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!
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.
[This message has been edited by AngelaA (edited 09-12-2003).]
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.
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.
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.