Drug Safety Warnings and Updates: July-September 2017

Teresa Rubio, PharmD

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January 03, 2018

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In This Article

Levothyroxine sodium (Thyro-Tabs®)

For more on this Drug Safety Labeling Change, click here.

For full prescribing information, click here.

Updated Boxed Warning

WARNING: NOT FOR TREATMENT OF OBESITY OR FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Thyroid hormones, including Thyro-Tabs, either alone or with other therapeutic agents, should not be used for the treatment of obesity or for weight loss.

In euthyroid patients, doses within the range of daily hormonal requirements are ineffective for weight reduction.

Larger doses may produce serious or even life-threatening manifestations of toxicity, particularly when given in association with sympathomimetic amines, such as those used for their anorectic effects.

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