• Levothyroxine was first made in 1927.
  • It is on the World Health Organisation’s List of Essential Medicines; the medications considered to be the most safe and essential in a healthcare system.
  • In 2017, over 31 million items of levothyroxine were prescribed in the UK alone – making it the second most-prescribed medicine in the country (source: openprescribing.net)
  • Levothyroxine is also known by the brand name Eltroxin.
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