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levothyroxine

 [le″vo-thi-rok´sin]
l-thyroxine, obtained from the thyroid gland of domesticated food animals or prepared synthetically; used for replacement therapy in hypothyroidism and for the prophylaxis and treatment of goiter and of thyroid cancer; administered orally, intravenously, or intramuscularly as the sodium salt.

levothyroxine

/le·vo·thy·rox·ine/ (le″vo-thi-rok´sēn) -thyroxine, obtained from the thyroid gland of domesticated food animals or prepared synthetically; used as the sodium salt in the treatment of hypothyroidism and the treatment and prophylaxis of goiter and thyroid carcinoma.

levothyroxine

(lē′və-thī-rŏk′sēn′, -sĭn)
n.
An isomer of thyroxine, C15H10I4NO4, used in the form of its sodium salt to treat thyroxine deficiency.

levothyroxine

Thyroid hormone as a sodium salt used to treat hypothyroidism. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Thyronine.

levothyroxine

the pharmaceutical name for the thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4); used for replacement therapy in hypothyroidism.
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1) In addition to manufacturing Armour Thyroid, Forest makes Levothroid, a proprietary brand of levothyroxine (synthetic thyroxine, or T4).
entered into a global settlement in September 2010, as part of which the company, among other things, pleaded guilty in November 2010 to two strict liability, no-intent misdemeanor violations of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, relating to conduct that occurred almost a decade ago involving the distribution and marketing of Levothroid and Celexa.
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