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ATC codes: H03AA01
EMLc
Indication
Hypothyroidism ICD11 code: 5A00.Z
INN
Levothyroxine sodium
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Oral > Solid: 50 µg (sodium salt) ; 100 µg (sodium salt) ; 25 µg (sodium salt) (EMLc)
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Changed in 1979 (TRS 641)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee endorsed the inclusion of levothyroxine in the EMLc and recommended the addition of 25 microgram strength formulation. The Subcommittee also identified the need for a form appropriate for neonates and young children.