many of those dog pills. If you aren't familiar with metrics, a milli is one thousand times larger than a micro.

 
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Wow!
That is irresponsible, they should be closed down. That is a major difference in doses and well could cause health problems!

 
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Used it a couple of times when I was showing my Basset Hounds. We always used Synthroid. Generally it was for one of the females that was having conception problems. Had a couple that tested borderline low, and the Synthroid worked like a charm.

 
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I took Levoxyl .112 and bought it by the bottle(100) until the first part of July. Thought I was panting alot. IWL

 
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LMAO IWL

My dr took me off Levoxyl about 6wks ago because it was being recalled but i don't think it was about the dog med mix up. He put me on Synthroid instead.-Roni

 
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