1. Health

Discuss in my forum

Mary Shomon

Lannett Company, Inc. Announces the Approval of Its Levothyroxine

By June 24, 2004

Follow me on:

Lannett Company announced that Jerome Stevens Pharmaceutical, Inc. (JSP), Lannett's exclusive supplier, has received a letter from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving the bioequivalence of its levothyroxine sodium tablet to King Pharmaceutical's Levoxyl. The product made by Jerome Stevens and distributed by Lannett, which is also sold under the brand name "Unithroid," was the first levothyroxine approved by the FDA. Levothyroxine is used to treat hypothyroidism and other thyroid disorders. It is one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States with over 13 million patients. According to market research, the annual retail sales for Levoxyl® is estimated to be approximately $344 million.
Comments
July 29, 2007 at 9:53 pm
(1) Scott says:

Lannett is not bioequivalent. I have taken other brands, most recently Sandoz, without issue.

October 17, 2007 at 7:30 pm
(2) Alice says:

Is this brand of Levothyroxine gluten-free? My pharmacist can’t seem to find out. I have Celiac Disease and need to know.

Leave a Comment

Line and paragraph breaks are automatic. Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title="">, <b>, <i>, <strike>

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.