What is Goiter?

A goiter is an abnormal enlargement or swelling of the thyroid gland. It can be caused by a thyroid imbalance, iodine deficiency, an inflamed or cancerous thyroid, or other conditions. The swollen thyroid gland can cause a cough, difficulty breathing, and difficulty swallowing.

Treatment for a goiter can include thyroid medication, surgery, or radioactive iodine. Thyroxines (levothyroxine, Synthroid, Levoxyl) and triiodothyronines (liothyronine, Cytomel) can help correct a thyroid imbalance.

Savings Tips for Goiter

  • 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

  • Levoxyl Recall

    April 25, 2013

    Recently Pfizer, the manufacturer of Levoxyl, has issued a national recall of all Levoxyl products from retail pharmacies. As of April 2013, pharmacies will no longer have any strengths of Levoxyl available. Here’s what you need to know:

    What is Levoxyl?

     Levoxyl (levothyroxine) is used to treat low thyroid levels and to prevent certain types of goiters (an enlargement of the thyroid gland). Levoxyl is also available in its generic form, levothyroxine, or as other brands, such as Synthroid, Levothroid, and Unithroid. See More

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Popular Goiter Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Thyroxines 13 See Prices
Thyroxine / Triiodothyronine Combinations 29 See Prices
Triiodothyronines 21 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.

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