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FREE EBOOK:
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO LEVOTHYROXINE

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To complement your Levothyroxine Deep Dive webinar program, be sure to download your free 93-page PDF copy of the Complete Guide to Levothyroxine. You'll want to regularly refer to this helpful and comprehensive guide as you manage and optimize your hypothyroidism treatment, to truly feel and live well!

Download your free copy of the Complete Guide to Levothyroxine now!

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COMPLETE GUIDE TO LEVOTHYROXINE:
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION

PART 1: YOUR LEVOTHYROXINE OPTIONS

LEVOTHYROXINE OVERVIEW

  • The Three Forms of Levothyroxine

  • Levoxyl® Brand Levothyroxine Tablets

  • Synthroid® Brand Levothyroxine Tablets

  • Tirosint® Brand Levothyroxine Capsules

  • Tirosint®-SOL Brand Levothyroxine Oral Solution

  • Unithroid® Brand Levothyroxine Tablets

  • Generic Levothyroxine Tablets

 

HOW TO TAKE LEVOTHYROXINE

EXCIPIENTS AND DYES

  • What's in Your Levothyroxine Tablets?

  • What’s in Tirosint® and Tirosint®-SOL?

  • How Can Excipients Affect You?

  • Which Dyes Are Used in Levothyroxine?

POTENCY ISSUES

  • How Do Levothyroxine Potency Differences Affect Your Treatment?

  • What Are the Challenges of Taking Generic Levothyroxine?

FINDING THE RIGHT LEVOTHYROXINE FOR YOU

  • Do You Need a Brand Name Levothyroxine?

  • When Should You Consider Switching from One Brand of Levothyroxine to Another?

  • When Should You Consider Switching from Levothyroxine Tablets to Tirosint® Capsules or Oral Solution?

 

PART 2:  THE COST OF LEVOTHYROXINE

 

DRUG DISTRIBUTION AND PRICING

  • Health Plans and Pharmacy Benefit Managers

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICING

  • Insurance Copayments and Tiers

HOW MANUFACTURER PROGRAMS CAN HELP YOU SAVE

  • Copay Cards and Coupons

  • Tirosint® Copay Coupons and Tirosint® Direct Program

  • How Can Patient Assistance Programs Help You Afford Your Levothyroxine?

 

RETAILER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

  • The Walmart $4 Prescription Program

  • Costco Member Prescription Program

  • BlinkHealth

 

OUTSIDE COUPON AND DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

MAIL ORDER PHARMACIES

  • Mail My Prescriptions

  • Honeybee Health

  • Rx Outreach

 

PAYING RETAIL/CASH PRICES

  • Clawbacks

MULTI-MONTH REFILLS

 

SPLITTING TABLETS

 

SUMMARY: SAVING ON BRAND NAME AND GENERIC LEVOTHYROXINE

 

PART 3: SOLVING YOUR LEVOTHYROXINE CHALLENGES

 

SUMMARY OF CHALLENGES

  • The Biggest Challenges with Levothyroxine

  • Common Challenges with Levothyroxine Tablets 

  • Food, Supplement, and Medication Issues with Levothyroxine Tablets

  • Cost and Affordability Issues with Levothyroxine

  • Pharmacy Problems with Levothyroxine

  • Nothing is Working!

SPECIFIC CHALLENGES

  • CHALLENGE: You are taking any form of levothyroxine -- Levoxyl®, Synthroid®, Tirosint®, Tirosint®-SOL, Unithroid®, or generic levothyroxine -- and you still don't feel well.

  • CHALLENGE: You are taking levothyroxine, and your thyroid levels keep fluctuating.

  • CHALLENGE: You are taking levothyroxine tablets and you still don’t feel well.

  • CHALLENGE: You are taking levothyroxine tablets consistently and correctly, but your thyroid levels are not lowering, even with increasing doses.
  • CHALLENGE: You are taking levothyroxine tablets and you still don't feel well...and you may also be lactose intolerant, have seasonal allergies/hay fever, gluten sensitivity, or you’re sensitive to iodine.

  • CHALLENGE: You are taking levothyroxine tablets and you still don't feel well...and you also have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's disease, ulcers, celiac disease, or another digestive or gastrointestinal condition.
  • CHALLENGE: You are taking levothyroxine tablets and still don't feel well...and you have a high intake of soy foods and/or supplements.

  • CHALLENGE: You eat breakfast, or drink coffee or milk around the same time as you take your levothyroxine tablets.

  • CHALLENGE: You are taking levothyroxine tablets -- and you also take a proton pump inhibitor drug or antacid, and you're not at optimal levels, and still don’t feel well.

  • CHALLENGE: You are taking levothyroxine tablets and also take calcium supplements and/or drink calcium-fortified juice, and you're not at optimal levels and still aren’t feeling well.

  • CHALLENGE: You’re taking levothyroxine tablets, and you also take iron supplements – or prenatal or multi-vitamins with iron – and you still don’t feel well.

  • CHALLENGE: You feel best when taking brand name Synthroid® or Tirosint®/Tirosint®-SOL, but your copay is so high that you can’t afford your brand-name medication.

  • CHALLENGE: You feel best on a higher-priced brand name levothyroxine like Synthroid® or Tirosint®/ Tirosint®-SOL, but you are uninsured and can't afford the cost of the brand name medication.

  • CHALLENGE: You are taking generic levothyroxine (or Unithroid® brand), and you are paying more than $10 to $15 a month for your medication.
  • CHALLENGE: Your pharmacy is substituting generic levothyroxine tablets – or lower-cost brands like Unithroid® or Levoxyl® -- for more expensive brand name levothyroxine like Synthroid®, Tirosint®, or Tirosint®-SOL.

  • CHALLENGE: Your pharmacy says they "don't have Tirosint® or Tirosint®-SOL in stock,” and they try to substitute generic or brand-name levothyroxine tablets.
  • CHALLENGE: You have totally optimized every aspect of your levothyroxine treatment, and you still have hypothyroidism symptoms and don’t feel well.
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