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*Estimated date of availability is March 3, 2014. Availability is subject to change without notice.
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Pfizer is pleased to announce that LEVOXYL® (levothyroxine sodium), a prescription medicine approved to treat hypothyroidism and treat or prevent certain types of goiter, will be available in retail pharmacies in the United States on approximately March 3, 2014.
If pharmacies do not have a supply of LEVOXYL, they should contact Pfizer customer service at 1-800-533-4535, and Pfizer will work with pharmacists and their designated wholesalers to drop-ship LEVOXYL.
We are also excited to announce that Pfizer will be offering eligible patients a 30-day free trial of LEVOXYL. The 30-day free trial offer voucher is available for download. Click here to download. Terms and conditions apply. See below or click here.
If you have any questions regarding treatment with LEVOXYL, please speak with your health care professional.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why was LEVOXYL recalled?
Pfizer stopped shipping LEVOXYL in February 2013 to investigate reports from pharmacists and patients of an uncharacteristic odor that appeared a few days after a bottle had been opened. A thorough investigation determined that the source of the odor was an oxygen-absorbing canister that had been packaged with some bottles. The company conducted a careful assessment and concluded that the odor was not likely to cause any adverse health consequences. However, the company discussed the situation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and decided, out of an abundance of caution, to voluntarily recall LEVOXYL to the retail level.
Why is LEVOXYL available again?
Pfizer has corrected the issue with the oxygen-absorbing canister and has resumed manufacturing of LEVOXYL. We anticipate that LEVOXYL will be back in pharmacies on approximately March 3, 2014.
How can a patient obtain LEVOXYL if the pharmacy doesn’t have it in stock?
If pharmacies do not have a supply of LEVOXYL, patients should contact Pfizer customer service at 1-800-533-4535, and we will work with pharmacists and their designated wholesalers to drop-ship LEVOXYL.
Terms and Conditions
By redeeming this free trial voucher, you acknowledge that you currently meet the eligibility criteria and comply with the terms and conditions described below:
- You will receive a 30-day supply of LEVOXYL. Only 1 voucher per person may be redeemed under this program
- Voucher must be presented to your pharmacist along with a valid prescription for LEVOXYL
- Voucher good for one time only
- The voucher will be accepted only at participating pharmacies
- No membership fees
- No claim for reimbursement for product dispensed pursuant to this voucher may be submitted to any third party payor. Federal and state health care program beneficiaries are not eligible for this voucher
- This free trial voucher is not valid for Massachusetts residents whose prescriptions are covered in whole or in part by third party insurance, or where otherwise prohibited by law
- This free trial voucher cannot be combined with any other rebate/coupon, free trial, or similar offer for the specified prescription
- This free trial is not health insurance
- Offer good only in the U.S. and Puerto Rico
- Only new patients may use this voucher. By redeeming this voucher, you certify that you are not currently using LEVOXYL. This voucher is not transferable
- Pfizer reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend this free trial voucher without notice
- This free trial voucher expires 12/31/14
- Patients must be 18 or older
- For questions regarding reimbursement, please call 1-800-422-5604, or write: Pfizer, ATTN: LEVOXYL, PO Box 2246, Morrisville, PA 19067-8025. www.pfizer.com
- Average savings for all patients is approximately $15
You should not use LEVOXYL:
- If you have untreated or known overactive thyroid of any cause, heart attack or untreated low adrenal gland function.
- If you are allergic to any of the inactive ingredients in the tablets. Notify your physician if you experience hives, itching, rash, flushing, swelling of the throat, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, joint pain, or wheezing, as these may be the symptoms of an allergic reaction.
- For the treatment of male or female infertility unless this condition is due to low thyroid function.
- In a certain type of goiter or for thyroid small masses (particularly in the elderly or those with heart and blood vessel disease), if the TSH level is already lowered. If the TSH level is not lowered, LEVOXYL should be used with caution.
To avoid, under- or over-treatment with LEVOXYL, carefully follow the dosage instructions given by your health care provider. Do not discontinue or change the amount you take or how often you take it, unless directed to do so by your physician. Because many drugs interact with levothyroxine sodium, your doctor may need to make adjustments in dosing to maintain therapeutic response.
Long-term therapy with LEVOXYL, especially in women after menopause may decrease bone mineral density.
Tell your physician if you are allergic to any foods or medicines, are pregnant or intend to become pregnant, are breast-feeding or are taking any other medications, including prescription and over-the-counter preparations. If you become pregnant while taking LEVOXYL, it is likely that your dose will need to be increased while you are pregnant.
Tell your physician of any other medical conditions you may have, particularly heart disease, diabetes, clotting disorders, and adrenal or pituitary gland problems. Your dose of medications used to control these other conditions may need to be adjusted while you are taking LEVOXYL.
While taking LEVOXYL, there is a risk of high blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack, and cardiac arrest, as well as growth changes in children.
Tell your physician if you experience any of the following adverse events, or any other unusual medical events:
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Leg cramps
- Change in appetite
- Weight gain or loss
- Excessive sweating
- Heat intolerance
- Changes in menstrual periods
- Hives or skin rash
- Partial temporary hair loss
Take LEVOXYL in the morning on an empty stomach, at least one-half hour before eating any food. It is very important that you take the tablet with a full glass of water to avoid choking, gagging, tablet getting stuck in your throat or difficulty swallowing.
Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.
You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a health care provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a health care provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient.
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