ea0065p427 | Thyroid | SFEBES2019
James Cornelius Fernandez
, Eapen Dilip
Introduction: Hypothyroid patients with failure to take/absorb oral levothyroxine might require intravenous levothyroxine. IV levothyroxine is neither licensed nor available in UK. It has to be imported (with special request), and is unexpectedly costly. IV liothyronine has shorter duration of action, need 23 injections/day, and exhibits sudden surges increasing risk of angina/arrhythmia. Moreover, IV liothyronine is much more expensive than IV levothyroxine.<p class...