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Levothyroxine Properties


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Levothyroxine is a synthetically prepared levo isomer of thyroxine, the major hormone secreted from the thyroid gland. It is used as a hormone replacement for patients with thyroid problems. It is used to treat hypothyroidism, goiter, chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, myxedema coma, and stupor.

Chemical Properties

Boiling Point 576.3°C
Brand Name Eltroxin(CanadaOntario); (Canada,Quebec);(Denmark); (NewZealand); Euthyrox (Canada,Quebe); (Denmark); (Norway);(Sweden); Laevoxin; Letter; Levaxin; Levolet; Levothroid; Levothyrox; Levoxine; Levoxyl; Novothyrox; Oroxine; Synthroid; SynthroidSodium; Thyratabs; Thyrax; Thyreoideum; Thyrotabs; Thyroxevan; Thyroxin; Thyroxinal; Unithroid
CAS Number 51-48-9
ChEBI 18332
IUPAC Name O-(4-hydroxy-3,5-diiodophenyl)-3,5-diiodo-L-tyrosine
InChI 1S/C15H11I4NO4/c16-8-4-7(5-9(17)13(8)21)24-14-10(18)1-6(2-11(14)19)3-12(20)15(22)23/h1-2,4-5,12,21H,3,20H2,(H,22,23)/t12-/m0/s1
Melting Point 235.5°C
Molar Mass 776.87 g/mol
Molecular Formula C15H11I4NO4
NFPA 704 H-1,F-1,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number YP2833760
Solubility 0.105 mg/ml
Synonyms Thyroxine; (-)-Thyroxine;THX; L-Thryoxin; Levo-t; 3,3',5,5'-Tetraiodo-L-thyronine; Laevothyroxinum; T4 levothyroxine; Levothyroxin; LevothyroxineSodium; O-(4-Hydroxy-3,5-diidophenyl)-3,5-Diiodo-L-tyrosine; Tetraiodothyronine; Thyroxine Iodine; 3,5,3',5'-Tetraiodothyronine;T4
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