Hypothyroidism Savings Tips

Savings Tips for Hypothyroidism

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  • 8 Things That Can Mess With Your Thyroid Medication

    September 07, 2017

    Generic levothyroxine and brand name Synthroid are two of the most commonly prescribed medications in the U.S. for the treatment of hypothyroidism. Other similar medications include Levoxyl, Tirosint, and Unithroid. Synthetic thyroxine (T4), as Synthroid or the generic option levothyroxine, is a prohormone that is de-iodinated in our tissues to form T3, the active thyroid hormone. Once your doctor starts you on thyroid replacement they will follow your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) blood test and make adjustments in dosage as needed. See More

  • 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

  • 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 UnithroidSee More

  • Nighttime Leg Cramps: Meds That Hurt, Meds That Help

    May 02, 2012

    Nocturnal leg cramps are a common cause of pain in the legs that can disrupt sleep. They are present in nearly 50 percent of those over the age of 50. Leg cramps are characterized by sudden muscle tightness, most commonly in the foot, thigh, or calf, that may last from seconds to minutes. Forceful stretching of the affected muscles usually relieves these leg cramps. For some reason, the vast majority of people have these cramps only at night. See More

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