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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [levothyroxine And The Problem Of Interchangeability Of Drugs With Narrow Therapeutic Index].
Author: Ward, Laura Sterian
Abstract: The exchange of a prescribed drug by other similar, by generic products and even by custom products has become common practice in our country, often ignoring basic tenets of bioequivalence, interchangeability, stability and characteristics of the pharmaceutical compounds. In the case of drugs of narrow therapeutic index, such as levothyroxine, these problems are intensified, putting the effectiveness of treatment and patient health at serious risk. We review the pertinent legislation, emphasizing the characteristics of levothyroxine and adverse effects that limit the interchangeability of the compound.
Subject: Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Systems
Brazil
Drug Approval
Drug Substitution
Drugs, Generic
Humans
Therapeutic Equivalency
Thyroid Hormones
Thyroxine
Citation: Arquivos Brasileiros De Endocrinologia E Metabologia. v. 55, n. 7, p. 429-34, 2011-Oct.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 
Address: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22147090
Date Issue: 2011
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