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Need help...pill looks like a gingerbread man
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    cianco is offline New Member
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    Default Need help...pill looks like a gingerbread man

    I am a medical examiner, a patient got a prescription from the pharmacy that was supposed to be her thyroid med...unfortunately the pharmacy made a mistake because the pill was not Synthroid, the patients' TSH went bizerk after taking these (simply because they were not her thyroid meds). No one can seem to figure out what she was actually dispensed. Including the pharmacy. Anyone here have any ideas?

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    kirby is offline Platinum Member
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    I'm not a doctor or a pharmacist, but I have read that some meds have a "narrow therapeutic window."

    Levothyroxine happens to be one of the medications.

    I know what a "gingerbread man" looks like, but can't find anything similar.

    Maybe the patient got Levoxyl instead of Synthroid? Levoxyl is a strange shape - to me it looks like a cut-out oval.

    BlueCross BlueShield has some good pictures if you want to check them out.

    http://www.ahealthyme.com/dispensabl....2_A&_DAV=5932

    If Levoxyl doesn't match, please post again. And we'll do all we can do to help.

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    This may help
    You will find pictures of all Levoxyl pills on the one page at
    https://www.drugs.com/cdi/levoxyl.html
    [8D]

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    kirby is offline Platinum Member
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    quote:You will find pictures of all Levoxyl pills on the one page
    Thanks, Sleuth! [8D]

    If there is a hard way to do something, I'll find it!

    Your way is much better. Thanks again.


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