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Old 08-07-2022, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Tricity
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Good question. ...As I understand it, most levo- comes from India & Pueto Rico.. 70% is NOT made in the US.
Up to the end of July 2022 Levothyroxine was
manufactured by Sandoz. Sandoz is a Swiss manufacturer with HQ in Germany, and plants in Austria and Slovakia. Those aren't Asian standards.
(see screenshot on my previous post).

Sandoz agreed to be the exclusive distributor of Cediprof Inc.'s levothyroxine sodium tablets - used to treat thyroid deficiency - until 2022. Cediprof later agreed with Lannett that it would take over the distribution after the Sandoz contract ended.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...301094577.html
So, from now you should look for the "Lannett" label.

About Lannett:

https://www.lannett.com/patient-resources/faq/

Also:
https://pharmaoffer.com/api-excipien.../levothyroxine

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Old 08-07-2022, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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Not going to happen. Most people already complain about the current prices of drugs, medications produced in the US would be insanely expensive and out of reach to even larger population.
That is not the issue, it is the drug middle men and Big Pharma that creates the US costs. Compare the current cost at Walgreens versus Mark Cuban Cost Plus prices. You might also check NorthWest Pharma in Canada, don't fall for Big Pharma's BS!
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:12 AM
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Location: Dessert
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My Euthyrox (levothyroxine) says "Manufactured by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for Provell Pharmaceuticals, LLC."
I tried the Merck site, couldn't figure out where the materials are sourced. It works for me, I guess I won't let it worry me. (famous last words?)

It costs $10 for a 90-day supply, without insurance, at Walmart. A bit cheaper with insurance, but nearly irrelevant.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:15 AM
 
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It's *synthetic* thyroid. The raw materials are grown in a lab. The lab can be anywhere in the world. Your prescription label has the company of manufacture for all generics. The manufacturer's website can probably provide the countries where they do the actual manufacturing of product.

Most generics are made by a myriad of manufactures and in fact, even the manufacturer of the brand name, can manufacture and sell a generic of the same drug (such as Sanofi selling a generic of their own Ambien). I've had levothyroxine from Dr. Reddy - which is in India. I've had it from companies that have mfg plants in a few other countries too (Dr. Reddy is just the one I remember, because they made the levo I was getting at Stop & Shop for five years before the store switched).

Pharmaceuticals industry is the one of the major and fastest growing in India. Very likely they are manufactured in Indai
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:47 AM
 
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I buy mine online from Mexico,it is made by Mexican companies licensed by US companies to sell them in Spanish speaking countries.
Their generic version is better than those sold in US,as each is blistered packed,here in our pharmacy,the pharmacist will remove the pills from a large bottle,which could lead to contamination,
Unfortunately,the shipping with tracking is expensive and often stuck in US customs due to heavy volume.
TEVA makes many generic drug sold in USA,it is an Israeli company.
I do not like that INDIAN drug company.
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Old 08-07-2022, 10:51 AM
 
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My Euthyrox (levothyroxine) says "Manufactured by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for Provell Pharmaceuticals, LLC."
I tried the Merck site, couldn't figure out where the materials are sourced. It works for me, I guess I won't let it worry me. (famous last words?)

It costs $10 for a 90-day supply, without insurance, at Walmart. A bit cheaper with insurance, but nearly irrelevant.
how does it work>do you just walk up to the pharmacist and ask for it?
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Old 08-07-2022, 11:32 AM
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Location: Dessert
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how does it work>do you just walk up to the pharmacist and ask for it?
I have a prescription from my doctor. I don't know if they would just sell it to you without one. I do get labs once a year, and sometimes the dosage changes. For instance, I lost weight, and now need a lower dose. I assume that's the reason, anyway.

Incidentally, I live an hour from the Mexican border. I could easily fill my prescription there, but at $40 a year, it's not worth it. How nice to be so rich! (for a limited value of rich)
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Old 08-07-2022, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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how does it work>do you just walk up to the pharmacist and ask for it?

Yes. You check the price of you meds on one (or all) of those websites (some have app) and then you just show your phone screen or computer printout if you don't have smartphone, to one of the pharmacies they list in your area.

Good websites to check:
https://www.goodrx.com/
https://www.rxsaver.com/
https://www.webmd.com/rx/
https://www.americaspharmacy.com/medication

To check on your medication prices
- you don't need to register (just give your location to get list of pharmacies that are in your area)
- you don't need to pay for the info
- you don't need to belong to any sort of discount club for a fee

Play with it and check on prices of your meds in your area. It's totally free.

Very often their price is LOWER than your insurance copay!

When you select the pharmacy you want to go due to the lowest price, just go there and show them the phone screen.
They will have to transfer your RX from the place where you currently get your meds, but that's a very short process that takes minutes and from now on you can buy the medications at the discounted price there.
It could be as well that the place where you currently buy your medications could sell it to you for that discount, but they aren't going to advertise it to you.

Here is s screenshot of my phone search



I did click on Walgreens (just as an example)



That's what you need to show at their pharmacy.
The price is for levothyroxine
30 tablets 50mcg. (One month supply)

Or 90 days supply:


It's worth to compare prices in all of those websites, because they are different.

COSTCO seems to be cheapest for Levothyroxine. If you have one in your area, you can use their pharmacy without being a member. (Their pharmacy doesn't require to be a member of the club). Just say at the door: Pharmacy, and walk right through.

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Old 08-07-2022, 02:05 PM
 
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Now I wonder if I should take Synthroid rather than generics. Hmm.
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Old 08-07-2022, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Hello. Both prescription drugs are for the thyroid (or for those who don't have a thyroid anymore). Levothyroxine is the generic.

Does anyone know where each or any of them are produced? In other words, are they made in China or the USA?

Thank you.
Something I found online said Mylan Inc produces synthroid in Morgantown West Virginia. Another source indicated Abbot Pharmaceuticals produces this product, but it doesn't say where. I've taken synthroid for years.
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