What is Hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, constipation, depression, puffy hands, face, and feet, skin thickening, and hair thinning.

Treatment for hypothyroidism includes taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat hypothyroidism are thyroxines, triiodothyronines, and thyroxine / triiodothyronine combinations.

Savings Tips for Hypothyroidism

  • GoodRx Top 10 Drug Guide: What Are the Most Expensive and Most Popular Drugs in the US

    January 28, 2016

    The new Goodrx Top 10 Lists are in, and this time we take a look back at the end of 2015. These are the most popular and most expensive drugs in the US, and they cover all kinds of conditions from common heart and pain meds to pricey treatments for cancer and genetic disorders.

    To start with—which drugs were filled the most in the last quarter of 2015?

  • Is My Thyroid Medication Working? These Drugs Can Cause Interactions

    February 17, 2015

    Levothyroxine is the best drug for the treatment of hypothyroidism. Almost 12% of women take lifelong thyroid replacement therapy in the form of the generic levothyroxine or the brand name Synthroid. The most common cause of hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid gland, is autoimmune thyroiditis.

    If you are taking your thyroid replacement and still just don’t feel right, pay attention to these common mistakes and drug interactions that may be affecting how well your levothyroxine is absorbed. See More

  • Levoxyl Shortage: When Will It Return?

    February 24, 2014

    Levoxyl is mainly used for the treatment of hypothyroidism or low thyroid hormone levels. It was voluntarily recalled by its manufacturer, Pfizer, in February of 2013, due to reports from consumers and pharmacists that the tablets had a strange smell.

    When is Levoxyl expected to be available again?
    According to the Levoxyl website the estimated date of availability is March 3, 2014, but the exact date is subject to change without notice. See More

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Popular Hypothyroidism Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Thyroxines 12 See Prices
Thyroxines 40 See Prices
Thyroxine / Triiodothyronine Combinations 25 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Hypothyroidism Drug Classes

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